Improve Your Soil

Improve Your Soil

Our Garden Talk guest on September 24, 2017 was Marina Gibson from the Day 1 Urban Farm Community Garden Project. She shared plenty of great ideas to get the most our of garden plots. Here are a few of them. Build up Soil with Lasagna Gardening Marina’s urban farm was...
Maggots, Miners and Bees

Maggots, Miners and Bees

To help up with our knowledge of garden insects, here’s another set of photos from Tracy Hueppelsheuse, our local entomologist and community garden member. The photo above is of a cabbage root maggot feeding on a radish, and shows the boring damage caused. This...
Beetles and Weevils

Beetles and Weevils

Are you ever curious when you come to the garden and find something has been chewing your plants? Tracy Hueppelsheuse, a fellow ACG gardener who also just happens to be an entomologist, shares these photos of a few afflicted plants and the insects that caused the...
Effective Use of Mulch

Effective Use of Mulch

Since we have an abundant supply of mulch provided by the City of Abbotsford Parks Department, it is timely to discuss the use of this in your garden plot. We have a large pile located on the east side of the greenhouse. The Mulch What is it and what are its...
Potato Harvesting Tips

Potato Harvesting Tips

When are potatoes ready to harvest? Let the tops dry down on their own, and then wait another 7-10 days to allow the skins to thicken. This ensures the potatoes are injured the least from digging, and will store the best. If you want to eat the potatoes immediately...
Vole Trap

Vole Trap

If you’ve ever seen tell-tale tunnels in your plot, dug up your potatoes to find that most of them have been already eaten or turned over a stepping stone and discovered a nest of baby voles waiting to grow up and devour your produce, you understand why people...