Summer Garden Toast

This is one of our go-to breakfast or dinner summer recipes. It is super simple and delicious! INGREDIENTS Bread – your choice Tomatoes Onions or shallots cucumber Hummus or goat cheese Salt & pepper Eggs Bacon DIRECTIONS Make your toast. I recommend a little darker toast because you are going to load it up with…

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…

Cauliflower Pains

Round two of cauliflower has not ended well. We had high hopes, but my research skills have caused us problems. In order to do better this time, I watched some YouTube videos, read articles and looked for advice for growing cauliflower. I felt confident when the first heads started growing and seemed to be thriving….

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…

Every Day I’m Brusselin’

This is our second take at growing both brussels sprouts and cauliflower, and so far things are going really well. Both sets of plants are growing beautifully and quickly, and look very healthy. The cauliflower has little orange heads started (we planted cheddar cauliflower, hence the orange colour), and will likely need to be banded…

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…

Breaking Ground…again.

The new vegetables are all nestled in the new garden beds but some of them haven’t been overly happy. That in part is due to the fact that we can’t get a really good soak on the beds, though not from lack of trying. We don’t want to create a muddy mess, and were watering…

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!…

Old & New

This last week, Kurt and I have been on vacation, which during COVID and travel restrictions meant a staycation. Not a problem! We live in a beautiful area with lots to do outdoors, so we made varying plans that would depend on the weather. One plan we also made was to be spontaneous and NOT…

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…