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Home Harvest Kitchen Gardens – What we do

Home Harvest Kitchen Gardens has had a busy spring and summer but our season is not over yet.  Fall is the perfect time to build next year’s garden. Many people in Halifax and surrounding areas are looking for ways to grow their own food. Incorporating the ornamental with the edible is as easy as pie […]

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It’s Berry Pickin’ Time!

Pack up the babies and grab the old ladies…free wild blueberries are ripe for the picking! For the next 10 days or so Nova Scotia wild low bush blueberries will be at their peak in both ripeness and flavour. Whether you fancy pies, pancakes, a cobbler or a grunt, a few hours in the ‘secret’ […]

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So What Do We Do?

Home Harvest Kitchen Gardens is a locally owned and operated small social enterprise.  We are passionate about assisting others to grow their own healthy herbs and veggies.  A Home Harvest raised bed garden will last for years providing you and your family with an abundance of food right at your doorstep. Many floral gardeners are […]

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6 Tips for Terrific Tomatoes

Tall Supports – The natural habit of most varieties of tomatoes is to ramble on or close to the soil as is evidenced by their rather weak vine like stems.  In our moist Maritime climate this close contact with the soil often results in disease or fungal problems so supporting the plants in a vertical […]

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Late July … It’s Time to Plant

As a Maritimer you can be pretty much certain that a remark about a ‘miserable spring’ will soon be followed by a ‘yes, but we have a beautiful fall’… we do.  The moderating effects of warm ocean water ensures a frost free fall of warm days and cool evenings, ideal conditions for a wide variety […]

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Gardening Tips for July

Watering Plants, like most forms of life are composed of mostly water, approximately 90% by weight.  It is water that prompts seeds to germinate, provides the hydrogen (H2o) necessary for the miracle of photosynthesis and it is water that allows for the transfer of nutrients from the soil to the root hairs of the plant.  […]

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Garlic Scape Time Again!

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. To remove the […]

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Time to Transplant

Gardening in Halifax and surrounding areas can be a challenge, especially when Mother Nature is as finicky as she has been this spring.  Warm days and cool evenings combined with lots of moisture may result is slower than usual growth and possibly loss of plants of altogether. You have been looking after your seedlings with […]

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Cats, Deer, Rabbits and Slugs

How do I keep cats out my garden?  How do I keep deer and rabbits from eating my veggies and what do I do about those pesky slugs?  These are questions that Home Harvest is asked often.  So we decided to do the research and share our findings. Starting with cats!  We love them for […]

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What to do with Seedlings

Your seedlings are growing and it’s still too early to transplant so what are going to do?  Let me tell you. It’s time to repot. Home Harvest, well, Pete, is always too anxious to get started and as a result we have a number of seedlings that need to be given larger homes.  We have […]

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