Vegetables that grow in the shade / Guides

Shaded vegetable garden
Food production

Growing vegetables in the shade

...the sun during the hottest months of the growing season. As a general guideline, plants that are grown for their leaves or stems will do better in partial sha...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 7 tips for growing food in small spaces

...ing up the straw with the slowly disintegrating straw bales our pumpkin and zuccinis are growing in. Try hanging planters: Strawberries will thrive in hanging...

“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!
Landscaping

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

...ing as they grow. While the upside of perennials is that they reappear year after year, the downside is they do need to be divided periodically to maintain the ...

Urban farming
Landscaping

Landscaping, outdooring & urban farming

...inly when growing vegetables. The best thing for your plants is rainwater, as ground water will usually contain minerals that over time will build up in soil an...

The village of Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix
Choosing where to live

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

...that lose their leaves in the fall) can be very effective for passive solar design by offering shade in the summer, yet allowing the sun to pass through in wint...

Dog strangling vine invasive species
Landscaping

Avoiding invasive species when landscaping

...ined as plants from other continents, countries or even other regions of Canada. Humans have been introducing foreign plants to new lands since the 17th century...