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The Dirt from the Garden Centre...

Gardening tips, tricks, new plants and more...

Herbs - A few tips and tricks to grow a successful herb garden

Herbs - A few tips and tricks to grow a successful herb garden

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Now that the weather has warmed, it is time for herbs – and while herbs are pretty easy to grow,  there are a few bits to know in order to have a great herb garden.
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Marigolds in my Tomatoes??? A Guide to Companion Planting

Marigolds in my Tomatoes??? A Guide to Companion Planting

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This time of year we get a lot of questions about companion plants in the veggie garden. What do you plant with the tomatoes to reduce bugs and other critters? Does it work and what do you do? Read more to find out...
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Container Planter and Patio Secrets from the Master...

Container Planter and Patio Secrets from the Master...

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We were planting container gardens the other day and got in all sorts of trouble. The issue is that one of our best friends has a ‘perfect’ patio that is full of amazing planters. There are huge tropical plants – there are amazing hanging baskets – there are patio pots full of flowers and veggies and herbs. The garden is great and it is very well taken care of by our buddy and every time we see the garden we want to do the same at home. 
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Patio Veggies - Look Ma! No weeding

Patio Veggies - Look Ma! No weeding

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We really like to have some patio pots of veggies around the deck. Veggies add to the overall feel of summer and make a nice compliment to the flowers that occupy most of our patio pots.  For those with balcony gardens you know that container veggies are the only way to get super-fresh, homegrown flavour.
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Why we think EVERYONE should plant a tree

Why we think EVERYONE should plant a tree

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It’s the long weekend, let spring begin!

It’s the long weekend, let spring begin!

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We thought we would help get you excited about the weekend with a few of our planting tips – as we think most of you will be out there with shovels and potting mix in hand.
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When can I plant my veggies?

When can I plant my veggies?

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Soil and Organic Matter – the Why and the How

Soil and Organic Matter – the Why and the How

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So, to make the roots happy, we like to have a nice ‘loose’ soil versus a rock-hard soil.  The best way to loosen up soil is to add organic matter.
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