Gardening in Zone 3: Northwest Ontario

Welcome to your ultimate guide to gardening in the beautiful but challenging climate of Zone 3 in Northwest Ontario. Our expert advice and plant recommendations will help beginners and seasoned gardeners succeed in this wilderness region.

Gardening Tips and Tricks

We offer simple, clear, and easy-to-follow gardening advice tailored for Zone 3’s unique climate. Discover the best practices for planting, growing, and maintaining a flourishing garden in this region.

Plant Recommendations

Find the perfect plants suited for Northwest Ontario’s climate. We recommend and grow vegetables that will thrive in Zone 3, one way or the other.

Sustainable Living

Our passion for sustainable living extends to foraging wild edibles. Discover delicious berries and medicinal plants that grow naturally in this region.

Connect with Us

Join our community of gardeners and foragers in embracing the natural beauty of Northwest Ontario. Browse our sections for expert tips and advice, and feel free to send us any questions. Let’s grow and harvest the bounty of this land together!

Gardening Shortcut Links

Square Foot Gardening Section

Seeds and planting
Links and Resources

Recommended Products
(These are some of what I use)

These nursery bags
These Grow bags

Pages Seeds Page
Get a Head Start on Spring: The Benefits of Starting Your Seeds Indoors
Saving Vegetable Seeds: A Comprehensive Guide to Gardening Success Planting Guide
Pollock Tomatoes (North hardy Tomato variety)
Tomatoes (Useful information on starting tomatoes from seed)

DIY Garden Irrigation System: A Detailed Guide for Northwest Ontario

Blog Posts

When to start planting seeds
Germination testing your seeds
Looking for sources for seeds?
Heirloom seeds
Chitting your way to more potatoes
So it's before the first frost; what can I plant?


Individual seed and plant information is available in the  "Gardening Shortcut Links" above under "North Hardy Plants to grow". I have successfully grown all of these, and most I grow year to year.






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