Gardening with Native Grasses

Gardening with Native Grasses By: Rob Sproule Grasses, Grasses, Everywhere The Benefits of Grasses Best Varieties for Alberta “The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” –   Henry Miller Grasses, Grasses, Everywhere: Have you noticed that grasses are everywhere? Drive down down any boulevard or past any restaurant build in the past few years and you’re likely to see proud walls of ‘Karl Forester’ grass swaying in the wind. 10 years ago, I noticed the trend of landscaping with large beds of grass in Europe.…

April 24, 2017 by admin; Comments 0 Read More >

Growing Asparagus in Alberta

Growing Asparagus in Alberta By: Rob Sproule Asparagus 101 The Art of Harvesting Good and Good For You Fresh asparagus is a short-season wonder that travels across our dinner plates like a shooting star. It’s easier to grow than most people think, and hardy even in the Great-White North. Dig into some of the details… “Keep bees and grow asparagus, listen to the wind instead of the politicians, make up your own stories and believe them if you want to live the good life.” ― Miriam Waddington Asparagus 101: Eating fresh asparagus is, like seeing my first bee or smelling…

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Container Gardening…with Potatoes?

Container Gardening…with Potatoes? By: Rob Sproule Spuds in Pots The Secret of Hilling When to Harvest We love our spuds, but we don’t necessarily love all the space they take up in our garden. Potatoes can be pot grown, too, and Rob has the dirt on how to make it happen. “My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with”. – Oprah Winfrey Spuds in Pots: We love our spuds. Whether it’s their versatility, long shelf life through our winters, or because they’re just plain good comfort food, we can’t get enough of…

April 10, 2017 by Aimee; Comments 0 Read More >

Kitchen Gardening for Beginners

Kitchen Gardening for Beginners By: Rob Sproule What is a Kitchen Garden, anyway? How to Get Started What’s Hot & What’s Not Want more freshness in your cooking? Kitchen gardening is the art of growing your own fresh produce aisle just outside the back door. Here’s a look at what the fuss is all about and how to get started with your own…. “I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden.” – John Erskine What is a Kitchen Garden, anyway?: There’s a good chance that you have a kitchen garden,…

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