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Time to prepare your garden!

By Constadina Zarokostas-Vasiliades

A number of people ask me how and when to prepare their garden, usually when it’s too late to start their garden. Although it’s February and the snow piles outside may not be very inspiring, this truly is the best time to start thinking about preparing your garden. This little article is here to help your prep, or at least get you thinking about your ideal garden. Produce has skyrocketed in price this past year, so starting a small vegetable garden that you can later expand may be something you might want to consider.

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Grow Oregano and Thyme for Health and Environment


Oregano and Thyme are two of my favourite herbs of all time. For me they are basic, and a staple in the Greek diet. They are anti-bacterial, anti-viral, immune boosting, and provide wonderful flavor to so many different types of foods. Plus, they are bee magnets.

In Greece thyme and oregano grow everywhere. Particularly in mountainous areas – which are the best places to gather them. However, there is one small environmental factor that many people forget about these herbs.  Their flowers provide food and nourishment for the bees of Greece and anywhere else these herbs grow. The wonderful outcome of bees being fed and nourished by thyme and oregano in Greece is the creation of some of the best tasting honey you will ever eat in your lifetime!

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Gardening Improves Health and Happiness

If you weren’t hit by unexpected snow storms in the past month, it is time to prep your soil for planting seeds for vegetables that will keep you healthy through the summer and fall. Don’t think of it as a spring-time chore, but as the doorway to get you outdoors for health and happiness! The health benefits of gardening not only come from the end result, but also the labour of creating a garden.

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