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How to ripen and store your homegrown tomatoes

How to ripen and store your homegrown tomatoes

So, frost came a little early and your tomatoes are still green?! Don’t fret, you can give your tomatoes a little help to ripen off the vine! First, a bit of information about what affects ripening. Ideally, it’s best to ripen tomatoes on the vine.  The optimal...

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Homegrown Tomatoes – A Song by Guy Clark

Homegrown Tomatoes – A Song by Guy Clark

To celebrate growing tomatoes, here's our favourite tomato song written and performed by Guy Clark. To quote: "Only two things that money can't buy and that's true love and homegrown tomatoes."  Little Green Thumbs students might like listening to the song, or singing...

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Notice for Little Green Thumbs Teachers

Notice for Little Green Thumbs Teachers

Hi Little Green Thumbs teachers, Due to the recent class cancellations as a response to COVID-19, we want to provide some information regarding the care of your gardens and vermicomposting bins during extended absence, as well as information regarding available...

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Pen Pals 2019-2020

Pen Pals 2019-2020

We invite our Gr. 1 to Gr. 4 Little Green Thumbs classrooms to take part in Little Green Pen Pals, which engages students in cultural exchange, inquiry-based learning and literacy, as well as opportunities to build friendships across Canada!   What is Little...

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Seed Starting Made Easy!

Seed Starting Made Easy!

Connect Your Garden to AgricultureOnce you've decided what to grow, it's time to plant!  We love starting seeds in the classroom (and at home) using pellets - either made of compressed peat or coir. Though this method is not necessary, we find that it creates...

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