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 […]
Mostly "organic" vegetable gardening including flowers, composting, vegetable varieties et al.
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 […]
Here are 6 benefits to vegetable gardening on a steep slope. It may be a challenge but it is not impossible and in fact has some huge benefits depending on which direction the garden is facing. The previous owners of our current home had a challenge to put in a vegetable garden at the bottom of […]
Tomatoes have been the one constant crop grown in our vegetable garden over the years. Even when we did not have a garden there were tomato plants in containers. This article is not a detailed “how to” but more of a why you should try to grow tomatoes. Also included are some hints on what […]