Growing Herbs From Seed

Growing Herbs From Seed

Herbs provide tasty additions to all types of foods from salads to cooked other culinary delights. What could be better than edible landscaping? The plants are beautiful as ornamental and some even produce attractive flowers. Herbs can be grown in a designated herb plot in the garden or among your other vegetables. Intermingled in your flowerbed, or even in containers, the blooms are beautiful and attract butterflies and other beneficial insects to the garden. Herbs from
How to Grow Your Own Nutritious Vegetables Year Round- Part 2

How to Grow Your Own Nutritious Vegetables Year Round- Part 2

April April is a terrific time to begin to grow your own nutritious vegetables. This can provide your family with a fabulous selection of fresh, crispy, delicious vegetables all year round. Sow: arugula, broad beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, kale, leeks, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes radish, spinach, swiss chard and turnips Sow indoors: peppers, tomatoes, eggplant and melons Peas Grown in your garden, peas taste completely different from what you buy frozen or canned, in a
Growing  Your Own Nutritious Vegetables- Part 1

Growing Your Own Nutritious Vegetables- Part 1

Growing  your own nutritious vegetables, is the very best thing you can do for the health of your family.  There is tremendous convenience in having everything you need for a crisp, fresh salad or big chunky veggies for your favorite beef stew, right outside your back door. Growing  your own vegetables will save you loads of money while providing you with the best flavor you’ve ever experienced. Vegetables begin to lose nutrients, and quality begins to
Classifying Farm Land For Tax Purposes

Classifying Farm Land For Tax Purposes

Owners of acreage and farm land in the Fraser Valley need to be aware of laws for classifying farm land for tax purposes. Using information from the B.C. government website, we have attempted to make the subject easier to understand. Assessment Value First of all, when a property is classified as farm land in BC, the property value is assessed at rates set by the provincial government. Consequently, the assessed value is lower for farm land
Caring for Livestock in Winter

Caring for Livestock in Winter

Baby it’s cold outside–away from the warm, wood-stove.  We are preparing our animals and their dwelling  for long, cold, winter days and nights and the increased physical stress it will cause them. Unfortunately,  just because  it’s winter, doesn’t mean we get to relax and have little responsibility for our livestock’s care. We have come up with a few basic tips in an attempt to assist  in the process. Ventilation Animals in a closed barn environment during
Deer, Oh Dear

Deer, Oh Dear

Deer are often seen in the lower mainland and are an integral part of the eco system.  They are sometimes seen in a rural backyards and grazing in the local fields or parks. Deer are beautiful to look at but can be pests in the garden. Their increased numbers have become a nuisance for homeowners and outdoor enthusiasts. Everyone loves to gaze upon a beautiful Doe and her fawn or a Buck looking out over his
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