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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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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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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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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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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Reclaiming the Land?

One of the benefits of constructing a raised bed herb and vegetable garden is that it can be located just about anywhere where there is plenty of sunlight and a source of water. Home Harvest Kitchen Gardens, through the Ecology Action Centre, constructed this raised bed garden in the parking lot of the Bloomfield Centre […]

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Watch Home Harvest on CTV Morning Live

The days are getting longer and before you know it, spring will be here!  It may seem like a long way off but you should be thinking head to what herbs and vegetables you would like to grow this year.  As we approach the time to start seeds indoors, we’ll issue updates to help to […]

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