August Garden Update

Garden Update, homegrown, gardening at home, gardening
Another month of summer down means another month of gardening has passed us by.  Last month, we showed off our new community garden and the seedlings and plants that we had in the ground. This month, Vancouver has had a long bout of sunny, warm weather, followed recently by some cooler showers.  This can only mean one thing – harvest time! New Community Garden Despite the monstrous tomato jungle...

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July Garden Update

new community garden, Garden Update, gardening, produce, grow your own
Our June garden results were a bit of a mixed bag.  We had a lot of seedlings that were a bit late getting into the ground and other seedlings that didn’t quite get enough plant food.  It’s been almost nothing but sun in Vancouver lately though – prime growing weather!  So how does July stack up so far?  Well… New community garden The new garden is soooooo beautiful!  I’m...

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Posted in: Food and Grocery

June Garden Update

Community Garden, balcony garden, garden update, taking care of plants, tips on growing plants
After a busy month getting planters ready and seedlings in, we settled into June to watch our assorted plants grow.  I have to admit, I’ve been less diligent with my plants this year – work has been very busy and with Brian away at his wine course each weekend, I haven’t had the motivation to drag myself out to the garden.  Nonetheless, we’ve made a bit of progress.   New...

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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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