Mid-Summer Check-In

Time to do a garden check-in. Overall the garden is fantastic. Everything seems to be growing well, though we have had a few hiccups. So let’s do a quick rundown of where everything is. Our flowers are all doing great. The planters in the front yard have grown abundant, with some of the vines hitting…

June Comparisons

Well as you know June ended with a bang. But some of that heat is sure to bring some of our plants rearing into July with lots to harvest. During the heatwave the cucumber plants have easily doubled in size each day during the crazy heat week, and the flowers are abundant. Little cucumbers are…

Filling In

It has been about a month and a half since we put our first seeds into our new garden beds. Those garden beds were years in the making, requiring us to build rock walls to trellis our sloped yard, so we are SUPER excited to be at this point this year with planting our garden…

May Comparisons

Last year we decided to track all of our harvest weight to get an idea of where certain plants grow best in our yard. It was a beginning to a habit, but this year will be when the data really starts coming in. Last year we were still growing in our temporary raised beds. No…

2021 Planting Days

It is time! We finally put all the plants into the wall garden beds. We have been thinking of this moment since we put the last wire in to tie off the last section of wall we filled. We have more vegetables this year, more variety and more excitement at what the summer will bring!…

Spring Growth

It has been almost a month now since we started a few plants inside the house. They are happily growing big and tall and are on-track with being ready to go into the garden beds in mid-May. Over the next week or so, I will begin to put them outside on the deck for the…

Berry Yummy – Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

I haven’t made a strawberry rhubarb pie in years because we haven’t had rhubarb and I never think to buy any. This year our neighbour gave us a plant and I finally had the two main ingredients ready for the picking. I also wanted to make sure it wasn’t a runny pie so after some…

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…

Tipping The Scales – 2020 Edition

The last harvest has been done, the yard cleaned, the last walls built and the sprinklers blown out… with just days to spare before the first snowfall. According to Environment Canada, this is the second highest amount of snowfall we have had on any day in October. The highest day was back in 1933, so…