Tag Archives | gardening

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ToeMayToe? ToeMahToe?

ToeMayToe? ToeMahToe? Who cares, we just call them tasty! There’s nothing like lots of fresh tomatoes from the garden! All things considered, we feel that we had a pretty good year for tomatoes. Unlike last year, where we lost an estimated 80% of our crop due to Late Blight, this year we fared pretty well. […]

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Nature’s Little Nitrogen Factory!

Nature’s little nitrogen factory! This is a photo showing the nitrogen fixing nodules that are attached to bean plants. Through a symbiotic relationship between legumes and rhizobium bacteria these nodules are created, storing nitrogen for the plant’s use. They can grow to the size of a large pea! Once the plant dies and decomposes the […]

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Sweet, Sweet Basil

Ain’t nuthin’ fawlty about this year’s towering crop of Basil! Just look at this beautiful bouquet! 🙂 We had a bumper crop of sweet, sweet Basil again this year and like last year we made loads of pesto for our favourite pesto dishes like Pesto Pasta as well as just blended some up with a […]

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Backyard Bandits are Back!

Bandits! Yes, the backyard bandits are back! And this time they have gone too far! They can dig up our yard and eat the grubs but they have to leave our tomatoes alone! Over the past several weeks we have seen an increase in the activity of our nightly visitors. Each morning we have been […]

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Vampires Beware!

Vampires beware! Here’s an awesome bunch of gorgeous garlic we just harvested! Garlic is one of the easiest crops to grow. You plant them in the Fall using cloves that you saved from that year’s harvest and just wait. Really, it’s that easy! 🙂 Garlic is also one of those crops that gives a double […]

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Early Morning Visitor

Early morning visitor… cute but arch-enemy of the garden… she was a good size and showed no concern at our attempt to scare her off with our frantic waving and noise making… resorted to what anyone would do at this time of day and threw a teabag at her… it worked… with an indignant snort […]