Monthly Archives: September 2015

A review of Summer 2015: the 10 best things

Over-sized vegetables. When a seed name includes a size descriptor, I expect big things. GOLIATH parsnips and Oregon GIANT snap peas were the big winners this year. I will plant these same species again next year because they were awesome tasting and enormous. … Continue reading

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Inspiration for next summer

Now that the garden is rehydrated, everything is coming back to life. The black eyed Susans in the front are thriving. Their big bursts of yellow will soon be joined by the purples and blues of the chrysanthemums  which will … Continue reading

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Bye bees!

Two weeks ago Bryn dropped by to collect all the honey boxes from the top of the hives. The original hive had one honey box  and the second hive -the one with the feisty bees -had two. The picture above shows one of … Continue reading

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Rainwater collection

On Friday we had our first real rain in months. This was not the evaporate-as-soon-as-it-hits-the-sidewalk rain that we are starting to get used to, but the type of downpour that Vancouverites used to experience on a regular basis. Right now we … Continue reading

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