Tag Archives: kale

Parsnips are the new kale

Last week several friends told me that parsnips are the “it” vegetable for 2015. One foodie friend even went so far as to proclaim “parsnips are the new kale!” Needless to say, I’ve made some space in my garden for parsnips … Continue reading

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Aggressive Kale Management Strategy 2013

I’ve started to pack ziplock gift bags of raw kale or arugula with me every time I go out to meet clients. Not for my own personal consumption, the gift bags are part of my aggressive new kale management strategy. … Continue reading

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Winter gardening: lessons learned and modified expectations

This is the second year I have tried to garden year-round, and  I am happy to report that this year has been much more successful than last. The big lesson I learned last year was that plants need to be … Continue reading

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Chrystal vs Slug

The slug biodomes were activated just over a week ago, and a quick inspection  revealed that the plants in biodome #2 are all doing very well – the spinach is growing quite fast and the kale is thriving. I was … Continue reading

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Winter carrots

Although my summer carrots are still not ready, the planting calendar says that it is time to plant winter carrots. If feels a little early to plant winter vegetables, but a quick check with the Lunar Calendar confirmed that August … Continue reading

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Garlic advice from the master gardeners

Today was fabulously sunny, so Small Guy and I stopped for lunch at the Kitsilano Farmers Market. We dropped our bikes off at the bike valet and then wandered through the stalls to look at all the veggies and people. … Continue reading

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Kale report

Overall, this has not been a stellar year for my vegetable garden.  I will spare you the drama* about seeds that may or may not have sprouted and sprouts that may or may not have been eaten by slugs or … Continue reading

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