Monday, July 20, 2015

The Community Garden

The Campbellton Community Garden is a major success. So much so that we will be producing an ebook focused on the garden and the gardeners. Lots of photos. Stay connected for details.

"A community garden is a plot of land that is usually divided into subplots with each gardener having their own plot. You can grow herbs flowers or vegetables or a mix of all three.
There may be a communal plot where you grown corn or squash which is then shared." more

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Japanese Knotweed

Japanese knotweed, this aggressive plant is all around town. A group of us, The Inspire Coop are developing a small booklet to inform people how to control its spread. Japanese knotweed is edible, the young shoots especially. It is also reputed to be useful in the treatment of  Lyme disease.

Goats are  another form of  natural control. No need to panic, information and education will allow us to seize the opportunity in this potential threat.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Beans

The beans in my community garden plot got off to a slow start but the recent heat is moving them along.

"For the home gardener, there are two types of beans that you will want to consider. One is the pole bean. Pole beans will need some kind of support; a support that is strong enough to keep the plants from tumbling to the ground."  more

Thursday, July 2, 2015

An Organic Gardening Guide

Organic gardening is not a complex, education intensive process. Much of it is basic common sense.

"Gardening is a simple and straightforward activity, it is not necessary to understand the science involved, however, it is important to use an organic process."

more here.

Indoor seed Staring

I was at the Galerie Restigouche Gallery the other night and among other topics, I was asked when is the best time to get seeds started ind...