Newsletter from Halton Master Gardener with 3 good articles: To-Do List for November, Adding Biodiversity to our Gardens, and Plan for Bees in our Gardens
London Environmental Network and London Public Libraries are offering free talks each Tuesday to engage us in what’s happening with our local environment that’s so important to us all. Come out to learn more!
Join the Friends of London Civic Gardens for their annual fall plant sale on Sept 15th. This year they're also participating in Doors Open so you can peek behind the scenes and enjoy a tour as well. Lots of great plants available for purchase!
The London Environmental Network helps protect our environment and build a sustainable community by doing everything we can to help our member organizations deliver on each of their own important missions. Get more information here about members and events.
Many of our vegetable diseases first appear to us as ugly leaves with blotch marks or a white coating. These marks can warn you about a big problem you should correct quickly or may just be relatively minor blemishes. The trick is to know which is which and what to do about it! Here are three great infographics to help you understand foliar diseases that affect edibles such as Onion, Squash, Zucchini, Melon, Cucumber and Tomatoes.
Organic matter and compost are the best ways to amend soil, however, if fertilization is your choice, make sure you use the right amount, of the right type at the right time!
Gardening is an activity for all ages and abilities. It can have a wide positive impact on a family such as improving diets, providing positive family time together, encouraging exercise, reducing stress and more.
Guided greenhouse tour, wagon rides, hiking tour at 2pm, vendors, exhibits and more!
Here's where you'll find terrific garden tips and resources from recent Seedy Saturdays such as quick links to exhibitors and garden catalogs, handouts from various talks, even recipes!
Check out a recent podcast series offered by Joe Gardener that features one of our trusted gardening advisors - Linda Chalker-Scott. She answers Joe's questions about dozens of garden tips - are they fact or myth?
Join us for two informative and fun nights at the Central Library on Monday Feb 26 and Monday March 5. Explore the interesting and often bizarre world of Gardening Myths and Legends. Discover tips and tricks to make the most of every Square Foot of garden space you have.
London Chapter of Landscape Ontario is hosting a plant symposium which includes 4 speakers for $25.
Course is now FULL. 8 weeks of classroom instruction and hands-on workshops covering everything from soil preparation and seed selection to planting, maintaining, harvesting and preserving. Focus is on gardens you can EAT as well as colourful and helpful companion flowers.
Interested in reading a regular garden blog to learn about a wide variety of garden issues? Here are a few we've found so far that seem to be appropriate for our zone.
Many universities across Canada and the USA offer courses for master gardeners and are excellent resources of unbiased information that has been well researched. The northern USA sites typically offer lots of free information for agricultural uses and home gardens and their information is often geared to the same zones as we encounter in our Ontario gardens.