Monthly Archives: August 2011

Pragmatism over Fury

I knew that gardening in the middle of the temperate rain forest would have its challenges; especially given that we back on to a forest.  However, I underestimated the extent to which the local bears, raccoons, skunks, squirrels and crows … Continue reading

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Out of the Mouths of Babes

We were lucky enough to enjoy some of personal chef James A. Groot’s* superb fare last month at the Sustainable Food Expo.  My oldest, after going back for fourths (sorry James!) of some amazing beets and beet greens, looked at … Continue reading

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A Guilty Conscience

I got a nice surprise the other day; here my oldest is holding a little beauty that appeared after some generous, guilt-driven watering: I had noticed recently that my potatoes were looking really rough and just assumed that I had … Continue reading

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The Dark Horse

Hands down, my swiss chard was absolutely the easiest, most resilient and most productive plant in my garden so far this year.  Here we have the Rhubarb variety: And the more subtle, traditional version: What’s wonderful about swiss chard is … Continue reading

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