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Growing Fruit in Cold Climates

Posted by Erin Colborn on

 Morning, know its been awhile but between Feburary and June is the busy season for us. In this chapter we'll be exploring growing fruits in cold climates. We expirement with alot of season extension techniques but my focus here will crops we can get to harvest without hoophouses and greenhouses. Goji Berry or Wolf Berry is where we'll start, Goji's are one of my favorite fruits and they are incredibly easy to grow. I have had first year Goji's survive highs of 37 celcius and lows of minus 48 celcius. They are incredibly hardy as well as productive. They have...

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Growing Garlic in Northern Canada

Posted by Simon Gaudin on

 As the title implies we have a challenging discussion ahead of us today, growing a crop like garlic in extreme cold! The standard in our part of the world is fall sowing hardneck garlic and spring sowing softneck. Just a quick point of clarification Hardneck varietys are the slower maturing more cold hardy garlic that produce a scape, possibly even a head that will produce small bulbs. Softneck garlic on the other hand is quick to mature, produces no scape, yields more bulbs and needs warmer temperate weather.  We start both hardneck and softneck garlic by doing  a late winter...

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