Spring 2019

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Soil, Soil, Soil! The Foundation of the Organic Garden.
BY CATHY HANSEN, EMILY HANSEN, THERESA SCHUMILAS, HEATHER LEKX, KRISTA LONG, & SARAH CHISHOLM RYDER
Crop Rotation: The Organic Gardening Secret
BY CATHY HANSEN, EMILY HANSEN, THERESA SCHUMILAS, HEATHER LEKX, KRISTA LONG, & SARAH CHISHOLM RYDER
A Brief Glance at Companion Planting
BY CATHY HANSEN, EMILY HANSEN, THERESA SCHUMILAS, HEATHER LEKX, KRISTA LONG, & SARAH CHISHOLM RYDER
Seed Saving in Newfoundland
BY MEGAN HOLDFAST
Container Gardening for Everyone
BY JULIA THOMSON
Research Corner: 'Anti-Probiotics' Could Suppress Weeds and Invasive Plants: Microbes That Are Good for Crops but Bad for
BY NALA ROGERS
Why Grow Ordinary Cucumbers?
BY NIKI JABBOUR
How to Increase your Garlic Supply by Planting Bulbils
BY JULIA DIMAKOS
Rooted in Peace: Hilary Brown and the Heron Rocks Friendship Centre
BY STEPHANIE WELLS

This issue focuses on organic gardening! We’ve pulled together some great resources to help you garden organically, whether you have a market garden, a backyard garden, or a few containers on your urban balcony. Excerpts from COG’s The Organic Backyard, edited by TCOG’s new editor Sarah Chisholm Ryder, offer information about soil health, crop rotation, companion planting, and succession planting.


Megan Holdfast talks about the experience of seed saving in Newfoundland, reminding us that it’s actually the seeds that are doing the saving! Julia Thomson discusses the benefits of container gardening, Niki Jabbour shares her enthusiasm for growing cucumbers, and Julia Dimakos describes her experiments growing garlic from bulbils. From Nala Rogers we learn about fascinating research on weed-suppressing microbes that can be friendly to your crops. And finally, Stephanie Wells introduces us to an inspirational garden and friendship centre on B.C.’s Hornby Island.

There’s something for everyone in these pages, and it’s sure to inspire your organic garden!


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