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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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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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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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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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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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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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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