How is your Spring vegetable garden growing with the record rainfalls and cold weather this year? In the Lower Mainland, B.C. in April and May there has been much rain, a little sunshine with thunderstorms and hailstorms, often all in one day! The record rainfalls in British Columbia combined with the spring snow melt resulted in […]
Mostly "organic" vegetable gardening including flowers, composting, vegetable varieties et al.
Spring is almost here and after a snowy, icy winter it’s time to welcome the sunshine and each new morning as the days grow longer. For those of us who love to garden this is a busy, happy time with lots of planning and much to do. This article will hopefully encourage you to start […]
Amazing fruit and vegetables are available right now in the Lower Mainland of B.C. In our garden this past weekend I picked 15 – 20 pounds of ripe tomatoes which have since been canned. How does your vegetable garden grow? If you are not a home gardener hopefully you are taking advantage of our local farmers markets […]
For the past few months, I have been recycling coffee grounds from our favourite local cafe. The grounds have been used in the gardens as a light mulch, a top-dressing (hoe in) and in the compost. Tomato, my favourite vegetable to grow, really benefits when mulched with coffee grounds. Here are some ideas on using coffee […]
I love vegetable gardening and if you are a long time reader of Caramel & Parsley you will have worked that out already. Much as I love all kinds of flowers, the time I spend in the vegetable patch is a lifelong pleasure. Here are 3 of my favourite gardening articles published recently – the first […]