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Bob Ewing

Joined 12 years ago from New Brunswick

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  • Why Native Plants Are Important
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    Why Native Plants Are Important

    11 months ago

    The main reasons for global bees-decline are industrial agriculture, parasites/pathogens and climate change. The loss of biodiversity, destruction of habitat and lack of forage due to monocultures and bee-killing pesticides are particular threats for honeybees and wild pollinators.

  • Food: Grow Your Own
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    Food: Grow Your Own

    10 months ago

    Once again, food prices are on the rise that alone could be sufficient incentive to get outside and grow some of your own food. Correction, you do not have to even get outside to grow your own, if the will to grow exists the way can be found. ...

  • Why Your Business Idea Requires A Market Plan
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    Why Your Business Idea Requires A Market Plan

    11 months ago

    You have made the decision and are getting set to make the bold move; starting up your own business. You know what the product or service is that you will be offering; but do you know who your competition is? Do you know whether people are...

  • How to Grow Beans, Peppers and Squash Under Lights
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    How to Grow Beans, Peppers and Squash Under Lights

    2 months ago

    Beans, potatoes, and squash growing indoors under lights can it be done? I believe if the will exists to do a thing then the way to do that thing can be found. The question is just because you can do a thing is it a good idea to do that thing? ...

  • How to Attract Bees, Birds and Butterflies
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    How to Attract Bees, Birds and Butterflies

    10 months ago

    The three Bs, birds, bees and butterflies are a gardener’s good friends. If you make a few wise plants choices, refrain from engaging in chemical warfare and understand that Nature will provide what you need, then you are well on your way to...

  • How to Turn a Small Space Into a Great Garden
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    How to Turn a Small Space Into a Great Garden

    10 months ago

    Small spaces may present some gardening challenges but with a bit of planning and careful thought you can create a great garden in the tiniest of places. Be it backyard, balcony, or rooftop,

  • The Ideal Picnic
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    The Ideal Picnic

    12 months ago

    Our favourite picnic spot is along side the RestigoucheRiver which sits between the provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec.

  • Plant Propagation: Do You Have to Use Moss to Propagate by Air Layering? What Else Could You Use?
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    Plant Propagation: Do You Have to Use Moss to Propagate by Air Layering? What Else Could You Use?

    11 months ago

    Air layering is an alternative means to propagate house plants that are larger and possibly overgrown; for example you can air layer rubber plants, croton, or dieffenbachia if have lost most of their lower leaves. Azaleas and other woody...

  • Movie Memories
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    Movie Memories

    11 months ago

    When I was growing up in what was then known as Alderwood, which later became Etobiocke and then Toronto, there were three movie theaters on Lakeshore Blvd, all near each other.

  • The Food Garden- Maximum Yield
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    The Food Garden- Maximum Yield

    12 months ago

    People garden for many reasons; some because they enjoy being busy and being outside. Some garden to grow prize winning roses; some to grow tomatoes; other seeks herbs and some garden to enhance the value of their property. There are many...

  • My First Pet: My Dog Scrappy
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    My First Pet: My Dog Scrappy

    7 months ago

    I have not had a pet a dog, cat, gold fish or gecko for almost 25 years. The main reason is that over that period of time I have moved quite a few times and have covered many miles. The last pets that we had were when we lived in Toronto in...

  • Gardening: Weeds use Them and Lose Them
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    Gardening: Weeds use Them and Lose Them

    3 weeks ago

    Weeds, if they were called by any other name would they still annoy us to such a degree. The topic of weeds and weed control can touch off a frenzy of discussion when gardeners gather. Some gardeners have little to no problem with weeds as...

  • How to Grow Great Tomatoes
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    How to Grow Great Tomatoes

    11 months ago

    The tomato is one of the most commonly grown plants for home gardeners. They are reasonable easy to care for, once you get them started which I do indoors from seed about six weeks before I put them out. It can get quite cool here until around...

  • How to Design the Fragrant Garden
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    How to Design the Fragrant Garden

    12 months ago

    I have always considered gardening to be one of the oldest professions perhaps not as old as some but still one that has ancient roots. I also believe that anyone who wants to can garden. The size and location of the garden will vary with the...

  • How to Force Bulbs Indoors
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    How to Force Bulbs Indoors

    18 months ago

    Winter and the garden is sleeping under a thick blanket of snow, keeping warm until Spring arrives and calls the bulbs that brighten our Springtime gardens and ease our snow worn eyes. You do not have to wait until Spring to enjoy your favourite...

  • Good Foods to Have Handy When You Need a Quick Meal
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    Good Foods to Have Handy When You Need a Quick Meal

    8 months ago

    I do not sit down to three big meals a day. My eating style is closer to grazing than it is traditional dining. I start the morning with either eggs, usually an omelet with spinach and maybe cheese or a power shake or fruit cocktail and yogurt....

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