Welcome to Northwest Ontario!
At the northernmost point of Lake Superior where the mighty Nipigon River enters the Lake. In a plant hardiness zone 2B to 3 it can make for interesting gardening, difficult at times however things do grow here.
With growing your own, northwest Ontario also abounds in edible and medicinal flora as well as the abundant fish and wildlife.
These pages and the information I collect and create is based on my own trials, exploration and local knowledge I have acquired over the past 10 years and counting.
What grows here, special tips on gardening, square foot gardening and some of my experiments with gardening.
Wild edible and medicinal plants, berries and mushrooms grow in abundance, if you know what to look for.
Recipes and preserving
You've grown it, foraged it, now you need to preserve and prepare your bounty to extend through the winter months.
The myBackyard blog hosts numerous articles and resources for all subjects related to living here in Northwest Ontario