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 […]
Mostly "organic" vegetable gardening including flowers, composting, vegetable varieties et al.
Picking, and eating, fresh fruit from your home garden is a special treat. 2016 was an exceptional year for our Fraser Valley fruit with clean, disease-free apples, strawberries and figs. The hobby farm super blueberries, as always, were plentiful and tasty. The 2015 growing season was very dry but last year with the high spring rainfall the crop […]
Dry wood shavings are a good mulch to use for paths in the home vegetable garden and only need to be replaced, or added to every 2 to 3 years. This is a good way to recycle waste from the lumber industry. Aged sawdust mulch can be an effective barrier to insect pests … be sure […]
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 […]
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 […]