Category Archives: Herbs

Assessing and Pruning Winterkill in Lavender

Since lavender is greening up across most of Ontario, now is a good time to assess lavender plants and determine the extent of winterkill. Depending on the severity of the damage, further action may be required in some cases such … Continue reading

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Snow and Freeze Impacts on Ginseng and Lavender

Snow and cold temperatures are in the forecast for much of Southern Ontario Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Both ginseng and lavender growers have the option to employ row covers to protect tender plants in the spring. Here are things to … Continue reading

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Is It Time to Take Off Row Covers in Lavender?

One of the big questions lavender growers face annually is when to take their row covers off. Row covers have proven effective at protecting sensitive cultivars over the winter, but it can be difficult to know when to put them … Continue reading

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Have You Heard the What’s Growing ON Podcast?

In the latest episode of What’s Growing ON podcast, Sean Westerveld talks about the benefits and challenges of growing lavender in Ontario and the importance of agri-tourism for the industry. Listen to it on onfruit.ca/podcast/ or wherever you get your … Continue reading

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Permit to Take Water Workshops

Please see below details on two upcoming webinars on how to apply for a Permit to Take Water. FEBRUARY 22, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1 pmPermit to Take Water – Electronic Application WorkshopSpeakers: Joshua Ng and Holly Buchanan, Ministry … Continue reading

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OFVC Educational Series: Live and Recorded Seminars

Recorded seminars are now available online The OFVC is hosting an educational series of recorded and live presentations that are available for viewing at ofvc.ca. Live sessions will be available during scheduled times and require advance registration. If you are unable to participate … Continue reading

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