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Booking Now for Spring 2017

It is an inescapable fact that spring in coastal Nova Scotia comes slowly…very slowly. Influenced by the cold waters of the North Atlantic Ocean our soils stay cool and water logged for weeks, sometime months longer than our inland neighbours. There is however a simple and cost effective solution to eliminate this disparity in growing […]

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Home Harvest Creates Unique Learning Spaces

Home Harvest Kitchen Gardens has had the opprtunity to work with Gorsebrook Jr. High in Halifax’s south end to create a unique learning environment for its students. The twelve raised bed herb and vegetable gardens have been planted with a huge vareiety of crops including tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, kale, beans, squash, dill, fennel and so […]

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Spring is Here!

Home Harvest Kitchen Gardens is ready to start another season and we encourage you to do the same. This year we decided to extend our growing season by placing a hoop house over one our garden beds. We have never been able to plant this early and are thrilled to have arugula, spinach, Swiss chard […]

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Progress in the Park

We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to work this fantastic group of volunteers and community. Here are a few kind words send to us this week. We had a little garden party last night to celebrate the end of summer and my time with the project. Once again I was looking down from […]

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Benefits of Growing a Garden

We often speak about the healthy benefits of growing your own food. First there is the pleasure of being outside and tending the garden. Add the side effect of exercise and the thrill of eating tasty, healthy food that is steps away from your kitchen door, what could be better?! What’s better is the financial […]

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Transplant Shortage in Nova Scotia this Spring?

Hi Folks. No doubt you have seen the press reports detailing the heavy damage Nova Scotia Greenhouse Growers have suffered from the ice storms this past winter. Over a dozen greenhouse operators have seen significant damage including Avon Valley Greenhouses the provinces largest wholesaler of bedding plants who have lost 70% of their production space […]

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Starting Your Tomato and Pepper Transplants

If you were planning to start your own pepper and tomato plants this year now is the time to get started. Peppers and tomato’s require 6-8 weeks to grow from seed to transplant size so getting started now will have them ready for early June hardening off and planting. Our last anticipated frost date this […]

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Nourishing Your Garden Soil

Did you know that a single tablespoon of fertile garden soil is home to over a billion organisms, including over 40 thousand different species of bacteria, protozoa, fungi, nematodes, insects and earthworms? It is this rich ecosystem of life that converts organic material into the nutrients essential for plant health and growth. I like to […]

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Notes on the 2014 Tomato Blight

On July 5th, 2014 the 1st named storm of the 2014 Hurricane season, Arthur, tore through Nova Scotia uprooting trees and leaving 144,000 residences and businesses without power. It was a bit of nasty surprise so early in the season. Unfortunately for Nova Scotia farmers and gardeners there was yet another nasty surprise to come. […]

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Happy New Year

Home Harvest Kitchen Gardens is ready to face 2015. Watch Pete LaPierre with Heidi Petracek on CTV Morning Live, Monday, January 5, 2015. Pete will be talking about the coming growing season and what you should do now to prepare. Of course they will not be outside this time! So please tune in! We always […]

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