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Sushi Style Rolls with Overnight Pickled Chard Steam and Pretty Pink Ginger

I will never buy pickled ginger in a jar again, it’s so easy to do it at home and tastes tenfold better than even the snazziest most expensive organic market ginger in a jar. For the sake of simplicity this … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Winter and Overwintered Vegetables

I am still experimenting with what will and won’t overwinter here with some pleasantly surprising results! Chard. Last year’s chard burned back to the ground in November’s cold weather but now appears to be sending up new leaves! This may … Continue reading

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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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