Preparing The Grounds

With Excavator Kurt back at work, we needed to do some clean-up and remove some more of our temporary garden pieces. In order to be able to dig in the new wall terraces, we needed to remove all of the tomato towers that we had built and dug into the hillside. Those sturdy towers have…

Building Beds For Dreams – Remake

When we first started this blog of all of our landscaping adventures back in 2016, one of my first posts was labeled “Building Beds For Dreams” and it was about our first growing space that we created. They were two beautiful raised beds that have been supplying us with delicious food for the last 6…

Spring Dreaming

True to weather patterns in our area, we had a tease of mild weather in January followed by cold, snowy weather in February with a very cold snap that froze us for a few weeks. We always know it is coming, and yet it always still comes as a surprise after convincing myself that this…

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Some of our plants did really well, resulting in a large harvest or more consistent produce over the summer. Our potato growing skills continue to improve. We managed to get a big haul of potatoes again this year with average sizes being larger and more consistent than previous years. Our straw to soil ratio seems…

Versus!

Alright, welcome to our first annual versus post. This year it is 2019 versus 2020. With a similar garden setup, only a few changes to the plants being grown and a few odd weather patterns thrown in, it was a close comparison. With a little more variety and a long fall growing period, 2020 came…

October Comparisons

We aren’t quite finished October, but the weather has turned and for the first time in as long as I can remember, we have had a heavy snowfall that has stuck around. Looking back at October 2019, we harvested very little. I went back and read a few of my posts and it looks like…

Stacks and Stacks

As a summer of so many projects comes to an end, we had just one more to complete. Or at least that is what I keep telling K. I swore that his parents fence was going to be the last big project, and I stand by my assertion. Technically that was our last big project….

Shag Be Gone

We had a very rainy start to the year. Based on Environment Canada, last year had a lot more precipitation, but we had warmer weather overall, so it feels like this year has been worse. June was one of the wettest and coldest we have had on record. All this moisture has been fantastic for…

July Comparisons

Another month, another set of comparisons. It was a very wet July for us. Considering our region is considered semi-arid desert and I have mushrooms growing and slugs hanging out, I would safely say it was a wet month. It was interesting to see what did grow despite the lack of blazing sun and 35+…

What’s Up Doc?

Bright orange, crunchy and delicious…we love carrots. Especially the dogs, so much so that we had to build a cage around them this year because Basil just assumes that we planted a patch of treats for her to eat at her leisure. This will be the last year for our raised beds. They were only…