Step 2: Choose your garden type
Figuring out whether you should try an in-ground, raised bed, or container garden can be interesting and fun. Learn more about these different garden types—including space and soil needs, watering and chores, and start-up tasks and supplies.
Step 3: Choose your garden location
Whether you're looking to grow tropical plants, such as palms, ferns or African violets, or more low-maintenance succulents, learn the specific needs of houseplants and you can have healthy plants in your home year-round.
Step 4: Know when to start planting
If you're just getting into gardening, first learn which you live in. Your zone number, developed by the Natural Resources Canada, lets you know which plants will do best in your yard based on the climate you live in. READ MORE →
Step 9: Care for your in-ground garden
Build a long-lasting relationship with your in-ground garden by giving plants regular TLC. Caring for your garden regularly will keep your plants and soil at their prime. Plus, you’ll always catch your veggies or herbs at their freshest, and flowers at their most vibrant—which is part of the fun!READ MORE →
Step 12: Dry your harvest
Giving fresh produce to friends and neighbors is a great way to help solve that problem. But if you want to taste the fruits of your summer labours well into the winter, drying helps remind you of the season you had while stretching your food dollars. Here are a few easy ways you can get started drying your food.READ MORE →
Step 13: Can your harvest
If you've picked the fruits and vegetables in your garden but find you can't eat them all, don't let them go to waste. When they're at their peak flavour and ripeness, can them. READ MORE →
Step 14: Put your garden to bed for winter
Take care of these essential fall tasks to “tuck in” your beloved garden for a cozy and restful winter so it can “wake up” next spring all ready to grow!READ MORE →