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The State of Berries July 2019

Berry watch 2019 Looks like it may be Blueberry picking time. Early Saskatoons are ripe and there are definitely pick-able patches of Blueberries and late Saskatoons. Raspberries seem to be coming along.  Blueberry bushes with early Saskatoons (large purple) and...

The state of berries – End of June 2019

Berry watch 2019 After a slow start, late spring, tons of snow, the berries of the boreal forest are progressing to ripeness. I visited my boreal garden to check on the status of all my berry plants and took some pictures along the way.  It looks like the berries in...

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...
Strange mushrooms of NW Ontario

Strange mushrooms of NW Ontario

Strange mushrooms of NW Ontario A summer and fall of hunting and identifying wild plants and mushrooms here in Northwest Ontario has lead me to many realizations, the least of which is that there are alot of strange things out there growing in our forests - and those...

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...

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