Month: July 2020

Mid to Late Summer Planting Guide (Extending the Season)

       With the constant heat and drought, it may feel like summer will never end but in five short weeks the kids will be back in school (in some form or another) and the nights will be drawing in. If you have been enjoying summer harvests, consider fall crops as a way to extend the growing season.           Similar to planting …

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Halton Food Volunteer Spotlight: Beth Martin

The following is an interview with Halton Food Volunteer, Beth Martin.   To begin, describe the ways that you are involved in your local community.  Oh gosh, I hope you’re ready for a novel here. I’ve always been active in the community – through community gardens and volunteering. I first encountered Halton Food when I was working with a friend earlier in the …

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Weed Identification Resource Guide

Weeds are plants that are considered undesirable in that particular space. These plants compete with your desired fruit, vegetables, or flowers for nutrients, water, space, and light in your garden.   There are hundreds of known garden weeds, some of which are invasive species. The following are the top ten weeds found in Ontario backyard gardens, as determined by your Halton Food Expert Gardeners.   The Top …

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