Monthly Archives: June 2012

Garden how-to guide

Growing tomatoes from seeds or cuttings

Starting tomatoes from seed If your growing season is short, like it is here in Alberta, make the most of it by starting your favorite plants indoors. The May long weekend is when I try to have seedlings ready for the garden. Tomato seeds germinate between 17°C and 20°C that’s about 65° to 70°F and […]

Garden Accents

The balcony garden

Living in an apartment building doesn’t mean you can’t surround yourself with the colors, fragrances and the feel of nature, and a balcony  is the perfect spot for a green oasis. Besides the  flowers, veggies, herbs (or all three) a balcony garden can enhance the view or block an unpleasant one while providing privacy. One […]