Garden Guides

Container Gardening 101

No backyard and limited garden space, but still want fresh and nutritious produce all summer? Look no further, the answer is container gardening!    What is container gardening?  Container gardening is the practice of growing plants in containers rather than directly in the ground or in raised beds. Herbs, vegetables, and fruits are all examples of plants that could be grown in containers. The containers used are just as …

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Gardening During Covid – A Beginner’s Foray into Backyard Gardening During the Pandemic and Some Tips to Inspire Other Newbies

The following article was submitted by guest contributor Kimberly Schols, CFUW and GASP member. When we were forced to come home in March 2019 from Arizona, prompted by Trudeau’s call to return, and our cancelled travel insurance, I quickly realized that this summer would provide a perfect opportunity to create in the garden.  I had …

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Starting a Vegetable Garden (For the absolute beginner!)

This presentation was originally shown as an online event for Oakville Public Library March 17, 2021. Why Grow Vegetables? Save money Eat what you grow Access to organic produce Fun! Try different varieties of vegetables – you won’t see these vegetables in grocery stores! But remember, produce grown at home won’t look like grocery store …

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How to Save Your Back: The Benefits of a No-Till Garden

When starting a new garden, or to start the new gardening season, home gardeners have been known to rev up the rototiller and hack away mercilessly at the ground in an effort to break up compacted soil, eliminate weeds and sod and improve aeration. New research suggests this may not be the best choice to prepare a new bed; in …

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Tips and Tricks for Maintaining the Indoor Veggie Garden

Dar Corrigan is a Master Gardener and a member of Halton Region Master Gardeners since 2018.  Prior to that, Dar lived a very urban and transitional life, moving between three countries over the past two decades.  She now raises her family and gardens at home in Oakville. Her current gardening interests include indoor kitchen gardens.  …

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