Category Archives: organic

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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Hurry up and wait

Having this lovely, empty greenhouse in my backyard has been a mixed blessing these last couple of weeks.  We’ve been plagued by electrical problems and I still haven’t been able to get it wired properly.  A lesson in delayed gratification … Continue reading

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My Very Own Happy Place

My husband is known for his all-or-nothing, go-hard-or-go-home approach to, well, pretty much everything.  When he set his mind putting up a greenhouse, only the best would do.  And we found it at BC Greenhouses. Preparing for a good quality … Continue reading

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Strong like Popeye

I recently realized that nothing makes me feel older than saying something I soon discover is completely culturally irrelevant to my children!  Thankfully this ineffective, Popeye-themed motivation isn’t much required with my kids-they help themselves to spinach right in the … Continue reading

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Who says romance is dead?!

The world’s best husband has made me a raised garden bed!  It doesn’t get any better than that, baby! So after recovering from a hard winter (by West Coast standards anyway!) we have had a cool spring.  The word on the … Continue reading

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