Garden Accessories

Tunnel Cloches keep you growing in cold weather.

Tunnel Cloches keep you growing in cold weather.

Custom designed and installed to suit your needs.

Custom designed and installed to suit your needs.

You can start planting as early as March.

You can start planting as early as March.

Eat radishes from your garden as early as May.

Eat radishes from your garden as early as May.

Our trellises are constructed with found wood from local forests.

Our trellises are constructed with found wood from local forests.

Our trellises are constructed with found wood from local forests.

Our trellises are constructed with found wood from local forests.

These trellises are sturdy enough to support lots of butternut squash!

These trellises are sturdy enough to support lots of butternut squash!

One happy client!

One happy client!

Custom Built Trellis

Train your veggies to grow up on a trellis. Allowing your vines like squash and cucumbers to climb means less fruit rots on the ground. It makes for easier harvesting and it's a great space saving technique. We use locally harvested Poplar saplings, taken from fields that are soon to be ploughed under to make room for a subdivision. Poplar saplings makes a great trellis wood because the small trunks are nice and straight.

Starting at $80 per person hour plus materials

Season Extension

Who says you can only garden from May to September? With the BUFCO hoop tunnels we'll get you started as early as March and be harvesting well into winter. Our hoop tunnels are made from custom designed bamboo hoops and can be used season after season. Plus they easily convert to a handy critter barrier in the summer months.

Starting at $49

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Assembled Critter Barrier Kit.

Critter Barriers

A series of our custom-made bamboo hoops are used to support a length of bird netting that goes overtop the hoops. Secure the netting onto a series of screws that are placed on the outside of the bed, and squirrels, cats and the like can’t get in to mess with your garden

Starting at $60

DIY Kits

Hoop Tunnel Kit 4 (single) or 8 (double) bamboo hoops
plastic sheet for season extension
bird netting for critter barrier
all necessary hardware
full installation instructions.

Single (2'x8') $49.00

Double (4'x8') $89.00

Critter Barrier Kit 8 bamboo hoops
8 garden staples
1 sheet bird netting for 4'x8' bed
full installation instructions
$60.00
Floating Row Cover Kit: 8 garden staples
5'x10' floating row cover
$20.00
Garlic Kit (fall only): 3 bulbs of seed garlic (Music variety)
2L bag of Gro-4 Organics worm castings
straw mulch
bird netting
6 garden staples
garlic planting instructions
$35.00

 

Or choose custom installation, $80 per person hour plus materials.

Stakes and Supports

Bamboo Hoops $5 each
Tomato Spirals $8 each
Bamboo stakes $10 each large
$5 each small


Our custom made bamboo hoops were designed specifically with vegetable gardening in mind. These extra-large hoops are perfect for holding up shade cloth, creating support for climbing and top-heavy plants. Hoops are included as part of our Critter Barrier Kits and Season Extension Kits, but are not included with our Row Cover Kits.

Soil Amendments

Vermicompost

Vermicompost or worm castings…or worm poop - will add an intense nutritional boost to the soil for your plants. It’s an excellent way to start your garden and is very useful when succession planting (putting in new plants when current plants have been harvested). We carry two types of worm castings:

Jocelyn's Soil Booster
Jocelyn's Soil Booster 

Gro4 Organics
Gro4 Organics
Does not add much volume to garden beds, good if your pots or beds are full Adds volume to your garden beds, can be used early season to top up beds
Is a nutritional super-boost Is a significant nutritional boost
Due to smaller volumes, is not a significant water retention element Due to larger volume applied, will help more with water retention
We apply this three or four times throughout the growing season, especially when transplanting seedlings/sowing seed We use this when establishing a new garden bed, or early season when opening up the garden in the spring

 

  • Jocelyn’s Soil Booster (“JSB”) from WasteNot Farms is produced by Jocelyn Molyneux and her millions of Red Wriggler worms. Red Wrigglers are thought to be the most effective worms at creating worm castings with the highest nutritional content. We recommend at least two bags per 4’ x 8’ garden area. $20 per two-litre bag.
  • Gro4 Organics vermicompost is made from earthworms that are produced for the fishing industry. Although not quite as nutritionally rich as Jocelyn’s Soil Booster, the Gro4 castings still have excellent nutritional content, is a little more economical, especially when considering price/volume. It is applied in larger amounts, which helps to build volume and structure in your garden. We recommend two bags per 4’ x 8’ garden bed. $25 per twenty-litre bag.

Better World Plant Food

betterworld

We also carry Better World, a certified organic soil amendment and plant food made from dried beetle castings (so…beetle poop!) It’s $21 for a half-litre, or $30 for a one litre package. It’s a dry powder and has a very long shelf life so any left over can be used next season. It’s used in very small amounts, directly into the soil, and/or steeped as a tea to water with or spray the leaves with. Excellent for more and bigger flowers, accelerating growth rate, and for boosting plant immunity. Because it is a powder, Better World does not add volume to the garden, a great feature for over-flowing pots, garden beds, and raised beds.

Organic Straw Mulch (Fall only)

straw bale

Straw is used in edible gardens in a multitude of applications, most commonly as a mulch. Straw mulch helps to retain moisture in the soil, assists in the suppression of weeds, helps to protect the soil surface from the impact of rain, nourishes the soil as it breaks down and decomposes, and reduces soil erosion. When it’s time to plant garlic (mid to end of October), straw mulch is an essential ingredient that accomplishes all of the above. Plus it makes it more difficult for critters to dig up your newly planted cloves.

Soil Amendments Price List

Jocelyn's Soil Booster
(worm manure):
$20 per 2L bag
Gro4 Organics Worm Castings: $25 per 20L bag
Better World Plant Food: $30 per 1L bag
$21 per 500mL bag
Organic Potting Mix: $20 per 20L bag
$10 per 10L bag
Organic Straw Mulch: $20 per bale (enough for 3 4'x8' beds)

 

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