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 […]
Mostly "organic" vegetable gardening including flowers, composting, vegetable varieties et al.
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 […]
Moles are difficult to control. After vegetable gardening for many years this is my first experience with these pesky little critters. I am learning that moles are a challenge and the one word people use mostly with controlling them is eradicate. Trying to co-exist with moles can be challenging as they can make a grand mess […]