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
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!
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!
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!
The show boasts over 270 exhibitors in over 100,000 square feet of show space alongside industry experts in home, outdoor, décor, interiors, exteriors and more!
Native plant or native cultivar? What we buy at local nurseries often are “nativars”- a cultivar, or selection, of a native plant. Read or listen to a podcast by Dr Doug Tallamy explaining the significant ecological implications to this choice.
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.
Pollination is not just fascinating natural history. It is an essential ecological function. Without pollinators, the human race and our ecosystems would not survive.
Seed packages usually identify how many weeks ahead of average last frost date to start the seeds. Count back from that frost date for each type of seed. Start hardening off for 1-2 weeks after this date and keep a close eye on the night temperatures. May 24 is a safer date for actually planting out.
Which plants will regrow from your kitchen scraps? Check out our list. What are the top tips to encourage scrap growth? Have a look at these suggestions.
London Middlesex Master Gardeners are a non-profit group of volunteers operating locally since 1985. Our mandate is to provide unbiased gardening advice and expertise to encourage successful and sustainable horticultural practices for home gardeners.