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How to Plant Your Fall/Winter Garden

July is the perfect time to start getting your fall/winter garden crops in the ground for the gardeners that get frosts from September onwards. Our first fall frost has been as early as Sept 3rd and as ‘late’ as mid October. Like any gardening it can be a little bit of a gamble, but you’d be amazed […]

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In the Garden: July 21st (& varieties we’re growing)

Oh what a wonderful summer we’ve had. It’s been super hot and humid, which I don’t like so much, but we’ve been going to the beach and park constantly. In fact, it’s become an enjoyable rhythm for us as we are blessed to live somewhere that IS a vacation spot. I love not having to […]

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Creating Rainbow Summer Salads from Fresh Garden Veggies

Something fun begins once harvests get more frequent during the gardening season. Whether you’re growing your own vegetables or maybe buying them locally at your farmers market or receiving a weekly CSA box; you’re beginning a journey to eating in season. Eating in season has become an almost foreign concept in most first world countries. But […]

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Garden Update: July 9th

6 am and I’m watering the garden, the kids were up early this morning. As I glance around I take little notes of the different garden beds. The pea trellis is falling over. Fava beans are getting plump. Baby beets have been harvested. I check the bean flowers for snap beans, soon but not yet. […]

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Getting Back into Rhythm after Vacation

Is it just me or is getting back into rhythm after vacation super difficult? Seriously, I’m looking at certain chores that need doing and I just want to do nothing. Except for some reason the garden work. We just received a wonderful pile of mulch last week from our landlords who did some wonderful tree […]

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In the Garden: June 30th

Happy Canada day! I took these pictures yesterday but didn’t get around to posting them until today. We’ve been away on vacation for 5 days and just got back Sunday afternoon. What a difference to the garden after a few days of rain & a few days away! My last garden update was 2 weeks ago […]