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Edible Landscaping

From the dawn of antiquity human health, happiness and culture have been intimately and essentially connected to plants and the land on which they grow. This ancient bond between people, plants and soil would at first glance seem drawn by necessity alone, the need to grow food to sustain life and to furnish other useful […]

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Beans, Beans Big as Submarines!

If you are like us, you have had a bunker crop of beans of this year.  We love the string beans, but the pole beans always seem to get ahead of us.  So what do you do with all those pole beans?  Well don’t let them go waste!  One of the great rewards of gardening […]

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Glen Garden Summer Gathering

Home Harvest is spreading the word.  If you want to meet gardeners with ingenuity this is the event for you! ISIS, Immigrant Settlement & Integration Services is hosting a party.  Drop by and celebrate the season’s harvest with gardeners from Glen Garden!  Tour the gardens, chat with the gardeners, and share gardening tips.  There will […]

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Home Harvest Upgrading Website

Home Harvest Kitchen Gardens is currently updating and upgrading our website.  We hope you will be patient with us as we undergo this transition.  If you have ideas, photos or stories that you would like to share, please send them along.  We look forward to hearing from you. Pete LaPierre & Pat Langley

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Glen Garden Looking Good

Home Harvest is pleased to report that Glen Garden is once again thriving.  There is still evidence of the damage done, particularly to the tomato plants; however, with the generous support of the community, many new transplants are starting to take root.  Amazingly, even seeds sown last week are starting sprout. We had an opportunity […]

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Glen Garden Update

Home Harvest Kitchen Gardens is proud to be a part of the Glen Garden and ISIS community.  While the events of Sunday night are disheartening, it is encouraging that the gardening community has come together to replenish the losses.  We thank Bloom Greenhouse & Garden Centre, Hammonds Plains for their very generous donation of transplants […]

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What’s that curly thing growing up on my garlic?

The curly thing growing from your garlic is called a garlic scape.  It is actually a flower stalk but it will not produce flowers, instead it produces a bulblet or seed pod if left alone.  Home Harvest Kitchen Gardens recommends removing these delectable edibles to force growth back into the garlic bulb. We have used […]

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School Farm at the Urban Farm Spryfield

Home Harvest had a great time at the Urban Farm in Spryfield June 8 for their School Farm Day. We were on hand for the official ribbon cutting by Councillor Steve Adams and Pat MacLean for the Come Grow with Us Learning Garden. Thanks to Steve and Pat for allowing us to be part of […]

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Common Roots Urban Farm

Common Roots Urban Farm June 9, 2012 Saturday, 09 June, 2012 16:33 Written by HomeHarvest 0 Comments Home Harvest Kitchen Gardens had great time yesterday at the Common Roots Urban Farm.  We built five (5) new raised garden beds for ISIS during the work party.  The attached video shows the party in progress, http://youtu.be/w7hQHJZR9pE  you will see our team hard […]

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What’s eating my garden!?

Slugs for sure, above all else they prefer the brascica family, cabbages, broccoli, Brussel sprouts etc. Typically they inflict the most damage when the plants are young, as the plant matures they seem to find them less palatable. There are hundreds of suggested remedies for slugs but probably the most effective in a small garden […]

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