Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Japanese Beetle

This notice came by email today from Gary Lewis, nursery owner in the lower mainland

Monday, July 31, 2017

Purple Hydrangeas

The blog recently received a very nice letter from Kathy, a gardener on Quadra Island. She has become interested in the purple mop head hydrangeas she sees in her area. Her question: Is the rich purple colour with large heads a particular variety?

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Vegetable Root Diseases from a talk by Linda Gilkeson

Vegetable Root Diseases:  Getting to the Root of the Problem
Presentation by Linda Gilkeson at
Vancouver Master Gardeners Spring Affair March 12, 2017
Notes by Shirley Cole and Sharon Shultz


  • Hard to diagnose e.g. Garlic root diseases

Friday, July 7, 2017

West Coast Seeds Fall and Winter Planting Chart



If you picked up the West Coast Seeds Fall & Winter Harvest Planting Chart at our last meeting, you may have noticed it is for South Central BC rather than the coast. The correct chart can be found on the West Coast Seeds website. Note that this was only a problem for the one page chart, not the Planting Guide booklet.


Have a look at this web page on the West Coast Seeds site. You can also download the spring/summer veggies, flowers, herbs, and cover crops charts.