When Garfield’s father-in-law asked him to promise he’d keep the family garden green in Port Blandford, he picked the right man for the job. This video is full of very simple, but very effective tips for home gardening, including how to make a fertilizer that’s free, found on our own shores, and far better than anything store-bought.
Garfield even doles out some very apt gardening analogies on married life: vegetable patches are the same as a marriage as far as he's concerned, “If you take something from a marriage, or from your garden, you have to put something back into it.”
Anyone who gardens knows the havoc pests can wreak on the fruits and veggies of your labour. Garfield has a fix for that, and it’s as simple as a 50:50 mix of flour and baking soda. “The flour sticks the baking soda onto the vegetables and that stops insects from eating your leaves.”
As for the biggest menace of Newfoundland garden beds, the notorious slug, Garfield has another simple fix involving a build-it-yourself slug zapper made from rabbit wire and a D-Cell battery. This video is a treasure trove of tips for home gardeners in Newfoundland & Labrador.
Food First NL’s 8-part SCOFF video series celebrates, preserves, and shares a wealth of traditional food skills from seniors in Newfoundland & Labrador.