Grow your own
We’re big supporters of gardeners growing food in their backyard!
It’s an empowering thing for anyone to do PLUS it helps people understand the work that we do better.
In the spring, we sell vegetables transplants and vegetables seeds at the Dieppe Market and our annual Organic Plant Sale.
For gardening support, we’ve created blog posts like:
- Growing from Seed: When & at What Spacing?
- How to Garden Even When the Weather is Cool
- How to Start Seeds in your Garden
- Growing Cold-Hardy Winter Greens
- How to Care for your Tomato Seedling
- Planting Fall Bulbs
We’ll continue offering tips for backyard gardeners. Let us know if there are any gardening questions you’d like us to answer!
Some other online resources we recommend for backyard gardeners:
- Canadian Organic Growers
- Organic Gardening 101 by ACORN
- Mother Earth News: A Crop by Crop Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables and Fruit.
Where to buy Seeds for Gardeners
- Annapolis Seeds. In Nova Scotia.
- Hope Seeds. In Nova Scotia.
- Mapple Farm. In New Brunswick.
- Cochrane Family Seeds. In Nova Scotia.
- Seedy Saturdays. Events that happen across Canada
- Tournesol Seeds. In Quebec.
- Fruition Seeds. In NY State.
- Seeds of Diversity Canada. A community of seed savers from across the country who want to share their seeds!
- Johnny’s Selected Seeds. In Maine.
- High Mowing Seeds. In Vermont.
- Fedco Seeds. In Maine.
- Stems Flower Seeds. In Ontario.
- William Dam Seeds. In Ontario.
Our Top 5 Favourite books for Gardeners
- The Garden Primer by Barbara Damrosch
- The Humane Gardener by Nancy Lawson
- The Garden Awakening: Designs to Nurture our Land and Ourselves by Mary Reynolds
- Building Soils Naturally: Innovative Methods for Organic Gardeners by Phil Nauta
- Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture by Toby Hemenway