Monthly Archives: October 2013

Visit to the Greenhouse

  Visit to the Greenhouse by Linda Butler It is now the middle of October and herbs and lettuce plants are still available at my local garden center.  I live in southern British Columbia and we may still have some … Continue reading

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Dandelion Greens

Dandelion Greens by Linda C Butler My Grandmother used to harvest wild dandelion greens in the spring to serve as a pot herb.  The dandelion, which is not a native plant, was widely available throughout the Prairies and in the … Continue reading

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Chives

Chives by Linda Butler Chives are a prolific member of the onion family.  A cluster of chives can be divided many times and provides a source of green onion tops.  There is nothing better than a baked potato with sour … Continue reading

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Spearmint

 Spearmint I appreciate mint flavor in salads and I have been successful over a number of years in keeping my spearmint plants growing.  Generally, mint should be contained because it can become aggressive and take over other plants.  I’ve kept … Continue reading

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Shallots

It is mid October and I planted some shallots I purchased in the grocery store in a well drained flower bed.  They should not rot from too much water but they may not sprout as the ground has cooled.  If … Continue reading

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Welcome to My Salad Garden

My Salad Garden Most of us live busy lives and have little gardening time or little space for a garden so it is a challenge to find space and time to garden.  It is now mid October and I am … Continue reading

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