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!


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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Best Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Icing | Garden to Table | Carrot Recipes Mini Series

Best Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Icing | Garden to Table | Carrot Recipes Mini Series

Posted Jun 21st, 2017 in For the Love of Food

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.

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Roasted Carrot & Ginger Soup with Sour Cream | Easy Garden to Table Recipe

Roasted Carrot & Ginger Soup with Sour Cream | Easy Garden to Table Recipe

Posted Jun 7th, 2017 in For the Love of Food

This easy garden to table recipe combines fresh roasted carrots, onions and ginger to make a soup that will quickly become a family favourite.

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Zucchini Meatloaf with Apricot Glaze | Garden to Table Recipe

Zucchini Meatloaf with Apricot Glaze | Garden to Table Recipe

Posted May 24th, 2017 in For the Love of Food

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.

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10-Minute Sesame Snow Peas Stir Fry | Garden to Table Recipe

10-Minute Sesame Snow Peas Stir Fry | Garden to Table Recipe

Posted May 8th, 2017 in For the Love of Food

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.

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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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Tomatoes 101 Series | Part 4 | Heirloom Varieties, What's All the Hype About?

Tomatoes 101 Series | Part 4 | Heirloom Varieties, What's All the Hype About?

Posted Feb 8th, 2017 in For the Love of Food, The Basics, Spring Gardening, Tomatoes 101

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.

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Tomatoes 101 Series | Part 3 | Growing and Caring for Your Tomato Plant

Tomatoes 101 Series | Part 3 | Growing and Caring for Your Tomato Plant

Posted Feb 1st, 2017 in For the Love of Food, The Basics, Spring Gardening, Tomatoes 101

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.

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Tomatoes 101 Series | Part 2 | Breaking Down the Best Tomato Varieties for Your Needs

Tomatoes 101 Series | Part 2 | Breaking Down the Best Tomato Varieties for Your Needs

Posted Jan 25th, 2017 in For the Love of Food, The Basics, Spring Gardening, Tomatoes 101

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.

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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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