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.
For the Love of Food
Herb and vegetable gardening can be an extremely rewarding gardening experience. We've got all sorts of great tips and advice on how to get the most out of your food gardening, whether you have a veggie patch or just a few herb pots on your patio. We will even supply some fresh garden to table recipes as well!
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.
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.
Garden fresh carrots and local maple syrup combine to make this easy and delicious side dish that your family will love.
The best classic pasta salad - perfect for a healthy side dish, or weekend barbecue.
Enjoy the best garden to table carrot cake with maple cream cheese icing that will have your guests asking for seconds and you licking the icing bowl. And it is pretty healthy to boot! Seriously.
This easy garden to table recipe combines fresh roasted carrots, onions and ginger to make a soup that will quickly become a family favourite.
Enjoy this healthy garden to table zucchini meatloaf with apricot glaze. It is full blown comfort food and has become a favourite in our home.
Harvest your snow peas, garlic & bean sprouts directly from your garden, give them a clean, and enjoy this quick and easy, 6 ingredient, stir fry recipe direct to your table.
If you've noticed an increased interest in heirloom / heritage plant varieties, you aren't alone ~ here at Gemmell's Garden Centre we are also pretty big fans. Join us as we chat about why we love our heirloom tomatoes and share a few of our favourites.
The best practices for growing and caring for your tomato plant. With a little love and attention you can keep your tomatoes healthy and thriving and will be enjoying fresh tomatoes from your garden in no time.
There is nothing quite like the taste of a fresh tomato from the garden. With over 15,000 varieties of tomatoes being cultivated worldwide, we are here to help you decide which variety of tomato is best for your needs.