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Sustainability in the Garden

Sustainability in the Garden

Sustainability is the ability to maintain a balance between all elements within the equation. Sustainability, as it relates to the garden, is the concept of working the land without damaging the soil and surrounding occupants.

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Your Harvesting Calendar

Your Harvesting Calendar Spring Summer Fall “Be patient and wait for due harvest.” Lailah Gifty Akita The best part of vegetable gardening has to be the harvest. There’s just nothing like finally being able to

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Best New Edibles for 2017

Best New Edibles for 2017 By: Rob Sproule The New Gardening Tomato ‘Chocolate Sprinkles’ Thyme ‘Spicy Orange’ Pepper “˜Bhut Jolokia’ Cucumber ‘Salad Bush’ Kale ‘Prizm’ ” Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes.

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Growing Asparagus in Alberta

Growing Asparagus in Alberta By: Rob Sproule Asparagus 101 The Art of Harvesting Good and Good For You Fresh asparagus is a short-season wonder that travels across our dinner plates like a shooting star. It’s

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Kitchen Gardening for Beginners

Kitchen Gardening for Beginners By: Rob Sproule What is a Kitchen Garden, anyway? How to Get Started What’s Hot & What’s Not Want more freshness in your cooking? Kitchen gardening is the art of growing

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Tomatoes served with pasta | Salisbury Greenhouse - St. Albert, Sherwood Park

Foolproof Edibles

Foolproof Edibles by Rob Sproule   I talk to two kinds of people in the greenhouse: those who grow their own veggies, and those who would like to.   Usually, the only thing stopping those

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12 simple tips for growing perfect potatoes planting and harvesting potatoes

Seed Potato Basics

Seed Potato Basics by Rob Sproule Okay, we all know that we’re never going to see a potato plant on the cover of a glossy gardening magazine.   They’re never going to be the “next

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Green Fig held in bare hand | Salisbury Greenhouse - St. Albert, Sherwood Park

Growing Fig Trees

Growing Figs: The Cure for the Common Houseplant by Rob Sproule When you live in a cold climate like ours, it’s easy to think it’s futile to try and grow anything edible after the snow

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Carrots, Beets | Salisbury Greenhouse - St Albert, Sherwood Park

Growing Carrots & Beets

Growing Carrots & Beets by Rob Sproule Watch videos on How to grow your own food Here Both beets and carrots are ideal for small space Alberta gardens.   They thrive in our cool spring

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Carrots, Beets | Salisbury Greenhouse - St Albert, Sherwood Park

Growing Peas & Beans

Growing Peas & Beans by Rob Sproule Watch videos on How to grow your own food Here   When humans decided to stop following mammoths around and starting throwing seeds into the ground for food,

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Onions | Salisbury Greenhouse - St. Albert, Sherwood Park

Grow Your Own Onions

Grow Your Own Onions by Rob Sproule   Onions are one of the world’s most ancient vegetables. Bronze age archaeological sites in Asia have revealed traces of onion cultivation alongside figs and dates.   The

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Peppers | Salisbury Greenhouse - St. Albert, Sherwood Park

Grow Your Own Peppers and Eggplant

Grow Your Own Peppers and Eggplant By: Rob Sproule From Seed to Seedling From Seedling to Harvest Harvesting and Uses The vegetables that need to be seeded indoors the earliest tend to be tropical varieties

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Watermelon | Salisbury Greenhouse - St. Albert, Sherwood Park

Growing Watermelon from Seed

Growing Watermelon from Seed by Rob Sproule   Watermelons are a marquis fruit that have the unfortunate reputation of being impossible to grow in Alberta.   Nothing is impossible if you know the tricks! The

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