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Iris. (Spectator photo)

Gardening Tips: Weed, Mulch and Stop and Smell the Flowers

June 21, 2023 at 12:00 pm

Editor’s Note: The Spectator is reaching into Michelle Smith’s gardening column archive for some weekly advice that is as relevant now as when it was first written. This column was first published on 26 June 2019.   What to do this week By now, the bulk of the spring planting should be accomplished,Read More

Beets. (Photo by Madeline Yakimchuk)

Gardening Tips: Getting to the Root of Things

August 24, 2022 at 12:08 pm

Editor’s Note: The Spectator is reaching into Michelle Smith’s gardening column archive for some weekly advice that is as relevant now as when it was first written. This column last appeared on 19 August 2020.   What to do this week This week, we are still on harvesting, and mid-season busy-ness. IRead More

EverWind: Powered by ‘Hopium?’

EverWind: Powered by ‘Hopium?’

May 18, 2022 at 2:04 pm

Having tried to understand the financing of the EverWind green hydrogen project in Point Tupper it’s now time to consider the science—or lack thereof—behind it. First, you need to understand that hydrogen does not come in a variety of colors. The color coding is used to denote how the hydrogenRead More

Organic produce, farmer's market, University of BC (Photo by Dllu, own work, [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Bean There: The Great Organic Divide

March 23, 2022 at 2:15 pm

Editor’s Note: This column first appeared on 22 March 2017.   It may surprise you, as it surprised me, to find out that farming is a political act. And like other forms of politics, it has opposing sides and competing interests as well as philosophical divisions. Quite a lot ofRead More

Dolomite limestone (Source: minimal.com http://minmat.com/portfolio/dolomite/)

Gardening Tips: Fertilizing Periodically

March 31, 2021 at 2:15 pm

Editor’s Note: We’re dipping into Michelle Smith’s archives to provide timely tips for gardeners.   What to do this week As promised last week, here we go with a little bit of science. There are four main nutrients your plants look for in the soil, so you have to knowRead More

Gardening Tips for Seedy Characters: Week 6

Gardening Tips for Seedy Characters: Week 6

February 15, 2017 at 11:20 am

Caring for seedlings: I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that it is very important for recently planted seeds to be warm until they germinate. Once germinated, they are a little more forgiving, and can be moved to a cooler windowsill so you can use your warmest spot for theRead More