Board Member Interview with Marilyn N. Dudek

Newsletter (NL) – How long have you been gardening? Marilyn Dudek (MD) – I could say I was born in a garden, as all yards in the north end of Winnipeg, had large vegetable gardens. Along with a …

Cover Crops in My Urban Vegetable Garden

by Linda Cameron About five years ago I changed the way I approached vegetable gardening, becoming a succession planter and a no-dig gardener. My urban garden is half an acre with many flower beds, a food forest and …

Someone’s Trash is Someone’s Treasure

Someone’s Trash is Someone’s Treasure:  Using industrial waste/by-products as sustainable growing media for horticultural crops By Poonam Singh. Faculty, Horticulture Production School of Agriculture and Environment Assiniboine Community College, Brandon, Manitoba Email: singhp@assiniboine.net Currently, in Canada, greenhouse growing of …

How Shady is Your Shade Garden?

By Virginia Stephenson, Master Gardener Light is a very important consideration when choosing plants for your garden and when choosing where in your garden to place them. All plants have optimal light conditions under which they will grow, …

Hibiscus mouscheutos: a beautiful plant for the Winnipeg garden

  By Becky Slater About the Author Becky Slater MG 2015-2021. Becky has sold her home and garden in Winnipeg and is moving to Comox, BC and hopes to have a very exciting zone 7 garden with shrubs, …

Milk Jug Lettuce! – Growing Lettuce in the Snow

By Marilyn N. Dudek, Master Gardener With the recent onslaught of influencer vegetable gardeners, and all the information there is from them and in the world of media, I was on a mission to see if it should …

Tomato Notes from my Manitoba Garden

By Debbie Stern, Master Gardener I save my tomato seeds from year to year and start growing them inside my house in the beginning to middle of March. You usually cannot buy most varieties that I like from …

Travels Abroad: A Few of My Favourite ‘Must See’ Gardens!

By Tim Evans, Master Gardener I once had a reading a number of years ago by a medical intuitive who told me about my most recent past life, one which I was unable to recall because of the …

Board Member Interview with Lynne McCarthy

Newsletter (NL) – How long have you been gardening? Lynne McCarthy (LM)- My interest in gardening began in 1986 when we moved to a house with quite a large yard for a city lot. We purchased the house …

What to Grow For Winter Home Decoration

By Diana Dhaliwal, Master Gardener So many lovely decorations can be made with natural things and thereby prevent more plastic from going into landfills. Think of the winter holidays as a time to plan ahead, to make your …