18 Jul 2012Eastern Companion-Planted Vegetable garden , Savory, Summer 'Midget' Harvesting, Squash, Summer 'Onyx' Harv...
Backdated Entry Despite the drought, there is still a good amount in the CSA baskets.
04 Jul 2012Radish 'Bouquet Mix' Harvesting, Peas, Snow 'Dwarf Grey Sugar' Harvesting, Peas, Snow 'Norli' Harvesting, O...
Thursdays I harvest for the CSA baskets, so there is lots to record for this harvest day. Photos Gourmet lettuce mix harvested as small heads. Four seasons lettuce – perhaps my favourite. Dwarf Grey Sugar peas (the latest planting and is pretty much already dying due to the heat… better...
23 Jun 2012Radish 'Bouquet Mix' Harvesting, Lettuce 'Black Seeded Simpson' (2012) Harvesting, Lettuce 'Gourmet Lettuce...
The 2012 Preserving has started! Today I canned seven 500mL jars of elderflower syrup. I also had a little over a litre left to put in the fridge. In the end I settled on adding a total of 6 tsp citric acid to my tripled recipe (i.e. I doubled the amount of citric acid) which made the syrup read ...Rainy 22°C / 72°F
21 Jun 2012Gloriosa Daisy Blooming, Squash, Winter 'Burgess Buttercup' , Squash, Summer 'Bennings Green Tint' , Squash...
Front Yard The digitalis is blooming! Last year I managed to grow out one plant from seed I saved from a planting at my previous home. I got the original plant at the Upper Canada Village heirloom plant sale about 10 years ago and with seed saving I’ve now managed to keep it through two mov...
20 Jun 2012Lettuce 'Gourmet Lettuce Mix' Harvesting, Lettuce 'Black Seeded Simpson' (2012) Harvesting, Rapini 'Sorrent...
This was the first harvest that came close to what I had planned in terms of volume and varied content for the CSA. In the second basket were lettuce, snow peas, spicy greens, radishes, rapini, and arugula. The herbal bouquet contained garlic chives, sage flowers, yarrow flowers, and flowering th...
27 May 2012Lettuce 'Gourmet Lettuce Mix' , Bean, Bush 'Royal Burgundy' (2012) , Spinach 'Bloomsdale Long Standing' , P...
I worked at digging the expanded vegetable garden all day Saturday and again on Sunday. It was supposed to be cooler and less humid this weekend, but it didn’t feel that way to me! Photo 2 is where I got to on Saturday, Photo 3 on Sunday, complete with tomato plants grouped by variety and r...Cloudy 25°C / 77°F