May garden update part 1: Soil!

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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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Updates: April 28 – May 4

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It’s a beautiful weekend in the middle of a May ‘heat wave’ in Vancouver. It’s only in the mid 20’s, but it feels like summer and we’ll definitely be visiting the beach this afternoon. After we plant some stuff in our garden, of course! For a not-so-summery distraction, we’re  in the middle of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Which, as a Canucks...

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Updates: September 16 – 22

Another week and another harvest from the garden. It’s well into September, but the weather has been nice enough to yield quite a good crop this year. Our tumbler tomatoes on the balcony are just about done, but there are still a number of ripening juliet and lemon boy (below) on the vine at the garden. We’re having a harvest party tomorrow and learning how to put our garden ‘to bed’...

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Contest: ID this plant!

This contest is now closed – thanks for entering! Congratulations to Ying for correctly guessing “Collard Greens” via Twitter! Here’s another Friday quickie for you guys: Help us ID this plant! We have a community garden plot which occasionally gets seedling donations.  We received this mysterious plant recently in an unlabelled pot!  I have a pretty good idea of what it is,...

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