Bees, Butterflies, and Hummingbirds

Bees are super important to a garden. There most important role is to help pollinate flowers. Some plants have female and male flowers and these plants rely on bees transferring the pollen. This is a really interesting article on male and female flowers. This is an interesting article on what would happen if all the…

Growing Thyme, Oregano, and Parsley.

Growing thyme: needs full sun and depending on variety is hardy to zone 5 and up. Thyme can be grown in containers, raised beds, and the garden. If you have a sunny window or a grow light you can take your thyme in for the winter. Thyme likes to be on the drier side and…

Preserving Herbs

I think the worse way of preserving herbs is to just hang them and hope they dry. It just seems so unsanitary to me. In my condo I have 5 cats so hanging them to dry would be not doable and drying them at the garden I just think of all the dust and dirt…

How to Grow Mint

Mint is one of the easiest herbs to grow and is really hard to kill. The one downside to mint is that it loves to spread and spread………. How does mint spread? It spreads by rhizomes and runners, spreading underground and above ground. The best way to prevent the spread is by planting it in…

Want a Tomato Salad or Tomato Sandwich?

Tomatoes come in a variety of shapes, sizes, weights, tastes, and colors. Some varieties are perfect for salads, others for sandwiches, and others for sauces. Cherry tomatoes are tiny marble sized or slightly bigger tomatoes. They are usually sweet and juicy. Cherries are perfect for snacking, Greek salad, drying, and so much more. Varieties: Sungold,…

How to Grow Peppers

There is so many uses for peppers: stuff them, stir fry them, eat them raw, make a dish so hot you won’t have taste buds left, and so much more. Peppers are a rather challenging crop to grow in Manitoba because peppers don’t like it cold and they don’t like it hot. If your up…

How to Grow Tomatoes

Tomatoes can be grown in containers, raised beds, or in the garden. Tomato plants require full sun and consistent watering. Tomatoes are really fun to grow as there are so many different varieties. There are over 10,000-15,000 varieties of tomatoes. The colors are amazing: reds, purples, pinks, yellows, orange, black, white, and striped and the…

Tomatoes: Determinate vs Indeterminate

Tomatoes either get super big or stay rather compact. It’s important to buy or grow the right tomatoes with what space you have (container, raised beds, or garden). Determinate tomato plants or bush tomatoes don’t get as tall as indeterminate tomatoes. They usual get around 3-4 feet tall and all the tomatoes from the plant…

Veggie Bags

Penner Pumpkins Farm Store Veggie Bags What are veggie bags? Veggie bags are similar to a CSA, which stands for Community Supported Agriculture. I like veggie bags better because you know what you’re going to get: veggies in a bag. With a CSA program, farmers are guaranteed the sale of their crop and their members…