To minimize or even prevent the damage Japanese Beetle can do in your Niagara garden, try planting plants that deter them, or that they don't feed on.
Vegetables, Herbs & Other Edibles
There's nothing quite like fresh herbs and vegetables from your own garden. Visit us for Niagara's best selection... and lots of helpful tips.
Grow more. Eat better. Be healthier.
Any chef will tell you that there is nothing like cooking with fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs. And there's certainly nothing like eating fresh.
In Niagara we are lucky to have a relatively long growing season (compared to the rest of Canada!) with 170-190 frost free days. Historically, the last frost has been April 25th and the first frost on October 20th.
This means we can get started seeding early vegetables which can tolerate cooler temperatures, in early April.
April 1 - 15 • Vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, lettuce, early potatoes, spinach, peas and onions will actually benefit by getting started in the cooler weather.
April 15 - 30 • By the end of April you can seed beets, carrots, cauliflower, celery, late potatoes and early sweet corn.
May 1 - 15 • It's time for the snap beans, sweet corn and tomatoes.
May 15 - 30 • Lima beans, cucumber and zucchini, eggplant, peppers, pumpkins, squash and watermelon.
Vegetable Gardening Tips
Certain special flowers act as defenders of the garden, promoting growth when planted with vegetables and herbs. The following is a collection of the top flowers you can use in your Niagara garden as companions for your other plants!
Did You Know?
Resist the temptation to start seeding indoors too early! The seeds will turn into plants very quickly, which will then need to be transplanted into bigger pots, and will need fertilizer and water. Your home will become a mini jungle in short order, complete with foggy windows and stretched out plants.
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