Category Archives: organic farming

A False Utopia

Now I do understand the complexity and necessity of the garden ecosystem.  I do.  But if I am being completely honest, a part of me was a little excited about the greenhouse possibly affording a somewhat more sanitized gardening experience. … Continue reading

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A Practical Elegance

Some of you will remember my aesthetically unpleasing yet wonderfully utilitarian apparatus from Lee Valley.  It was pressed into service again this year; for more information please click here. Here we have the crowd pleasing sugar snap peas alongside some … Continue reading

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A Decent Start

With the beautiful spring weather lately many people have been asking about just when they can get started in their gardens-I managed to find some time this weekend and couldn’t resist getting my hands dirty. This year I’ve planted: Brussel … Continue reading

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The Advantage of Selective Memory

I had forgotten what back-breaking work it is to plant seeds-especially the tiny lettuce seeds that haven’t been pelleted (covered in clay).  They’re hard to pick up and hold in your fingertips-mine seem to disappear under my nails every time! … Continue reading

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