Indoor Growth

We realized it was time to get our little indoor greenhouse out of storage and setup by the window. We planted all our starter plants on March 20th in 2020 and they turned out to be in excellent shape when we moved them outdoors towards the end of April. So on March 15th of this…

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…

Winter’s Last Gasp

Optimistic about getting the garden going early, excited about getting the garden going, Winter had one last gasp. Our weather had been reaching 7-10*C for the week previous to this unfortunate morning sight. The day before we had been out in the yard, taking photos of some of our plants that were starting to wake…

The Importance of Canning

As we are planning our garden for the 2021 growing year, we are also determining how we will process some of our foods. Up until we started growing a large garden, we hadn’t spent any time canning food. Our little garden in our rental gave us enough food to enjoy while it grew, but wasn’t…

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…

Ringing In The New Year

2020 has not been an easy year for many, and our year was not without its stresses. K was briefly laid-off, but luckily was able to go back quickly once his company had adjusted for COVID. I was on lay-off notice for 4 stressful months. I was one of the lucky few at my company…

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…

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…