While We Wait: Shifting My Shopping Habits

While we wait for our tomatoes to get big and strong, here are some thoughts I’ve been having about how I’m going to shop differently this summer. Right now the majority of garden centres in Saskatchewan are implementing new COVID-19 regulations that dictate their ability to open for business while keeping customers and staff safe. …

Getting Started: Other Resources

URGENT! Okay not really but before we start this post, I just want to give another reminder to everyone who has recently started seeds to KEEP THEM WARM! I had planted a few seeds and brought them to my sister’s house a few weeks ago where there is more room and no cat, but regretted …

Getting Started: What the heck is a hybrid seed?

I promised in the last post that I’d explain the difference between heirloom seeds and hybrid seeds (and why you shouldn’t plant seeds from a tomato you bought at the grocery store). If you don’t care about what varieties you grow, and don’t plan to save any seeds, this post is probably not very important …

Getting Started: Seeds or Seedlings?

So you have decided to grow tomatoes! Congratulations on your excellent decision. This is Step One in making your socially distant summer a little bit better, especially when it looks like this outside today: The question of the day is: should you start your own seeds, or should you just buy seedlings from a greenhouse …