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Spring Ramps

Ramps, aka wild leeks, are a wild North American onion-like plant that pop up in forested areas in early-mid spring. The season for ramps is short, typically no more than a few weeks between April and May depending on your location. Believe me when I say that they are GOOD. Ramps resemble scallions except that

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Mantis Watch 2009

As previously mentioned, I bought a praying mantis egg case at the Parkdale Horticultural Society Plant Sale the other day. It’s not exactly the most effective form of pest prevention in the garden for a few reasons: 1. Praying mantids are not discerning and will eat any and all insects in the garden, including the

Gayla Trail: Globe & Mail column on edible gardening

The Real Dirt: Globe & Mail Kitchen Gardening Column

I’m excited to announce that I will be writing a seasonal edible gardening column for The Globe & Mail that will be published most Saturdays in the Style/Life Section of the paper from now until fall. The first, introductory article was published today and is available for free viewing for a limited time on The

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