Northern Gardening

Whether you are growing to feed your family, growing to add some fresh veggies or just dabbling in patio vegetables, Gardening here in Zone 2b/3 is both possible and productive. Some plants and techniques lend themselves perfectly for growing here in the North of Ontario.

So if you are just looking for something simple to plant and grow, or want a full sized sustenance garden, feel free to peruse the sections and send me questions.

Dont forget to check out the foraging section as well, as there are alot of edible plants that grow here, even considered as weeds.

Square Foot Gardening

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Excel Garden Planner

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North Hardy Plants

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Garden Planning

North Hardy Plants

Tips and Tricks

Square Foot Gardening

Square Foot Gardening

Square foot gardening in raised beds allows for a relatively maintenance free garden. It also provides that extra growing time so essential here in NW Ontario. Square foot gardening is demonstrated throughout the gardening section as it is the way I grow my gardens.

Advantages to Square Foot Gardening

Less water

Less weeds

Heats up faster

Looser soils/less tilling

High productivity, small area

About Garden Planning

Laying out your garden and pre-planning what to plant is best accomplished over the winter months. It gives you escape from the north winds, allows for ordering of seeds and allows you to put some time and effort into laying out your garden.

Since I use the square foot gardening method, I have created a garden planner using Microsoft excel. It allows you layout your garden using the cells in excel, then based on what plants you choose it will calculate planting/harvest times, potential yields, how many seeds you will need and more.

The Garden planner is provided as is, I can and will answer questions on using it and I have made videos on using it. I am hoping to have a full updated version ready for 2019 planning season.

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