Lemon balm

Lemon balm is a great starter herb since it’s unkillable, much like mint. I’d recommend planting it in less productive parts of your land (or in pots) and away from any other plants that might get crowded out. If the lemon balm spreads, just harvest it right away in the unwanted areas. The lemon balm […]

Dandelion Wine

Dandelion blossoms can be used to make a flower wine. Ingredients: 4 cups of dandelion blossoms 16 cups of water (1 gallon) 1 package of wine yeast 8 cups of refined cane sugar 1-3 citrus foods of your choice, sliced up (lemon, lime, orange) Recipe: 1) Forage dandelion blossoms: The wilderness would be the best […]

Growing Potatoes

Introducing the Humble Potato Tuber The potato isn’t actually a root vegetable. The potato is a tuber, which is a part of the underground stem. The tuber survives the winter frost underground as a source of stored energy in the form of carbohydrates – which is why potatoes are so damn delicious; they’re mostly complex […]

Gardening: General Canadian Planting Schedule

Canada is a vast landmass with a variety of growing zones. In some areas around Lake Ontario and the southern interior of British Columbia, grape vines can survive the winter. On the other extreme, some areas of the North have little or no growing season without greenhouses. Most Canadians live somewhere around the 4b to 6b planting zones. […]

Herbs for Beginners: Mint, Lemonbalm, Basil, Parsley, Cilantro

Herbs are expensive to buy, often a dollar or two for a small bunch. You can cut that cost out with your garden path in the summer and indoor herb garden in the winter. Mint is one of the first herbs you should start planting: fast growing, essentially unkillable and has a few different uses. […]