Category Archives: Garden

Heliopsis – Bleeding Hearts

What a plant, the flowers start out almost a deep red, shifting to golden hues that magically end up bronze.   This is a big plant.. It needs space and sun!  It can be done in a mixed bed as the … Continue reading

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Planting Fall Hard Neck Garlic 2021

I did hold back my best Music Garlic that we grew this year and I look forward to growing it again next year.  Having said that, we have decided to expand our garlic selection.  We choose to buy from a … Continue reading

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King of the North Pepper Report

This big guy is the most picture perfect green (stage) King of the North Pepper, It was selected as our main seed saver for 2021. I might yet save from one more yet, I have my eye a different pepper … Continue reading

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Pricing! (Garden)

While prices across the whole system are up and you can expect to pay more, a reasonable more.. However it has become clear to me that there are peaple locally and across the country that have decided that they can … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Go Plant those Pepper Seeds (zone 5)

This year I am growing West Coast Seeds King of the North Sweet Pepper. 68 days green, 90 days red. Large beautiful fruits that are bell shaped. Great producers in our short growing season. I ordered the seeds in 2020 … Continue reading

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Feb (Baby Greenhouse Update)

The new indoor greenhouse has been preforming its job in a outstanding way, baby salad greens by the tray have been produced. The pea shoot have been lovely as well, cooking up with that lovely green with hits of bitterness … Continue reading

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Changing Ocean Patterns..

https://www.severe-weather.eu/global-weather/gulf-stream-amoc-ocean-anomaly-united-states-europe-fa/?fbclid=IwAR1Me04U8QadrJHuIrEsFRGtlKFZDmOU3IzhVjwFKY0FySe89IrIctFV78o Hello Folks, I truly hope that you have had some good things happen this week, we have had the local lockdown move to orange and we have a very low case count at the moment locally so we are … Continue reading

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Gardening Giving Thanks for the Deep Cold..

From Coast to Coast the winter cold and snow has truly arrived, breaking records in the west dropping down into the -50C, tipping into the -40 easily in alberta, sask, manatoba and so on.. even the moderate B.C. has been … Continue reading

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Waste not, Want Not.. Steaming your starting soil

I have a very large bag of potting soil that I did not use last year, but of course I had cut into it and needed just a bit out of it to finish my started plants. This bag had … Continue reading

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Garden Records

Now normally I use a ruled lined book from the dollar store and i do love my farm books.  However I figure that I am putting so much effort into the gardens, the food forest and so forth that this … Continue reading

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