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From the ground up - Whistler community greenhouses are growing bigger expectations



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Spring may seem like eons away, but with folks already starting to line up, you won’t want to delay in securing your own easy-growing garden plot in the community greenhouses.

For a modest fee of $55, which includes your Whistler Community Services membership, you can rent your own 20-square-foot box plus two free-standing pots for the season.

The price includes all the organic seed you could possibly use (you can order more if you change your mind or run out as the season grows on). The selection is huge, from five kinds of beets to herbs, beans, cukes, chard and a plethora of tomatoes as well as edible flowers.

Jim is constantly testing varieties to see what performs best and picking up new varieties — they had 18 different organic veggies growing in the greenhouses this year. Jim also gives you a boost by doing things like starting tomatoes early in hot frames to give you a head start. And of course, the soil, nutrients and automatic watering are also included so you just have to do the fun parts — tending your tender creations and then eating the fruits of your labour.

Call Whistler Community Services at 604-932-0113 to reserve your garden plot for next year.


Glenda Bartosh is an award-winning freelance writer who believes we reap what we sow.

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