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 …

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 …

Miniature Gardens – Our Members in the Community

Miniature Gardens – Diana Dhaliwal March 29/22 – 6:30 – 7:30 pm While most vegetable gardeners aim for sizeable produce, there are good reasons to consider miniature vegetables. Master Gardener Diana Dhaliwal will discuss the pros and cons …

Home Trials – A Research Opportunity for Manitoba Gardeners

By Elsie Kathler, Master Gardener Interest in vegetable gardening has grown exponentially since the beginning of the COVID pandemic. More and more households are taking on the challenge of growing their own food with the goal of having …

Book Review – A Scientific Approach to Companion Planting

Plant Partners: Science-Based Companion Planting Strategies for the Vegetable Garden , Jessica Walliser: (Storey Publishing, 2020). ISBN 978-1635861334 Book Review by Linda Dietrick Companion planting was popularized in the 1970s by two books: Carrots Love Tomatoes and Roses …

Growing Plants from Seeds – It’s Easy, Fun and Economical

By Darlene Belton, Master Gardener You’ve ordered your seeds. With luck, you’ve actually received your order. The seed shortage forecast by the Manitoba seed companies I interviewed for the January Grow Column proved right – shortages are underway. …

Know your Manitoba Seed Companies!

By Darlene Belton, Master Gardener Every New Year gardeners eagerly anticipate the growing season ahead. This year it seems new gardeners are too! In 2020 growing our own food became as popular as hoarding toilet paper and nurturing …

First Vegetable Garden – a Retrospective

By Darlene Belton, Master Gardener What a gratifying summer! Although I’ve done ornamental gardening for almost 30 years, including 15 years following sustainable permaculture principles, I’ve always inter-planted small numbers of herbs, tomatoes, lettuce, kale and squash amongst …

Volunteering During COVID-19 Times

By Meera Sinha, Master Gardener in Training HOW MEERA SINHA COMPLETED HER MASTER GARDENER IN TRAINING INTERNSHIP This article first appeared in a shorter version in the Medical Post on September 4, 2020, where it garnered attention from …