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Drying Tomatoes

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

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Saskatoons!

Do you call them Saskatoons or Serviceberries? Either way they’re delicious. We have a bush in the front garden and today was my first berry-picking of the season. Judging from the number of berries on the bush, I’d say I’ll get at about 2 weeks… Read More

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Garden Salad Season

Although we experienced quite a cold early spring, and my gardening activities were considerably limited by an acutely torn quadriceps tendon, I did manage to get some early veggies into containers out front. This morning, I picked a leaf here, a leaf there from some… Read More

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Spring Garden

We’ve had more than our share of unseasonably cool weather over the past couple weeks. This morning, though, is beautiful. I was hobbling around the garden this morning and took a few pictures.

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Garlic

This year we had a very successful garlic crop – in our front yard. Last summer, I visited my friend East Texas Red near Perth Ontario, where we went to the Perth Garlic Festival. There I bought a few different varieties for planting. I talked… Read More

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The June Garden

We’ve been working on the garden quite a bit, in preparation for the June 22 Long Branch Garden Tour. I enjoy the fact that gardens are never finished. They change with the season and they change from season to season. Here’s a few photos of… Read More

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Veggies in containers

We used to have raised veggie gardens out back. That was fine for lettuce and onions and peas and a few other things, but it just doesn’t get enough sun for a lot of veggies. When the house to the south of us was rebuilt,… Read More

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Korean Pine

Here at 27th Street, we have quite a few trees, most of which were planted at some point far and away before we arrived on the scene. The notable exceptions are our Shishigashira Japanese Maple up front and the “Cherokee Brave” flowering dogwood we planted… Read More