Monday, July 12, 2010

Atlantic Master Gardeners Garden Blog

Welcome!! We are using this space to answer your garden questions, and also to share our Garden Picture of the Week. I hope you find it useful. There's a lot of expertise out there, so feel free to take advantage of it! Post your picture of the week - gardens are at a different stage everywhere in the region!


  1. I look forward to learning from this BLOG!

  2. Angie Reid 08/17/10 12:31 PM >>>
    Hi Carol,

    This is a really, really odd question so I'm not sure if you can help, but
    here goes:

    My dad grew up in Little River NS. They had a small orchard and used to pick
    apples that were always ready in late August. Dad called them August Whites
    but I have no idea what official variety they might be. I can remember they
    had whitish skin and were the main ingredient in my nana's pies.

    Long story is I really want to make a spectacular pie for Dad's 60th
    birthday and he always said that those apples were the best. I'm trying to
    source those apples if I can get them, but I don't even know where this
    miraculous tree was and I can't get to Little River to search before Sunday.

    Let me know if you have any idea.

  3. If anyone can help Angie - let us know!!!!

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  5. Hello,

    I am a teacher at a Junior High school in Dartmouth and I am in the process of starting a school garden. I am posting here in hopes that I can get some advice regarding growing Haskap berries in my school's garden.  I have been searching the internet for information regarding success stories, but I have yet to find any information of it be done before.

    Since my school has a lot of asphalt and not a lot of green space, I'm wondering if you think I could be successful planting Haskap plants in deep raised beds - built from stacked 4x4s (a top asphalt or grass)?  It might be possible to grow a few plants in the small green space we do have, however I would need to complete a soil test to determine it's quality. Any advice or information would be greatly appreciated.