Category Archives: Vegetables

Sicilian Saucer Tomato

Every year I experiment with at least one new tomato variety.  In 2013 it was only one variety because I was in the midst of building my new greenhouse and pressed for space and time to garden! I chose the … Continue reading

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Growing Food in the Northwest Territories

See on – Common Sense Gardening Doug Whiteman is a subarctic potato farmer who battles permafrost year-round, lives about 140 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle, and over the past seven years has gone from coaxing 300 pounds to … 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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October Harvest

    Our spectacular summer continues, even though the calendar says it’s autumn.  The sun, lower now in the sky, continues to shine day in and day out and rainfall is a distant memory.  Well not really, we did have … Continue reading

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Tomato Ripening Tips

    Well here we go again!  Autumn is descending and my tomato plants are loaded with unripe fruit.  Every year a certain percentage of my crop goes to waste when the wet, cold weather comes and this year looks … Continue reading

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Growing Onions

  Growing onions must be easy, they’re certainly cheap enough at the supermarket, but I’m not very good at it!  My onions are usually small and often too watery to keep well, but not this year.  I’m not sure exactly … Continue reading

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The Coldest June On Record?

Halfway through what may be the coldest June on record, my garden has stalled.  Well, not everything; my cabbage, broccoli, radish and other cool weather crops are very happy and lush with all the liquid sunshine they’ve had. I’m pretty … Continue reading

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Chitting Potatoes

No, this isn’t a recipe post, nor is it a description of a painful-sounding bodily function!  Chitting potatoes simply means sprouting them prior to planting.  It’s a term best pronounced (I think) with a crisp British accent and is just … Continue reading

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Winter Vegetables…a Dog’s Breakfast (Lunch and Dinner)

This year I vowed to grow a nice crop of winter veg, something to supplement the peaked (and expensive) produce that I find at my local supermarkets during the cold months.  So  around the third week of August I sowed … Continue reading

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Oven Roasted Potatoes

I made these delicious roasted potatoes for supper tonight, the family loves them.  They’re certainly a favourite recipe of my kids and husband, and I like them too! I used my homegrown Satina potatoes, peeled and chopped into 2-3” chunks.  … Continue reading

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