NEW Grow Regina Garden Waste Disposal Announcement

Your Grow Regina Board is pleased to announce that we are changing the way we dispose of our garden wastes this year. As early as tomorrow, (or when paths are dry enough), you will see a PV Disposal bin where the garbage dumpster sat in other years. This is to assist you in cleaning your weeds […] more…

Weedy Garden Paths

It has been a very wet summer as we all know. Unfortunately that has meant that some paths are out of control in terms of weeds on them. (On the positive side, the path weeds are much easier to dig / hoe / pull when the path is wet!) We do want to maintain our paths […] more…
3rd time lucky … GROW REGINA GARDENERS’ BBQ – post-poned til Saturday, August 30th 11:30 to 1:00 pm

3rd time lucky … GROW REGINA GARDENERS’ BBQ – post-poned til Saturday, August 30th 11:30 to 1:00 pm

The weather at 9 am this morning was pretty nasty so we again postponed the BBQ to next Saturday. The weather is supposed to greatly improve later this week! (let’s hope!!)  One of these Saturdays is gonna’ work for sure!  :)  GROW REGINA GARDENERS’ BBQ! Admire the gardens … meet your garden neighbours … have fun! Post-poned until […] more…

Green fertilizers

Green fertilizers are natural substances that can be added to the soil to increase its fertility. This includes manure, compost, peat moss, seaweed extracts and bird and bat guano, as well as a variety of other substances. Green fertilizers have lower concentrations of nutrients than chemical fertilizers, so they often give results that are less […] more…

Soil aeration and drainage

Soil aeration and drainage Over the years, I’ve experienced only minor problems associated with inadequate soil drainage. This surprises several of my gardening colleagues since I have frequently worked in regions where rainfall exceeds evaporation and contributes to an elevated groundwater. In retrospect, I was fortunate to work on private estates where adequate garden drainage […] more…

Soil texture and soil structure

As a professional gardener, I have encountered some beautiful and well structured soils in my time. As with most aspects of nature, there are plenty of mediocre and poor soils to maintain the overall balance. I’m not exaggerating to say that I’ve also brushed up against a few of these from time to time. From […] more…
Weeds you can eat

Weeds you can eat

Please Eat the Dandelions: 9 edible garden weeds Here are some of the most common garden weeds that can be used for both meals and medicine: 1. Dandelion: The quintessential garden and lawn weed, dandelions have a bad reputation among those who want grass that looks as uniform as a golf course, but every part […] more…
Tomato Blight is Here

Tomato Blight is Here

It is time to start checking your tomatoes for early blight – the tell tale signs of yellowing leaves with browning and/or brown spots. As per your Grow Regina Garden Guidelines, all infected leaves/branches must be bagged and removed from the garden immediately to control the spread. Tomato leaves that have spots that begin as […] more…
Powdery Mildew on Vegetables

Powdery Mildew on Vegetables

Powdery Mildew on Vegetables   Important: As per Grow Regina Guidelines, all diseased plants must be bagged and removed immediately from the community garden. Do not compost diseased materials. Also, make sure to throroughly wash your hands after touching blight-infected plants. You could accidentally spread the disease to other plants if the blight spores are […] more…

Orchard Tree Sale 2014

Orchard A Orchard A is the group of trees located closest to Queen Street. Some of these trees are privately owned and others have been planted for the enjoyment of all gardeners. The initial planting of trees was in 2008 as part of a Memorial Orchard initiative, but due to some unforeseen challenges of nature (such […] more…
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