Simple Garden boxes

Simple Garden boxes

Simple Garden boxes   A garden box can be anything with sides and open on the bottom: tires, old canoes with holes, bathtubs, window boxes and of course the simple wood box. To start a single simple 2-foot by 2-foot box, you will need an eight-foot length of 2x6...
Yes it will grow here!

Yes it will grow here!

Yes, it likely will grow here! I moved here a little over a decade ago from Nova Scotia where the climate was substantially different than it is here. I moved to the middle of town and had a large, empty back yard. Immediately this blank slate of a yard intrigued me,...
So its before the first frost, what can I plant?

So its before the first frost, what can I plant?

So its before the first frost, what can I plant? The following are what they call hardy to semi-hardy plants I regularly plant in the garden here in Nipigon. They are cold weather friendly and can be planted directly into the garden as soon as the soils are workable...
The Dirt on your soil – Classifying your soil

The Dirt on your soil – Classifying your soil

The Dirt on your soil – Classifying your soil The soil is not dirt, dirt you wash off. The soil is a rich amalgamation of decomposition. From chemical decomposition of rocks into sands, silts and clay, to organic decomposition of plant and animal material and most...
Heirloom seeds

Heirloom seeds

Heirloom Seeds Heirloom seeds quite simply are seeds that have been, over generations, bred to withstand the soil conditions, climate and local diseases and conditions and to maximise their yield under local conditions. Some other great features of heirlooms are they...

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