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A Seed is a Promise | Tips on Growing & Sowing Seeds

A Seed is a Promise | Tips on Growing & Sowing Seeds

Posted Mar 5th, 2017 in Plant Love, The Basics, Spring Gardening

Seeds are an economical way to grow and a wonderful way to teach children about the magic of plants and gardening. Read on for our best growing tips for your seeds.

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Edible Gardening Tips for Homegrown Fresh Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs | Ottawa Valley

Edible Gardening Tips for Homegrown Fresh Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs | Ottawa Valley

Posted Mar 1st, 2017 in For the Love of Food, The Basics, Summer Gardening, Spring Gardening

Growing your own vegetables, fruits and herbs is possible no matter your space. Be it a large backyard garden or a container garden on your front porch, balcony or patio, we have some great edible gardening tips so you can enjoy fresh homegrown food from your very own garden in the Ottawa Valley.

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Fertilizer Has Changed | Why It Matters & What You Need to Know | Ottawa Gardening

Fertilizer Has Changed | Why It Matters & What You Need to Know | Ottawa Gardening

Posted Feb 12th, 2017 in Plant Love, Plant Food & Pharmacy, The Basics, Summer Gardening, Spring Gardening

New 17-5-17 Ratio | Recently the ratios for the N-P-K have significantly changed in fertilizer. Read on to discover why we have embraced this new way of thinking in horticulture and are helping our environment, with this high micronutrient, water soluble fertilizer, as well.

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Tomatoes 101 Series | Part 1 | What is the Difference Between Bush and Vine Tomatoes?

Tomatoes 101 Series | Part 1 | What is the Difference Between Bush and Vine Tomatoes?

Posted Jan 18th, 2017 in For the Love of Food, The Basics, Spring Gardening, Tomatoes 101

Looking for tips on growing the perfect tomato in your garden or patio container? Today's tomato gardening 101 tip: the difference between bush (determinate) and vine (indeterminate) tomatoes.

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Online Winter Workshops for 2020 Celebrating the Holidays & Christmas with Gemmell's Garden Centre

Online Winter Workshops for 2020 Celebrating the Holidays & Christmas with Gemmell's Garden Centre

Posted Oct 21st, 2020

At Gemmell's, we feel strongly, that it is our responsibility to be part of the solution and not the problem. Therefore, this winter we are excited to announce that you can now learn from the comfort and safety of your home with our newest online winter holiday workshops! Do your workshop whenever & wherever you choose, on your own or have your own little workshop 'party' with people in your bubble. Read on for all of the details!

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Cool Weather Crops, Soil & Seeding | Ottawa, Smiths Falls, Barrhaven

Cool Weather Crops, Soil & Seeding | Ottawa, Smiths Falls, Barrhaven

Posted Apr 14th, 2020 in For the Love of Food, Spring Gardening, The Basics

If this is your first season growing your own garden WELCOME! Here is the first edition of our Victory Garden 2.0 series. This year more than ever is a perfect opportunity to learn something new that may stay with you for a lifetime.

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Hydrangeas: Tips for Planting & Caring for Your Type of Hydrangeas  | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Hydrangeas: Tips for Planting & Caring for Your Type of Hydrangeas | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Posted May 14th, 2018 in Plant Love, The Basics, Spring Gardening, Garden Design

Hydrangeas are a classic garden shrub that are a must-have in every garden. We have your tips for planting & caring for your type of hydrangea.

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Caring for Your Succulents & Air Plants | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Caring for Your Succulents & Air Plants | Gemmell's Garden Centre

Posted Apr 12th, 2018 in Plant Love, The Basics, House Plants

Succulents and air plants are once again on trend. Learn how to easily care for them with our simple tips.

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Maple Glazed Carrots | Easy Garden to Table Recipe

Maple Glazed Carrots | Easy Garden to Table Recipe

Posted Jul 19th, 2017 in Green Living, For the Love of Food, Summer Gardening, Spring Gardening

Garden fresh carrots and local maple syrup combine to make this easy and delicious side dish that your family will love.

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Healthy Classic Pasta Salad | Garden to Table Recipe

Healthy Classic Pasta Salad | Garden to Table Recipe

Posted Jul 3rd, 2017 in For the Love of Food

The best classic pasta salad - perfect for a healthy side dish, or weekend barbecue.

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