Minter Country Garden Blog

Overwintering Outdoor Tropicals

Overwintering Outdoor Tropicals

We’ve loved the exotic look of our tropical plants on our patios all summer, but we are moving closer to the cool nights of autumn so… now what? How and when we overwinter these more delicate plants depends on their individual nature and the most tender plants should be addressed first.

True Winter Vegetables

True Winter Vegetables

Winter Vegetables in BC In the Lower Mainland and the Valley, fast crops, like lettuce, some brassicas, peas, beans, radishes, Swiss chard, and beets, can easily go in now, especially from started crops or transplants, for harvesting from September through next March...

Summer Fragrance

Summer Fragrance

Fragrance makes a huge difference to the enjoyment and appreciation of our summer gardens and to our senses. Including even a little in each bed or container will have you basking in rest and relaxation all season long!

Summer Veggie Garden Struggles (& How to Deal with Them)

Summer Veggie Garden Struggles (& How to Deal with Them)

From looking lush and vibrant to becoming peppered with pests, our edible gardens can go awry pretty quickly at this time of year. Pests and diseases are in full force right now, so we need to be at the top of our game to keep our gardens healthy, strong and producing nicely for the next few months to come.

Get Those Kids in the Garden!

Get Those Kids in the Garden!

School will soon be out and kids will be full of glee, excited for the plethora of adventures that summer will surely bring… and then, by week two, they’ll be looking for things to do. Bring on the garden!

Herbs

Herbs

There’s been quite a resurgence in demand for fresh herbs to add new flavours to our foods, but herbs aren’t just for dinner any more!

Roses

Roses

Bringing back the fragrance and the beauty of roses to our gardens is easier than ever!