Seasonal Gardening

Seasonal gardening entails seasonal preparation and planting.  In the spring, tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths are planted. These blooms can withstand frost and cold temperatures in early spring. During this season, many gardeners plant lettuce, peas, and spinach.

Summer is a great time for flowers and vegetables. Heat favours tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and annual flowers such as petunias, marigolds, and zinnias.  Kale, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts are excellent fall crops for winter cooking. Crocus and daffodils can also be planted now.

Seasonal gardening ensures that your plants are well-suited to each season and that you have a beautiful and productive garden all year. Seasonal gardening is a great way for beginners and experts alike to connect with nature and enjoy the outdoors.

Digging Deep: Ideal Soil Depth for Winter Lettuce Indoors

Digging Deep: Ideal Soil Depth for Winter Lettuce Indoors

Winter may blanket Ontario in snow, but indoors, garden enthusiasts can cultivate a touch of spring. Lettuce, a favourite among indoor gardeners, is both practical and rewarding. While factors like light and temperature are crucial, the depth of the soil you plant...

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Perfecting Your Winter Light Cycle for Lush Indoor Plants

Perfecting Your Winter Light Cycle for Lush Indoor Plants

Winter is, without a doubt, a season of contrasts in Ontario. As the landscape outside gets cloaked in snow, indoors, it's the perfect time to nurture a green haven. The heart of a thriving indoor winter garden? The right light cycle. Today, we're illuminating the...

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How to grow ginseng in Ontario

How to grow ginseng in Ontario

Although it involves careful planning, preparation, and attention to detail, ginseng cultivation can be a lucrative and gratifying endeavour in Ontario. To grow ginseng in Ontario, follow these instructions: The ideal location for ginseng is one that is cool, moist,...

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How to Maximize Your Ontario Garden’s Spring Bloom

How to Maximize Your Ontario Garden’s Spring Bloom

As the winter thaws and spring buds begin to peek through the ground, gardeners in Ontario are eagerly anticipating the arrival of warmer weather and the chance to start planting. With the right preparation and care, your Ontario garden can burst into a stunning...

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Holiday Gifts From Your Garden

Holiday Gifts From Your Garden

Personal, handmade gifts are always the best, and as gardeners, we have many options to choose from. Of course, the more you plan ahead, the more materials you’ll have to work with. Here is a selection of garden gift ideas sure to please everyone on your list. Use...

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Top Ten Fall Varieties To Grow From Seed

Top Ten Fall Varieties To Grow From Seed

Heat loving vegetables and flowers such as tomatoes, peppers, and zinnias may be showing their age as fall approaches. But there are plenty of great plants that are invigorated by the cool nights and sunny days of September and October. Here’s what to grow for a...

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Seedheads for Songbirds

Seedheads for Songbirds

GOLDFINCH ON CONEFLOWER, PHOTO BY JESSICA KIRSTE/PROJECT FEEDERWATCHYour yard can be a feast for songbirds, even if it’s just a small urban plot! Choose your plants well, and don’t be too quick to tidy up after the blooms have faded. You’ll be helping to sustain...

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Putting The Garden To Bed

Putting The Garden To Bed

The neat and tidy winter garden is for many a thing of the past. Gardeners interested in wildlife habitat realize that perennial and annual flower seedheads are a boon for birds, and that many kinds of moths and butterflies overwinter in leaf litter. With these...

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New HGSA Introductions for 2020

New HGSA Introductions for 2020

Every year, seed companies tweak their offerings based on multiple factors. They ask themselves: What great new varieties have breeders developed? What are the trends in the marketplace? What have customers been requesting? Here you will find a few highlights of 2020....

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Herbs and Vegetables for Winter Harvesting

Herbs and Vegetables for Winter Harvesting

In many regions winter growing is next to impossible without a heated greenhouse and supplemental lighting. Cold-weather harvesting, however, is a whole different story! With good planning, you can be harvesting greens, roots, and herbs through much of the winter....

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Try Something New in 2021!

Try Something New in 2021!

The 2021 growing season is an opportune time to take a chance on something new. Seeds are selling like never before, which means that gardeners may not be able to find the exact varieties they’re looking for. But choices abound. And growing a vegetable and flower for...

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