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BE PLANT WISE - why you should care

GET THE PLANT WISE APP.   Why be concerned about invasive plants? Invasive plants are usually as beautiful and functional as non-invasive plants, making them hard to differentiate. They are recognized globally as the second greatest threat to biodiversity! Invasive plants have...

03/18/2017 - 17:00 in MGABC | Read more
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GARDENER'S SPRING PLANTING CALENDAR ~ it's never too early to plan

Jo-Ann Canning, well known Master Gardener , shares her Gardener's Spring Planting Calendar - A Week by Week Guide to Sowing Seeds just in time for this year's start.  Thanks to Harrowsmith Country Life, West Coast Seeds, and Agriculture Canada for ideas, climate data and some...

01/01/2017 - 08:23 in MGABC | Read more
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GROWING FOOD In Public Spaces - A Start up Guide

What is Public Produce? The term “Public Produce” refers to edible plants such as fruit and nut bearing trees and shrubs as well as vegetables and herbs that are grown in a public space and are freely accessible to the public, according to Wikipedia. Public Produce is different...

04/04/2016 - 20:00 in MGABC | Read more
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TOOLKIT- WHAT'S NEW FOR MGs : Important Links

Diseases Impatiens Downy Mildew Fungus :  This disease was found in BC, summer 2013- more info here Info on the pathogen and other info  here BOXWOOD BLIGHT FOUND IN BC here List of susceptable cultivars here Pests of specific crops info here Invasive Weed alerts: Daphne...

03/09/2015 - 09:52 in MGABC | Read more
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PROTECTING BC POTATOES : Potato Disease Info

What Gardeners Can Do to Prevent the Spread of Harmful Potato Pests Late blight : our # 1 concern! What is Late Blight? •Late blight is caused by a fungal-like organism( Phytophthora infestans), which affects solanaceous crops, a plant family that includes potatoes, tomatoes,...

05/12/2014 - 09:21 in MGABC | Read more
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NATURAL PEST MANAGEMENT

Learn to support beneficial insects by not using insecticides in your garden. Even the least toxic pesticides, such as soap, will kill beneficials. This fact sheet has been scanned from the original so while some visual quality has been lost the advice is still excellent and ...

03/13/2014 - 13:04 in MGABC | Read more
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GROW ME INSTEAD - Learn about Invasives & better Alternatives

Grow Me Instead is an excellent resource for those looking for alternatives to common Invasive Plants - such as Invasive Daphne laureola pictured above. The booklet prepared by the Invasive Species Council,  may be downloaded to smart phones or tablets by clicking the link here...

02/24/2014 - 13:36 in MGABC | Read more
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PEST ALERT: SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA and impact on all soft fruits & berries

Earlier this year we shared info on the Spotted Wing Drosophila SWD has now been reported in Powell River , Aldergrove and other areas in the Fraser Valley The Ministry of Agriculture has a wealth of information including Monitoring Reports and downloadeable PDFs for Home...

11/19/2013 - 07:42 in MGABC | Read more
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HOW TO SUBMIT PLANT SAMPLES for diagnosis

. Please click on the PDF for more info  BC Ministry of Agriculture: New Factsheet: How to Submit Plant Samples for Diagnosis The new ‘How to Submit Plant Samples for Diagnosis’ Factsheet is now available on the BC Ministry of Agriculture's website at:http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/...

11/12/2013 - 12:12 in MGABC | Read more
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EASY CARE ROSES

Roses have a reputation for being demanding plants to grow well. Read on to learn what make the difference between a happy plant and a miserable one.

04/08/2013 - 09:16 in MGABC | Read more
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FRUIT PESTS: Spotted Wing Drosophila & Apple maggot

An excerpt from Linda Gilkeson's latest bulletin: It is now more important than ever for gardeners to have access to durable insect netting to protect against two, quite nasty, fruit pests that are now established in the region: Spotted wing Drosophila (a species of vinegar fly...

02/05/2013 - 11:13 in MGABC | Read more
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INVASIVE SPECIES WATCH: Orange Hawkweed

Hawkweeds (Hieracium spp.) are perennial plants with 14 non-native species recorded in BC, and are difficult to identify among the 8 native hawkweed species. One of the 14 non-native species, orange hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum) is currently the only hawkweed considered...

02/05/2013 - 11:07 in MGABC | Read more
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WINTER VEGETABLES - A Wealth of Information

Jo-Ann Canning, a long time Vancouver Master Gardener, has provided several Overviews for Winter Vegetables categories: 1) Greens, 2) Brassicas, and 3) Roots.  In addition, there are a number of specific winter vegetable Resource pages provided by both Jo-Ann, as well as...

11/29/2011 - 08:25 in MGABC | Read more
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Growing Your Own Garlic - it's time!

It's that time of the year to be planting garlic cloves to harvest big bulbs next summer.  Click on the attached pdf for complete instructions. A little note: Garlic is good for what ails you! Did you know that the longer garlic is cooked, the milder the flavour? So for the...

10/31/2011 - 08:54 in MGABC | Read more