Mental Health Benefits of a Vegetable Garden

Today’s post is a guest post from Helen Gough.* There are many practical reasons why people choose to grow their own vegetables. Many enjoy having their own, customized garden full of fresh, organic produce with no added chemicals or pesticides. For others it is a financially viable option – in times of economic turbulence, investing…

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Growing Blueberries

I’m pretty fond of blueberry pie and blueberry muffins (but then again … who isn’t?) so it was pretty obvious that I should start growing blueberries in my home garden to resource my “dietary needs” of pie and muffins. I’d seen a new variety of blueberry called Blueberry Burst that was suitable for growing in…

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Why is my plant dying?

Have you ever had a plant or tree die on you without any apparent reason? Does it make you wonder what the heck you did wrong or what mysterious disease the plant picked up … or does it perhaps leave you suspecting the neighbour of some foul play? Many times I’ve seen plants suddenly drop…

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