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Growing Garlic Video


Learn how to prepare your soil and plant garlic in fall for harvest the following summer. In planting zone 5a, plant your garlic between mid-October and early November for harvest the following late July.

Mindful Gardening visits…Pollinator Gardens Video


Mindful Gardening visits Pollinator Gardens, a family-owned rural property just outside of Bradford, Ontario. It’s a gardener’s dreamscape: large vegetable gardens, roaming chickens, a greenhouse, and many native and non-native flowers and trees that support different species of pollinators including butterflies. In addition to touring the property, I speak with owner Maria DaCosta about how … Read more

Saving Lettuce Seeds Video


Learn how to save lettuce seeds, including how to identify when your lettuce is ready to set seeds, when they are ready to harvest and how to collect, clean and store them.

Saving Tomato Seeds Video


Learn how to save tomato seeds using the fermentation process. By fermenting your tomato seeds, and other seeds with gelatinous coatings around them, you are ensuring clean, healthy, viable seeds to grow in future seasons. Also get tomato seed drying and storing tips.