Darlene Gilmore

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How to test your garden's soil

Soil is a key ingredient in successful gardening, so get to know it better<p>When it comes to what you can grow in your garden (and more importantly, what you can't), few things are as important as soil. Especially because, to a very large extent, you are stuck with the soil Mother Nature has given …

Should Community Gardens be Organic-Only? What about Pesticide-Free?

As I recently mentioned here, the community gardeners in my town are fighting – with the treehuggers who don’t want the shade-producing trees nearby …

How to make your own seed compost

Buying seed compost can be expensive, but what about making your own? Thrifty gardener Kim Stoddart finds out how<p>Thanks to my local seed swap, bartering pals and my fellow seed-saving editor, Jane; I now have a fine bounty of "plantables" ready and raring to grow for the gardening season ahead. The …

Ask the Expert: 11 Tips for Designing a Water-Conscious Garden

With offices in Phoenix, Arizona and Austin, Texas, landscape architect Christine Ten Eyck knows a thing or two about designing in arid landscapes. …

The beginner's guide to starting a veg garden

There has never been a more interesting time for edible gardening. It is right on so many levels. It saves money, saves the planet and satisfies our epicurean appetites. Edible gardening is an opportunity to grow interesting flavours fresher than money can buy. It is the key to children being more …

Garden Variety SNARK

a little bit of snark, a touch of bitchiness, and a big eye-roll<p>I was recently made aware of something that I had no idea about – it was said on an …