Monthly Archives: May 2011

Mixed Feelings

I always struggle a bit this time a year; the garden looks so full and lush-it’s almost a shame to harvest it.  But that is the whole point, isn’t it?  Growing food that my family can eat…? Alright, pep talk … Continue reading

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

When I get excited about the summer and the garden that comes with it, the first thing that comes to mind are the tomatoes and basil.  I have to discipline myself to not make my move until the May long … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Despite April having been the third worst on record and May looking just as underwhelming thus far, most things in the garden are growing slowing but steadily. The Good: Remember when these potatoes were just starting to come up from … Continue reading

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Apparently you can have it all, and all at once!

Our abnormally brutal winter did a lot of damage here on the West Coast and thoroughly killed our two potted Fig trees.  But there’s always a silver lining; I then had the happy task of “needing” to fill two large … Continue reading

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Slug and Snail Warfare

I discovered a few years ago that nothing makes you feel like a prolific gardener like a perfectly formed, beautiful head of lettuce.  And nothing can obliterate all those feelings of goodwill like coming out the next day to find … Continue reading

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Substance Over Beauty

One of my family’s favourite dishes is roasted new potatoes (when I remember to take them out of the oven on time), but I’ve never attempted to grow my own potatoes before; the hilled rows take up a lot of … Continue reading

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