Garden Tips

Enjoy our articles on gardening and best practices in the Blackburn Hamlet area. Do you have some expertise or link you’d like to share? Let us know here!

Garden advice

The following six links are PDF documents written by past president George Bushell

George also has the following plant tips to offer:

To mulch or not to mulch – that is the question
Local gardener Fluerette Huneault offers her advice on why you should mulch

Watch your garden grow
Vegetable gardening basics

Saving seeds 
How to save seeds 

Winter vegetable storage
Check out pages 6-7 for creating a cold room for winter vegetable storage

Online gardeners handbook
Gardening tips from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture

Fletcher Wildlife Garden
Information on how to create a wildlife-friendly habitat and gardens on urban or rural properties emphasizing use of plants native to the Ottawa region.

Gardening Organizations

Just Food
Just Food is a grassroots, non-profit organization that includes staff, volunteers, community partners, members and funders.

Community Garden Network
Community Gardening Network of Ottawa is an information and resource-sharing network that supports the sustainable development of community gardens within the City.

Canadian Organic Growers (COG) Ottawa chapter


Ritchie Feed and Seed 
Local nursery providing feed, seed and all your gardening needs.

Green Barn Nursery
Green Barn Nursery products and information suited to colder Canadian temperatures.

Greta’s Organic Garden
Organic seed products

Canadian Seed Catalogues 
This is a list of vegetable and fruit seeds that were sold in recent years by Canadian seed companies.

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