Tag Archives: Growing

Growing Asparagus-or at least things I’ve noticed while “trying” to grow asparagus

Asparagus is a long term commitment, it takes at least 2 years before you get a solitary harvestable sized spear and more like 4 years before anything productive starting happening. I am coming up on my fifth full season since … Continue reading

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Growing Sea Kale-a Perennial Cabbage and Broccoli in One

I am still undecided about sea kale, it’s such a small producer. Sea Kale is a takes care of itself kind of perennial, It’s nice to not have to do anything with a plant and still get food out of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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