Northern Gardening

Northwest Ontario, where the challenging climate of Zone 2b/3 can lead to unique and exciting gardening opportunities! Whether you’re an experienced gardener or just starting, our expert tips and plant recommendations will help you succeed in this beautiful wilderness region.

Our passion for sustainable living and locally-sourced food extends to foraging for wild edibles. From delicious berries to medicinal plants, we can help you identify and harvest the best of what the land has to offer.

Join us in embracing the natural beauty of Northwest Ontario with your very own garden or foraging adventure. Peruse our sections for tips and advice, and don’t hesitate to send us any questions. Let’s grow and harvest the bounty of this land together!

Gardening Shortcut Links

Hodge Podge Garden
Stir fry Garden
Three Sisters (Corn, Pole Beans and Squash/Pumpkin)

The plants listed here are available at the physical shop located with the Nipigon River Bait Shop at 21 Second Street in Nipigon Ontario. Limited quantities are available, and all seeds are fresh and have been tested to grow here in NW Ontario.


North Hardy Plants

Seeds and planting
Links and Resources

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)

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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