Monthly Archives: September 2010

Ornamental Vegetables: Next Exit

In you live in the Burnaby area chances are at some point you will  get stuck in traffic at the Kensington exit for the #1 highway. Well thank you city of Burnaby for a least providing a beautiful creative garden … Continue reading

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Under Planting Young Perennials

Blueberry & Beets Under planting is the magic that makes a young  garden look full and lush.  Established perennials seem to be the key to  a drought tolerant low maintenance, year round attractive, growing space, but I am finding out … Continue reading

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Garlic Self Sufficiency

Seed Garlic As a family last year we ate approximately 70 heads of garlic!  I personally grew 30 of those 70 heads.  In my small space garden could I have found the space to grow all our garlic including my … Continue reading

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The Last of the Basil Pesto Recipe

Mini Pesto Pizzas wtih Thyme Mushrooms I guess fall has officially arrived even with a little cloche the basil is on its last legs, seems like a good time to say good bye and snip it all for pesto. I … Continue reading

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The Front Yard Food Garden Today

Fall is here and the garden is starting to fill up with spinach, choy, mustard, kale, chard, beets and one rainbow pin wheel my son planted!  Summer herbs are starting to die back, looks like there might be one last … Continue reading

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Baked Sorrel Homus Recipe

If you have never tried baked humus it’s a treat for sure. The addition of Sorel gives the humus a smoother texture and much moister consistency without having to add to much oil or flavor diluting water. Blend together in … Continue reading

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Sorrel From the Perennial Salad Garden

Sorrel is a perennial vegetable here on the west coast, it’s a delicate lemony lettuce like leafy green, the texture is very fine with a lot of water content, it does not keep long once harvested, which probably explains why … Continue reading

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