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Nigel's Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
Pick up your ticket at Campbell River Garden Centre. Nigel’s Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop Come learn how to prune and care for your fruit trees.When:...
West Coast Seeds are Here!
Drop by the store to pick up your West Coast Seeds. In stock now.
February Store Hours
Welcome to a brand new year in the garden!February Store HoursMonday to Saturdays 10am-5pm Closed Sundays*please note we may close for snow


Oven Roasted Tomato Recipe

My co-worker, Janis, got me going on this oven roasted tomato recipe and I just love making this for dinner to serve over pasta or as a side dish. 

Note:- When I make it as a side dish I like to use cherry or grape tomatoes and I leave them whole.

7-8 large tomatoes cut in half along the equator (lengthwise for roma types) or as many fit in your pan. Green belly-buttons removed ¼ cup olive oil 3-4 cloves garlic Salt and pepper Optional:- you can also add cut up onions and peppers, sweet or spicy, for a twist.


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My New Greenhouse


Last year for Mother's Day Nigel promised to build me my very own eight by twelve foot greenhouse.  I have often lamented the loss of the little potting shed I left behind when we moved up to the Garden Centre, 17 years ago.   It's a funny thing; I have two fairly large greenhouses at the Garden Centre, right? But it's not the same as a wee place of your own, where you can go and poke about.  A personal greenhouse is an amazing place. 

So early this Spring my greenhouse was ready to go.  If there was ever a year when you wanted a greenhouse, this cool (the coldest in 50 years) Spring was the year to get it!  I'm so happy.  I told Nigel that he is good on Mother's Day gifts for many years.   We have already eaten 20 or more salads with greens from my greenhouse and the taste of home-grown greens is incomparable.  It's easy to forget how good home-grown tastes.  Soon it will be time to re-seed for later harvests but that I will do in the veggie patch now that we are into June.

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