Category Archives: edibles

First Salad Celebration? Not This Year.

It just doesn’t seem right to celebrate when it has been such an incredibly warm winter, I have had greens available in the garden all winter long, minus the couple days of snow we have had of course. Right now … Continue reading

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Garlic Self Sufficient, it Worked.

This has been more than a 2 year test project and I am thrilled to say it actually worked! Over all I was surprised at how little effort and garden space garlic takes to grow here, aside from planting, harvesting … Continue reading

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Life of a Fava Bean

Last fall I planted a “large” part of the garden with favas destined not to be consumed but to save for seed. I have never attempted to save bean seed before but unintentionally I think I have done it right. … Continue reading

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Late on the Scapes

Really Canada day long weekend(happy Canada day by the way!) is a bit late to be cutting garlic scapes they would have been ten times tastier a couple weeks ago. Some of the garlic flowers are bursting at the seams, … Continue reading

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Welcome Summer

It’s hard to see the scale of what has happened to the garden but please keep in mind that is my 6 year old son standing there in front of the fava patch. The paths have disappeared, engulfed by perennial … Continue reading

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Losing More Lawn

As a family we have decided we don’t like lawn grass, my husband is allergic to it, I hate weeding it, my son doesn’t play on it and nobody likes mowing it, except our awesome new neighbour she started mowing … Continue reading

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Little Ones in the Garden

It was a spectacularly sunny winter day and although the ground was still frozen and large crystals of frost were everywhere my son announced “time to plant in the garden!” he had made an interesting somewhat fundamental connection, the sun … Continue reading

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