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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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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May garden update: Seedlings!

Seedlings, grow your own, home gardening, home garden
Last week, I wrote about getting the garden plots ready with the right kind of soil.  We ended up choosing a mix of basic potting soil, compost and manure.  Nothing fancy, but it should get the job done.  The next step was the fun part – getting the plants in! Brian and I had already talked a bit about what plants we wanted to grow and what combination of plants to get.  We don’t save...

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May garden update part 1: Soil!

gardening, choosing the right soil, growing your own food, community garden, gardening
There’s so many things that I love about growing my own food.  It’s a great learning experience, a great way to get outside, and oh man… home grown tomatoes.  Enough said.  2012 was an AWESOME gardening year for me and Brian.  We had an epic balcony garden for the first time ever and we finally got into a community garden.  We started planning out our garden for 2013 a few weeks...

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