Are You Rhubarb Savvy?

By: Getty Stewart, PHEc, B.Ed., Author of Prairie Fruit Cookbook and www.GettyStewart.com Rhubarb heralds the arrival of spring. For many of us Northern gardeners, it is the first produce we …

Secrets of Companion Planting

It is almost time to plant our gardens. You might want to choose which plants to plant beside one another, based on the following advice from Carrots Love Tomatoes by Louise Riotte …

Risk of Frost

By Getty Stewart, Professional Home Economist Its mid-September and the “risk of frost” warnings are being posted by Environment Canada.  How do you react?  Do you… play the odds and …

Cut Flowers

By Erl Svendsen Cut flowers can brighten up a room and lift your spirits. They bring a bit of colour and nature into your living space. They’re an appropriate gift …

Apple Picking Tips

By Getty Stewart, Professional Home Economist The calls for large eating and baking apples continue to come in to Fruit Share.  It’s great to know we’re rescuing so many apples …

Grapes Or Virginia Creeper

By Getty Stewart, Professional Home Economist Ever wonder about the difference between a grape vine and a virgina creeper? Before you taste test those dark blue berries, be sure you …

Planting Garlic

By Getty Stewart, Professional Home Economist Fall is the perfect time to plant your garlic.  Planting garlic in the fall is your best bet for getting nice big garlic heads. …

Garden Rotation and Seeding Times

As the planting season approaches, we ponder where to plant the seeds in the garden. HORT-HINTS III, published by the Extension Division at the University of Saskatchewan suggests dividing gardens into …