Monthly Archives: April 2011

Growing Big Potatoes in a Small Space

It’s time to plant potatoes! Last year was the first year potatoes “worked” for me and I got real super market sized spuds. I have attempted to grow potatoes every year I have grown a food garden but somehow I only … Continue reading

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Mixing Your Own Organic Fertilizer at Home

I find the cost of premixed organic fertilizers at garden centres a bit disheartening. Sure homemade compost is “free” and most municipalities around here even offer a subsidized composter but in my small space garden, I have found tightly spaced, … Continue reading

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My Food Garden Today-Spring Planting is Underway

My very bare garden waiting for everything to start growing My growing space is so bare! I have spent the last month cleaning up, turning under, reorganizing, reprioritizing, and trying to learn from last year’s mistakes. I have made a … Continue reading

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Chitting Potatoes

 Chitting potatoes is the process of presprouting before planting, if you are using questionable seed potatoes this is an easy way to find out which are viable and which are duds, I don’t have a lot of time energy or … Continue reading

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My Beets Aren’t Sweet-The Cure for Growing Bitter Beets and Chard

In one quick word Borax! The first time I attempted to grow beets and chard they all came up inedible bitter and miscoloured. The “master gardeners” at the local garden centre suggested drought can also cause poor taste and white … Continue reading

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Singapore Style Noodles with Fava Bean Leaves and Asian BBQ Mushrooms

Singapore Style Noodles with Fava Bean Leaves and Asian BBQ Mushrooms Singapore style noodles appear to have nothing to do with the city of Singapore, served at all the asian eateries around here, it’s basically a North American name given … Continue reading

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Growing Bean Sprouts in my Bodum

I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before but a french press coffee maker is a perfect vessel for growing spouts! I was recently treated to a super deluxe espresso machine by my husband, thus my trusted Bodum … Continue reading

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