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How to Harvest Garlic

Home Harvest Kitchen Gardens has just released our first video on how to harvest garlic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmWKtu9zTic&list=UU7kHMmfK00biJBUn_3rrVzg Please watch and send us your feedback, we always welcome your comments. Pete LaPierre & Pat Langley

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What’s eating my Broccoli and Kale?

About 6-8 weeks ago you may have noticed pairs of small white butterflies flitting prettily about the garden and said to yourself…how perfectly charming! Well, god love ya and your tender soul but I’m afraid I must tell you that your appreciation has been misplaced. Those lovely little nymphs were not butterflies, they were the […]

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Succession Planting – Increasing and Extending Your Harvest

Seed packet instructions provide information on when to plant in spring (typically so many days before or after the last spring frost date), the spacing of seeds or transplants and how many days to maturity for a specific crop. Rarely do they mention the first frost date in the fall and this is a downright […]

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Community Garden Specialist

Home Harvest is your community garden specialist.  Our first community garden project was the Come Grow with Us garden at the Urban Farm Museum in Spryfield and we’ve been going strong ever since.  To date we have completed six community gardens within the Halifax metro area. Planning a community garden can be a challenge.  Home […]

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Grow Your Own Food

Do you want to grow your own herbs and vegetables but don’t where to start? Do you have an area that benefits from 6 to 7 hours of sunlight a day? If you answered yes to both of these questions, Home Harvest can turn that want into a reality.  We will construct a raised bed […]

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Home Harvest is ready for planting, are you?

Top dressing your garden each year is a must. Each growing season you enjoy the bounty of your harvest but in the natural process you are removing nutrients necessary for future growth. Your garden should be cleaned up, turned over and dressed with additional top soil and compost each growing season to ensure optimal plant […]

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Mosaic Garden

Home Harvest has been working closely with Immigrant Settlement & Integration Services, (ISIS) to build community gardens over the past few years.  We are thrilled to announce that we are currently building another raised bed garden at Mosaic Ministries at 28 Willett St in Halifax. If you have never been to a barn raising, this […]

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What to do on a Rainy Day

Home Harvest Kitchen Gardens is getting ready for another season so those little tasks around the house need to be taken care of soon. I have been promising myself that I would clean up my spice drawer.  Is there any need to wonder why? I love to cook with herbs and spices and have acquired […]

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Crops to Plant “Outside” in April

Arugula Chives Kale Lettuce Onion Sets Peas Radish Spinach Turnip Greens As I started to write this blog a cold rain was lashing the window and patches of snow were scattered about the yard, it hardly seems possible that I will be sowing crops in 10 days or so. But it’s true…all of the crops […]

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Preserving Your Harvest

By: Home Harvest Kitchen Gardens Home Harvest Kitchen Gardens has had numerous requests for information about storing and preserving the bounty of the garden.  While we have been preserving food for around a dozen years, we are by no means experts. We have tried the four methods presented here and welcome your input, comments and […]

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