May garden update: Seedlings!

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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!

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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: March 3 -9

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 Don’t forget to enter our exclusive, Facebook only contest! Head over to our Facebook Page for details and you could win an iPod shuffle. We’re also co-hosting a Canon Rebel DSLR camera giveaway, don’t forget to enter! After a successful blogger meet up last week, we’re spending this weekend getting some mundane tasks done. As we wrote about in our goal setting post, we’re...

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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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