Showing posts with label January. Show all posts
Showing posts with label January. Show all posts

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Edible Garden Newsletter January 2017

Lanark County Master Gardeners
Edible Garden Newsletter January 2017. The New Year is a time to make resolutions about improving our lives. Gardeners, too, want to improve our gardens. In this newsletter, the Master Gardeners from Ottawa Carleton and Lanark County share their New Years Resolutions. Maybe some of those resolutions will apply to your garden. We complete our series on herbs by demonstrating various methods for drying and storing herbs. Happy New Year to you.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Winter Seed Sowing

Lanark County Master Gardeners - Winter Seed Sowing
Winter sowing is a fun and easy way to start seeds outside during the winter. Seeds are sown in miniature greenhouses made from recycled plastic containers, and then put outside in the snow and freezing cold. The rest of the work is left to Mother Nature. Once the weather starts to warm in the spring, the seeds will germinate at their own pace, just as in nature. Sounds cool, right? It gets better…
Since the winter sown containers go outside, they don’t take up space in the house. With winter sowing, there’s no need to sterilize seedling flats and trays, you don’t need any special equipment (like lights or heat mats), there’s no risk of the seedlings damping off, and no need to harden them off. Plus, winter sown seedlings are hardier and more robust than seeds sown indoors, which means they have a much higher survival rate. Wow! Are you ready to try winter sowing? Get Busy Gardening has produced this wonderful Step-by-Step Guide. Read more.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Edible Garden Newsletter January 2016

Lanark County Master Gardeners - Edible Garden Newsletter January 2016
Why should I start plants indoors?  How do I start plants indoors?  When I started my own tomatoes, they were tall and spindly and flopped around.  In this month's Newsletter, we cover the why's and how's of growing your own transplants.  Also, we have an article from a gardener who grows the best tomato plants that are always the first to sell out at our annual Plant Sale.  Read more

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Amaryllis--Getting it to Rebloom

Christmas has passed and many of our special houseplants are looking sad.  Can you really make your Amaryllis rebloom?  Read more

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Edible Garden Newsletter January 2015

The January 2015 Newsletter features articles on Crop Rotation and Growing Edibles and Ornamentals in the same bed, interesting Did you knows, recipes and book reviews.  Check it out and tell us what you think.  Read more

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Gardeners New Years Resolutions

Two of the top New Year Resolutions are Lose Weight and Exercise More.  Spending more time in your garden (especially the vegetable garden) helps you accomplish these goals.  When making your New Years Resolutions this year, think of some ways you can make your garden even better.  How can you include your garden in your resolutions?  These resolutions give you different options for each topic.   Read more Happy New Year from Lanark County Master Gardeners!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Seed Catalogues Now Available!

Today, I received my first seed catalogue of the season.  This year it was Stokes who led the pack.  So many new varieties and plants to try.  Veseys Catalogues and all the rest cannot be too far behind.  If you are not on a seed catalogue mailing list order one or more for yourself.  Do you have a favorite seed company?

Thursday, January 2, 2014

What do you do with your Poinsettia after Christmas?

Your Poinsettia added beauty to your home all Christmas season long.  What do you do with it now?  Read more

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Edible Garden Newsletter January 2014

Welcome to the inaugural issue of The Edible Garden. This Newsletter is presented to you by the Master Gardeners of Lanark County and Ottawa Carleton.
We will be publishing our newsletter on the first of each month. Hope you enjoy! January 2014

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