Kale is a major vegetable grown in my home garden along with tomatoes and garlic. Last year 16 plants (4 varieties) were left to winter-over with great success. Here are my main reasons for leaving them in our home garden in the Fall. Continuous Greens Kale is usually the last summer / fall vegetable in […]
Mostly "organic" vegetable gardening including flowers, composting, vegetable varieties et al.
We all love strawberries and now we know they are good for our health. Spring has arrived in the West Coast, BC and the strawberry plants are in full bloom, with picking time not far away. Here are a few ideas on how to grow, eat and enjoy one of our favourite, easiest and healthy fruits […]
Tasty organic fruit & vegetables in mid-September from a small home garden! After a wonderful time away I was not expecting to return to much of a crop as we have eaten vegetables from our garden since spring. But thanks to a sprinkling of rain and continuing sunshine, the garden was a wonderful surprise with plenty […]
My vegetable garden is a sanctuary, a joy, a pastime, a pleasure, my special place, and much more: A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world. He is producing something to eat … ~ Wendell Berry It is the height of summertime picking, canning […]
A greenhouse is a great way to extend the growing season and perhaps save the heartbreak of losing a crop of vegetables to frost, hail or other weather variables. The last few years we have had fabulous long, warm summers thanks to climate change and this past winter (2016 / 2017) we have had record […]