Our Green Zebra tomatoes are starting to ripen. These tomatoes are both astonishingly delicious and freakishly green.
I wish our first ripe tomato of the year was one of the beautiful large specimens growing on some of our 5 plants. In fact the great tomato harvest of 2017 has begun modestly. I’m not complaining. After years of being convinced we couldn’t grow… Read More
I’ve tried to grow tomatoes in our backyard in the past but there simply hasn’t been enough sun getting through all the mature trees back there. This year I decided to try to grow them in containers in the front yard. There are still some… Read More
That’s what my father used to say whenever we’d have a rainy stretch. Never mind he never grew rhubarb. He grew just about everything else though, and he had a green thumb. My love for gardens and gardening came from him for sure. He’d start… Read More
As I’ve mentioned here before, our back yard simply doesn’t get enough sun for successful tomatoes. The front, however, looks more promising. This year, I have 5 plants growing in containers there, thanks to our friend Jennifer (The Fabulous Garden), who kindly gave me the… Read More
Over the years gardening on 27th Street, our ideas about how to approach a garden have changed somewhat. It’s no longer just about a flower bed and some plants. What is the shape of the garden – and the shape of the space around it?… Read More
Our back yard is surrounded by mature spruce, a huge silver maple and a big old apple tree. It’s an unlikely place for a veggie garden. Ignoring the odds, we have two raised beds with veggies. Peppers and tomatoes are out of the question in… Read More
These ones in our front garden burst into bloom this morning.
Tuffy P posting today. I took a drive out to Oshawa this afternoon to take in the Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens and the 13th Annual Oshawa Peony Festival. Indoors, the judges tables fill half a hockey rink with seemingly every variety of peony. Outdoors, the… Read More