General Information on Growing Vegetables

For a list of exciting new vegetables for 2020 click here.

Growing a Greener World is a TV show on national Public Television that features organic gardening, green living and farm-to-table cooking. Each episode focuses on compelling and inspirational people making a positive impact on the planet through gardening and shares DIY information that we can all use at home.

GrowVeg – garden planner app

Linda A. Gilkeson is a regular instructor in the Master Gardener program in BC, gives workshops on pest management and organic gardening. For her website click here.

Thank you to Linda as she is also sharing her Year Round Harvest gardening course with everyone. These are pdf files of the PowerPoint slides that she shows in her two 10-month gardening courses and are normally only accessible by the people registered in the classes. The two courses are sponsored by the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific [ ] and the Salt Spring Garden Club [ ] and they have approved the release of these presentation to anyone who wants to see them. To view this file which will be available until December follow these directions:

Go to:

Use this password: honeycrisp

Click on SUBMIT (hitting ENTER doesn’t work)

Around the middle of each month from January to October she puts up a new module on a different topic appropriate to the season. So far, there are 3 files:

1. Garden Plans and Seed Starting

2. Soil, Nutrients and Amendments

3. Spring Garden

If you have questions about the material in these presentation, there is much more detail in her book Backyard Bounty. If you have access to a copy, please try to find your answers there first: she is becoming overwhelmed by emails. Her priority is to answer questions for people in this year’s gardening classes and from Master Gardeners in BC and she will try to answer others as she has time.

List of LVGC Members’ favourite vegetable cultivars.

Loutet Farm

No Dig Organic Gardening

Planet Natural Research Centre Planet Natural provides expert gardening advice and tips for growing healthy delicious food and beautiful, sustainable environments without harmful pesticides and chemical fertilizers.

Quickcrop a series of short informative videos on fruit and vegetable gardening.

Royal Horticultural Society Vegetable Gardening

UBC Vegetable Gardening

University of Washington Vegetable Gardening