there is nothing more low-tech than gardening. You can go out and buy futuristic-looking spades, chemically engineered soil and a sprinkler that looks like the international space station, but you can also just stick some seeds in the ground and hope for the best.
People love to talk about gardening, especially what they're going to do with their buds and their beds. It's no surprise, then, that the Internet has become garden central.
There are thousands of online gardening forums where plant freaks discuss green things from every possible angle.
And for the less fanatic person who simply wants to grow some lettuce on the back porch, there are also hundreds of sites that can help you keep those vegetables from turning into a blackened, gooey blob.
Happy planting, and don't take your laptop into the field.
The self-proclaimed Internet Gardening Community, complete with handy tips, forums, a botanical glossary and a mystery plant contest. There is also, of course, an online store.
The official site of the magazine of the same name offers more subscription offers than info, but it is Canadian and it does link to other useful Canadian gardening sites.
A hip T.O.-based site that bills itself as the indie rock edge in the "gardening is the new rock and roll" wave. A cool balance of fun stuff and real information, and proof that serious gardening isn't just a dull, dirty thing done by people over 40.
The home of pesticide-free planting, which includes links to the mag of the same name as well as weekly tips, an almanac and links to dozens of other organic sites.
Just because you live in an apartment with no backyard doesn't mean you can't garden. This site shows you how you can make the most of your deck, porch or windowsill to grow plants or vegetables.
After you harvest your crop, you'll want to eat it. Here's where to go for ideas on how to cook everything from okra and corn to parsnips and yams.
The Composting Council of Canada. Cut back on your trash and create your own fertilizer at the same time.