Tipping The Scales – 2022

With the 2022 growing season at an end, it is time to do an overall comparison to last year. There were some plants we didn’t grow this year and some new ones we added so it is good to do a full overview. We find we go back to previous years stats to determine a…

Work Smarter, Not Harder

We have learned a lot over the years of landscaping and maintaining this yard. Things that now seem like a no-brainer way of doing things, were figured out usually in the hardest way. Yes, some of these may seem like such a simple, logical things to do, but in talking to others, or watching at…

Homegrown

Gardening is something that I think a lot of people think will be easy to do. We did. And for the most part, it can be. But is can also be a ton of work, especially if you go crazy like us and make the majority of your yard into garden space. And it isn’t…

Invaders

We have a few invasive plants that I spoke about recently in a post when we did a large clean up of the yard. I figured I would get into it a bit and tell you all about them. Oddly enough only one of the below three are an actual unwelcome invader. The other two…

Trim, Hack, Scoop and Whip

Well, it is time once again to get the crazy weeds under control. This time it looks even more chaotic. We may have let some things get out of hand again, and the beds themselves have needed some love, though we have been keeping more on top of that since our plants depend on it….

So Close – Part 1 complete

We did it! We completed part 1 of our last wall. Of course the last one would be in 3 sections, but technically all one wall. So, as excited as we are about completing this large section, we do have 2 more sections of the wall to complete. Unfortunately, it will likely be in the…

Discontinued

We have blown through our rock pile very quickly once we got filling the new wall. I quickly called our go-to landscaping company to schedule another load to be delivered before the weekend and luck would have it that they could get us some on Friday. Perfect! We could do a section on Friday and…

Feed Me Seymour!

They are out of control! Voracious, sprouting, insatiable…weeds! I wished and wished for a mild summer, and I have gotten what I asked for. Though, I didn’t expect it to be so wet, but I guess a mild summer in a semi-arid desert is generally that way because of a wetter season. Along with a…

Pluviophile

Well, here we are, well into June, though you wouldn’t know it by the type of weather we are having. Here in the interior of BC, we are experiencing a rainy May and June. We have had below average temperatures and very few days without rain. Now, I am not complaining per se. My hope…

Seed Savings

A little double entendre here that will relate to the how our season this year began and how it is going to end. Let’s start at the beginning. This year, we decided to really jump into starting as many plants from seed as we could. We have always started some of our vegetables from seed,…