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Busy as bees

The hive has been in place one week and so far things seem to be going smoothly. Initially I wasn’t so sure; the weather was very wet and cold and there were very few bees entering and leaving the hive. … 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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Planting: a mixture of magic and science

Planting day! This morning I had an inspiring conversation with an experienced gardener who suggested that now is the time to plant fall lettuce and spinach. I checked the lunar phase calendar, and indeed today (August 23) was a most … Continue reading

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Saskatoon berries: the taste of summer

Our Saskatoon berry tree in the back yard has been producing for years, but this is the first year that we’ve been able to pick and eat many of the berries. Since most of the berries are still far out … Continue reading

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Speckled lettuce

One of the best reasons to shop at farmers markets is to find new or different vegetables. Last year, I fell in love with the speckled lettuce at the UBC farmers market and so this year I decided to grow … Continue reading

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No time to blog

For the last two week, the weather has been (mostly) spectacular and I (we) have been working in the garden every day.¬† On average, I have been spending between 2 and 4 hours watering and weeding each day. We’ve been … Continue reading

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