Summer 2012 Garden recap

Garden recap, Vegetable Garden, grow your own, vegetables, gardening, community planting
One of the best ways to cut down on food costs while eating healthy is to grow as much of your own food as possible.  This past summer marked our first attempt at growing a balcony garden AND our first opportunity at a community garden.  There were some ups and downs, but overall, it was a very rewarding experience.  Financially, I think we did okay! Balcony garden costs: $12: 3 bags of...

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August garden update

It’s finally gotten warm and sunny here in Vancouver, BC. That means good times are coming for my garden, right? Well let’s see…! First, the balcony plants!   The Beans – … Seriously? After the toxic mushroom incident, I changed out much of the soil in the bean planter. As a result, the beans have gotten taller and more bean-like. A few flowers bloomed. And then…...

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FedEx lost my present

FedEx, poor customer service, diesel, gift to myself, diesel wallet
I don’t spend a lot of money on myself.  Most of my clothes are a few years old (but well cared for!) and I only ever have one handbag at a time.  I am even having a hard time thinking of what I want for my birthday!  But when I started my new job, I decided to splurge on something that I’ve been coveting for a long time… a Diesel wallet. Photo Credit: Original photo by David Shankbone...

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July garden update

The Vancouver weather has not been conductive to growing a garden. The sun has been slow to appear this year and instead of warm, bright days, we’ve had a continuation of the dreary grey rain that characterizes most of the year. However, the temperature has slowly inched up the last few weeks and my garden is responding! When we last looked at the garden, my basil had failed, my beans were stagnant...

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