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Good time to eradicate some invasives – introducing the worst offenders – non-native invasives

Astrid Muschalla, Coordinator Master Gardeners of Rideau 1000 Islands and Certified Organic Land Care Professional gave an overview of invasive plants. This blog is an abridged version of her presentation with links for further information. Key terminology is described, in particular, the idea of understanding the impact of non-native invasive species on a continuum. There […]


So, now it’s the end of October in my zone 5 garden and, despite the continued colour of late season perennials and annuals, freeze-up is just around the corner and there are a few important tasks to get done before the killing frosts arrive. 1. Pots and annual planters Protect any terra cotta / clay […]

Growing Sweet Potatoes

Northern gardeners can successfully grow sweet potatoes if a few basic steps are followed. Here is your sprout-to-storage guide!


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