Category Archives: growing vegetables

Potato Update

Potatoes are a big crop in the Maritimes.  Most of us eat them.  Our question is how to grow them organically and economically on a small scale.  Here is an update from the potato patch. We planted potatoes in April, … Continue reading

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Benefits of landscape fabric

Marc, from Just Us Coffee’s demonstration garden in Grand Pré just dropped by to get some landscape fabric. He and Amy Lounder are setting up a comparison of weed control with and without landscape fabric in onions and strawberries.  We … Continue reading

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The great spud adventure, of course, begins in Prince Edward Island.  We met with Raymond Loo, who gave us a fantastic history of his family’s potato breeding and selection efforts.  He took us into his potato warehouse to show us … Continue reading

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More Modified Hanley Hoop Houses in New Brunswick

The modified version of Hanley Hoop Houses have been installed at another farm in New Brunswick (see  This farm has 330 customers directly connected with it through weekly produce pack deliveries.  Dave Wolpin and his right-hand-man, Alex Eaton, have … Continue reading

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We just got our issue of the Canadian Organic Grower and realized the information about trellises we promised in David’s article is not posted yet. How embarrassing! We will post it next week, so stay tuned…

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Hands-on Season Extension: April 7 2-8pm

Season Extension for Market Gardeners: Saturday April 7, 2-8 pm. Join us at Abundant Acres for an afternoon hands-on session to build a low-cost, unheated hoop house (2-4) and stay for the potluck afterwards to talk shop about greenhouse growing … Continue reading

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Hoophouse #2

On March 12, David and Bruce covered modified Hanley hoop house #2.  

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