Tag Archives: vegetable garden

I’m Baaaack!

Well hello there, how are you doing?  I know, it’s been awhile, but I’ve been busy!  I did give out a few hints about that, so I hope you weren’t too surprised.  Finally my hectic schedule has subsided and I’m … 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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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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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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Update on Tomatoes and Red Plastic Mulch

Earlier this year I launched a highly unscientific experiment to assess whether red plastic mulch would be beneficial to my tomato plants. You can read about it in my post about tomatoes and red plastic mulch. The claim (by purveyors … Continue reading

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