August in Our Garden

Hello all and welcome to smoky British Columbia. There are hundreds of wildfires burning all over the province and the wind blew the smoke in our direction. The smell of smoke is very strong and the sun is struggling to shine through the haze. We've had a steady stream of beans and peas these past … Continue reading August in Our Garden

July in Our Garden – Our First Haul!

As July comes to a close, we picked our first beans and potatoes today! And a couple of peas : We're having roast pork tonight and these will be perfect! Also picked our first black chili pepper and the herbs just keep on coming - there's chamomile, strawberry mint, rosemary and basil parsley, sage, lavender … Continue reading July in Our Garden – Our First Haul!

July in Our Garden

Everything is thriving in our vegetable garden. I'm surprised because I'm not quite sure what I'm doing - haha. To read about our garden from the beginning, click here I fed everything with blood meal a few days ago and added a layer of mulch over the weekend to keep the moisture in and the … Continue reading July in Our Garden

June in our Garden – A Fence, Strawberries and a Baby Bear

As June comes to a close, I can't believe how fast everything's grown in just 3 short weeks - to read the last post on this, click here. The vegetables are twice the size now and we've had to add extra stakes to the beans and a place for the peas to climb Hubby finished … Continue reading June in our Garden – A Fence, Strawberries and a Baby Bear

June in Our Garden

It's only been 2 weeks since we planted our vegetable garden, (to read more about that, click here.) and already everything has just shot up. The garden now looks like this from this The potatoes are growing like weeds and I've been planting store-bought butter lettuces in between the potatoes which are growing beautifully. We've … Continue reading June in Our Garden

May in Our Garden – A Vegetable Garden

Rhododendrons

Well, we didn't think we'd be able to have a vegetable garden this year because our Landlord, who's building a cottage behind our house, is quite a bit behind schedule and the space where we were going to grow things is still occupied by a lean-to. But, as an experiment, I planted a store-bought butter … Continue reading May in Our Garden – A Vegetable Garden

May in My Garden

I must confess that I have never, ever - never, ever - mown (mowed?) the lawn in my entire life! Hard to believe, but true. There's always been someone around to do it for me - father, husband, sons ... But hubby has been in Vancouver on a course for last 9 weeks and the … Continue reading May in My Garden

March in our Garden – Leggy Seedlings, Cleaning up and a Bonfire

Soooo, although my Broccoli seedlings starting coming up, it quickly became apparent to me that they weren't supposed to look this this (my photo) they were supposed to look like this The problem was that my seedlings weren't getting enough sunlight, even though my dining-room table is next to a big picture window that lets … Continue reading March in our Garden – Leggy Seedlings, Cleaning up and a Bonfire

March in Our Garden

It's already March and, although it still looks wintry out there, there are more signs that spring is coming. The snow that we had last week has all gone now and my bulbs don't seem any worse for wear. The buds on the trees and shrubs are still, well, budding. Unless it stays unusually cold, … Continue reading March in Our Garden

February In Our Garden

With our move to BC's Sunshine Coast, came a bit more land than we had at our townhouse - way more.  So we've decided to resuscitate our dream of growing our own vegetables and herbs. At the moment, the space where we plan to have our vegetable garden looks like this Our landlord is building … Continue reading February In Our Garden