I noticed the grass I planted in the big blue head out back has established itself and is growing fast.
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The Veggie Garden
We can grow tomatoes and chilies at our place as a result of increased sun due to building next door a few years ago. I’ve made the little strip of land between our walk and the neighbour’s place our little farm, with several veggies, all… Read More
Yesterday, I planted garlic for harvest next July. I planted garlic cloves in various spots in the garden. Two or three here. Three or four over there. Each autumn the temperature drops enough to remind me it’s time to get things around the yard ready… Read More
Our garden has been so generous this year. Unlike in much of the country, we’ve had plenty of regular rainfall in Southern Ontario this season and I think that has helped a lot. Each morning I go out and pick what is ripe. At this… Read More
That time of year….
An exciting time in the garden
There is so much activity in the garden right now. Tomatoes and hot chiles are in and some of the earlier veggies are growing fast. Peonies are just starting to bloom in our yard and so are the poppies. The giant hostas I split off… Read More
Free Garlic Mustard – pick your own!
This horrible invasive weed delicious herb was brought over from Europe sometime in the 1800s. Thank you Europe! Now it can be yours. Pick all you like from our back garden. Get yours before it’s all gone. In other news, it looks like my backyard… Read More
My seed order arrived from the good folks at Stokes yesterday, a few green veggies which I grow in big containers in the sunny strip beside our front walkway. Among them is a veggie I love but have never grown. It’s known as Chinese broccoli… Read More
Cooking from the garden
For years growing veggies at our home had been limited by lots of shade. I could grow spinach and lettuce and onions and some herbs and a few other things but forget about tomatoes or chilies or chard. That changed when Nick’s bungalow next door… Read More
Right now we have a lot of tomatoes from our. We’ve been eating plenty, and giving away quite a few too. This morning, I decided to dry a batch. This is actually the second batch I’ve dried this season. I took the first ones with… Read More