Summer Garden Checklist

Sun Protection Like people, some plants worship the sun while others get scorched. The heat of the past few summers has led to drought and changed the way we garden here on the West Coast. Greenhouses can be too hot for even heat-lovers like tomatoes and peppers, which will do better out in the open. […]

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From Paris With Compost
A row of harvested beets, radishes, and carrots.

What can we learn from 19th-century French market gardeners?  by Constance Wylie Always tend the smallest amount of land possible, but tend it exceptionally well. — unknown market gardener, Paris, 1800s HISTORICAL PRECEDENTS I grew up on a horse farm in North Saanich that produced upwards of 100 tonnes of manure each year. As a […]

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A Place to Grow Home

Welcome Gardens helps newcomers find food—and community by Myles Sauer One Friday evening last November, three teams of people, each assigned a random assortment of fruits, vegetables, and proteins, were asked to create a meal from scratch in the kitchen of St. Aidan’s United Church, a short drive from the University of Victoria. The event, […]

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