Growing your favourite vegetables in your home garden seems simple enough, yet every year I always plant too many zucchini which ends up growing like crazy, taking up space and giving away the gourds. Over the past couple of years I have simplified my choices for ease of gardening, and planting only what we use […]
Mostly "organic" vegetable gardening including flowers, composting, vegetable varieties et al.
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 […]
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 […]