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Why 2017 is a Poor Fruit Year

Lee Sanmiya says it’s the worst year for fruit trees here she can remember and credits the cold wet spring that stretched into June for the absence of apples, plums and cherries this fall. “So if the weather’s really cold and rainy then insects can’t get out to pollinate during that critical time of bloom which [Continue]

WINTER VEGETABLE SEEDLING SALES START JULY 19 AT THE BEBAN LEARNING GARDENS

BC Garden Guru, Linda Gilkeson writes this week: For successful winter harvests, plants have to have enough hours of daylight in the growing season to reach a good size because they can’t grow in the winter cold. When the sun is high in the sky at this time of year most gardens have enough daylength [Continue]

June at Beban Learning Gardens

Here we are in June and finally enjoying some more summerlike weather.  Our spring plant sale season is over now and we would like to thank all the keen gardeners who came to buy our starter plants, chat, and browse around our new site inside and out. Plants in boxes outside are doing fairly well [Continue]

Nanaimo gardens society unveils new gardens, greenhouse at Beban Park – Nanaimo News Bulletin

Beban Learning Gardens Grand Opening on Saturday, April 29, 2017 was a huge success despite the cool wet weather.   Nanaimo gardens society unveils new gardens, greenhouse at Beban Park – Nanaimo News Bulletin   Read the full story at Nanaimo News Bulletin, and hear a video interview with Pat Wells, society volunteer and a [Continue]