Often when driving through the city streets of Vancouver, we would see sprawling fig trees laden with ripening fruit and decided to grow a few trees ourselves in containers. This is one of our favourite fruits and best when freshly picked off the tree. Figs (or Common Ficus Carica) are so good for you and there is […]
Mostly "organic" vegetable gardening including flowers, composting, vegetable varieties et al.
Well, its not really a Great Debate! Like most people, gardeners have likes, dislikes and preferences for fruit and vegetables they like to grow and eat. I have grown Russet, Yukon Gold, Red Norlands and Kennebec potatoes in the past. Potatoes are not a very wise vegetable to grow if you have limited space such […]
When it comes to food the word organic is bandied about and means a hundred different things to a hundred different people. Oftentimes interpretation depends on which country you are living in. When we go shopping at the local grocery store or farmers market and see a food product labelled “organic” what does this mean. […]
It’s that time of year when we are reminded that depending on where we live, we share our space with many wild animals especially if living in smaller provincial British Columbia cities. While staying in the Kootenays during spring it was quite usual to be walking or driving and see wild animals, especially deer, throughout […]
Gardening is more an addiction than a hobby and there is a financial cost to gardening but here are some great tips I have used (and still use) over the years to save money . . . . Definition of Frugal (ality) : “Practising or marked by economy as in the expenditure of money or […]