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Growing Food

Grow your produce aisle with these resources on growing food in your garden.

Growing Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit

hand holding a cucumberAs we alternate between boredom and anxiety during our current crisis, gardening is a great way to spend time outside (while social distancing), get some exercise, and eat local food that YOU have grown. There is nothing like the taste of fresh basil, a juicy strawberry or the bite of a crunchy Manitoba cucumber in the middle of summer. We can also enjoy the harvest in the middle of winter with canned or frozen food, direct from your garden. Yum!

Vegetable Gardening Calendar

January/February

Start planning your garden; Purchase seeds as needed

March/April

Start seeds indoors for crops requiring a longer growing season

May/June

Prepare Garden; Plant seeds and seedlings according to instructions on seed packages

July/August

Water as needed; Thin plants as needed; Replant/successive plant as planned; Stake plants that need it; Examine plants for disease or insect problem; Enjoy the food in the kitchen

September/October

Enjoy, store and preserve harvest; Clean the garden; Prepare garden for next year; Plant any crop you want to over-winter

November/December

Enjoy the harvest

Vegetable Gardening - eBooks

Online Guidebooks and Manuals (PDF)

Great Beginnings - Sowing Indoor Seeds

Growing Food - Useful Links

Print Books

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