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 …

A Vegetable Garden Adventure

  By Darlene Belton, Master Gardener I’ve grown herbs and a few vegetables, such as tomatoes, cucumbers and squash, for many years but I have always tucked them right into my ornamental borders. However, this year for many …