Category Archives: Garden Plan

Greenhouse Construction, Part Deux

My new greenhouse project proceeds at a snail’s pace, just as I expected it would. My husband assures me that once the foundation is in it will move much more quickly, right now I’m practising patience, a virtue that I’m … Continue reading

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New Greenhouse Project

For the past 8 or 10 years I’ve experienced the joy of greenhouse gardening, thanks to an old neighbour.  Well, he wasn’t that old, but he sold his house and moved away so that makes him an old neighbour.  In … Continue reading

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I’m So Excited…

See on Scoop.it – Common Sense Gardening B.C. Greenhouse Builders offers the largest selection of greenhouses and is the leading manufacturer of quality built hobby greenhouse kits and custom greenhouses. Janis Cormier‘s insight: So excited to be on the verge … Continue reading

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Inspiration in My Mailbox

I almost skipped back across the road after gathering my mail today… because it arrived; the 2013 edition of West Coast Seeds Gardening Guide!  This valuable (and satisfyingly substantial this year) tome serves as their seed catalogue, but it is … Continue reading

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My New Garden – Four Years On

Earlier this year I promised to show you how much progression I’ve seen in my garden since I started planting in this brand new yard.  It was November of 2008 when we moved in to this new house and I’ve … Continue reading

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Sod Removal 101 – Garden Evolution

This spring brings the fourth growing season in my new garden,  I guess it’s not so new anymore!  The garden is really beginning to settle in and look the way I pictured, for the most part.  The next step in … Continue reading

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Crop Rotation – It’s Only Common Sense!

Crop rotation is a fancy phrase for a simple concept, but many gardeners just don’t get it.  It’s not rocket surgery, just shift your veggie garden around each year so that you avoid growing the same things in the same … Continue reading

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Vegetable Garden Plans for 2012

Here we go again; it’s time to make our vegetable garden plans for 2012.  Here’s hoping for a fantastic growing season that begins early and stretches far into the autumn.  Something along the lines of 2009, now that was a … Continue reading

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A Cold Spring…

With temperatures on the west coast lower than average, Spring is progressing at a slow pace.  While we usually experience extended Spring and Fall seasons here on the coast, this year it seems like Winter just won’t let go! The … Continue reading

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Vegetable Garden Plans for 2011

What shall I grow this year?  Even better, what new things should I try this year?  I always make a point of experimenting with new plants, or at least new varieties of plants I like. For my vegetable garden I … Continue reading

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