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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Planning our 2013 Vegetable Garden

Garden recap, Vegetable Garden, grow your own, vegetables, gardening, community planting
This past week in Vancouver, I broke out a dress for the first time in 2013.  It was a beautiful, warm and sunny day – the kind of day that fools visitors into thinking that Vancouver is bright and cheery all the time.  😉  It reminded me that it is about time to start thinking about gardening again. Our 2012 vegetable garden One mistake that novice gardeners tend to make is to plant incompatible...

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Posted in: Food and Grocery

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