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Plant Tip

To ensure that your house plants get enough nitrogen, water once a month with a solution of one 7 gram envelope of gelatin dissolved in one quart of water.

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Plant Tip

Fall is upon us so I figured this tip could save you some troubles or surprises come spring. Store flower bulbs over the winter in discarded nylon stockings or similar mesh bags. Hang the bulb-filled stockings in a dry place … Continue reading

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Plant Tip

I had mentioned before how much worms in a worm farm love banana peels and how it is like candy to them. Well if you do not have a vermicomposting system in place with worms, here is another way to … Continue reading

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Garden Tip

To keep your garden free of cutworms, save wood ashes from your fireplace or campfire and work them into the soil. This doesn’t harm the earthworms.

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Plant Tip

A solution  of two tbsp. vinegar and three tsp. sugar to a quart of water will help cut flowers last longer.

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Wild Edible Plants in Alberta

This guide provides a list of wild edible plants in Alberta (Canada) including the Edmonton and Calgary areas and the Jasper, Banff, Waterton Lakes, Elk Island and Waterton Buffalo National Parks. This list only contains “safe” plants – those that … Continue reading

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