About


Hi there! My name’s Dave. I’ve been gardening since I was kid, and I’ve been blogging about my gardening experiences since 2007. I’ve lived most of my life in central Alberta – and currently live in a small town east of Red Deer. My gardening passions include growing fruits & veggies (the more unusual the better), building and growing in greenhouses, and mulch!

You can contact me here.

Be Sociable, Share!

9 Responses to About

  1. Kate Murphy says:

    Where can I buy a plastic/wood grid for square foot gardening in Calgary or in Canada. I have heard that Briteland garden centre in Vernon BC has some supplies for SFG but do you know of any other source. Thank you Kate, Calgary

    • Dave says:

      Kate: I don’t know of anywhere to buy a pre-made SFG grid – I always just make my own. You can use word, metal, plastic – even string! Its just a visual divider.

  2. Patty says:

    There is frost forecast for late Friday night……what should I do about perennials that are up and bedding plats newly planted. I live on pigeon lake.

    • Dave says:

      Patty: If you can cover them somehow, they should be fine. Maybe with tarps, blankets, buckets…. whatever else you have around.

  3. Cassie says:

    hi there, I was needing some tips of what kind of flowers/plants that I could plant on the north facing side of my house. There is very little sunlight and just would love something that would look pretty and fill my flower beds! Thanks

  4. Gwen Dorchak says:

    Good morning Dave: I was just about to plant out some haskap plants and thought to get a little more growing information before I did – and I discovered your “Alberta Home Gardener” site – it is great! We “grow” in southern Alberta – Enchant. You are now on my list of favorites – Thank you, Gwen

  5. Kathy Brown says:

    Hi Dave! I planted a few Haskap bushes over the last three years. They are growing, healthy and had lots of flowers this spring, but only a few berries. Is there something I need to be doing to increase yield? I live about an hour north of you.
    Thanks! I’m really enjoying your blogs.

    • Dave says:

      Kathy: Which varieties have you planted? You will need at least two varieties to pollinate well. That would be my first guess. Second guess is that the plants just need a little more time to get established. You should see more berries each year until about year 7.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>