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HOW NOT TO KILL YOUR SEEDLINGS

Posted by admin in Edible Gardening, Planting

By Faye Killing your seedlings is easy, but so is growing them to become strong and vibrant young plants! Whether you sow your own seeds or buy starts from the nursery, your seedlings will go through a vulnerable stage of babyhood, when you must meet their every need. Some simple guidelines and lessons learned along

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PEAS TO PERFECTION

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By Faye Few garden crops rival the perfection of crisp peas in late spring. Getting them started early is the secret, as they prefer to grow in cooler temperatures. Read in “Peas in Particular” to see a foolproof way to beat cold weather, critters, and rot. Since writing that article a few years ago, I have

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Planting Trees and Shrubs

Posted by Russell Nursery in Planting, Shrubs, Trees

He that plants a tree loves others beside himself – Thomas Fuller 1.  Before Planting. Take a moment to consider something that could make a huge difference in the health of your plant. What kind of soil and drainage does the site have? Most failures of new plantings in coastal BC are due to waterlogged

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Fall is the New Spring

Posted by Russell Nursery in Maintenance, Planting

Do you remember when springs were warm, and fall was a time of crisp air and the smell of burning leaves? Times have changed!  Spring is now cold and wet, with temperatures not climbing until well into June. Fall (which, in many minds starts after Labour Day!) has been longer and warmer, with dry air

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