Love It Or Lift It

Love It Or Lift It

Love It Or Lift It Should you harvest everything and finish the gardening season? Cover and protect to get a few more weeks of ripening time? Here is some info to help you make a plan of action for the fall. Late summer gardens are a thing of beauty, when we can...
Pumpkins!

Pumpkins!

pumpkin Pumpkins are often a child’s first introduction to horticulture—and what an interesting and rewarding plant it is to learn from! A single seed will grow into a sprawling plant, filled with bright blooms visited by bees, and ultimately producing multiple...
Early Spring Planting

Early Spring Planting

Minter Country Garden Old Man Winter is quickly fading, which is good for us and our gardens! Check out this guide to planting early spring plants. We’ve been so fortunate to have a temperate winter this year (okay, with the exception of that spell in January!), so...
We Love Those Spuds!

We Love Those Spuds!

Blog “Boil ‘em, mash ‘em, stick ‘em in a stew…”* Any way you like them, potatoes are fantastic, and they are classified as one of the world’s healthiest foods. Last season, Brian contacted Bill Zylman to put together some helpful tips for potato gardeners....
Bee Gardens

Bee Gardens

Bee Gardens It’s of worldwide concern that the populations of all bees, in particular honeybees (Apis mellifera), are under multiple threats for survival. It is a very complex issue and one that will require a multi-pronged approach to find a solution. The loss of...
Fall Bulbs

Fall Bulbs

Minter Country Garden Nothing says ‘Spring!’ like a garden full of brightly coloured, cheery blooming bulbs. They are exceptionally easy to grow, and will provide years of enjoyment for just a few moments of planning and planting time in the fall. Planning...