Monthly Archives: October 2012

Fun facts about mould

On Sunday, during a brief nano-second of sunshine, I ran into the yard to check on all my veggies. Everything in the slug biodomes seems to be thriving and I harvested a salad for dinner. Some of the outdoor plants … Continue reading

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Winter gardening: Slug biosphere

For several weeks The Man had a fairly innovative structure set up in the back yard to protect his kayak while he sanded and varnished it. Last weekend he towed his kayak back down to the beach. I’ve claimed all … Continue reading

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Cheese Gardens

Despite the rain, this has been a busy several weeks in the garden. My assistants have been raking leaves, I have been weeding and cutting back some of the dying foliage, as well as planting lots of bulbs and other … Continue reading

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Green tomatoes….

My remaining tomatoes have been harvested and are sitting on a windowsill to ripen. Tomato production was disappointing this year; even with lots of heat, food and water, my plants produced very little. At least this was an improvement over … Continue reading

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Lemons!

The bleak Vancouver fall weather has now arrived. The rain itself is not unwelcome as the plants and trees were all desperate for moisture, but the grey skies are already bumming me out and it has only been raining for … Continue reading

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Huge Gardening Week

Is it just me? Or is fall always the busiest time of year in the garden? This week has been busy – I have been cutting back more dying plants, transplanting lilies and peonies, planting winter crops, adding lime to … Continue reading

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Will the fall greens last into winter?

I started my winter garden in August and am now wondering if that was perhapsa little too early. The carrots and kale are up and the lettuce, spinach and pac choi are thriving. Almost every day we have a salad … Continue reading

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