Category Archives: Veggie Garden

2016 In the Garden

This year in Southern Ontario it has been HOT!  No rain, but SO HOT.  I wish that it would stay like this forever. The garden is doing very well.  The Brussels, broccoli and cauliflower are the only plants not enjoying … Continue reading

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A Great Year For Pole Beans!

My pole beans LOVED the weather this year.  I ran into one slight problem when a few varieties from trades failed to germinate.  After three weeks (an eternity in bean years) I replaced them with a few other varieties.  I … Continue reading

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Here Are The Potatoes – with a cool growing idea!

Every year I decide in the fall that I am going to pick a few favourites to grow and stop trialling so many varieties.  Then winter hits and I start rummaging through seed sites.  Eventually my 1 or 2 varieties … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Canadian Autumn Seed Exchange

Last year I ran a seed exchange.  I loved doing it. I got to sort through seeds all day at work (:  It was like a massive jigsaw puzzle trying to fit people’s’ wish lists in with what was sent … Continue reading

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THIRD TOMATO TASTING 2012

What a lot of tomatoes!  Ripe a week late for the Buffalo-Niagara Taste Fest….  Oh well….  This time our daughter T also helped in the tasting! This year’s main ripening time seems to be the 1st weekend in September.  Due to the number … Continue reading

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SECOND TOMATO TASTING 2012

It is the end of August and the tomatoes are starting to ripen quickly.  Hubby has been trying to avoid the taste testing – it fills him up too much.  So tonight I am going to make a light meal … Continue reading

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A Blue Tomato

This OSU Blue tomato looks awesome in my garden! I grew 2 plants side-by-side. They have the same growth habit & fruit formations. They are standouts when wandering through the garden & get a lot of comments. Here is the … Continue reading

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FIRST TOMATO TASTING 2012

For some unknown reason my first decent harvest of the season was massive.  I ended up picking a large bucket of tomatoes this weekend, so I conned hubby into a little tomato tasting.  He thinks that I am nuts, but tends to … Continue reading

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I LOVE ZUCCHINI

I am the odd one out in our house.  Hubby & kids tolerate zucchini.  Hubby likes it when I stuff it with cheese, tomato & basil.  Kids like it when it comes in Zucchini bread form.  I just love it.  … Continue reading

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A New Veggie Garden!

Finally after 2 1/2 months we finished (close enough to finished) the raised beds & I planted 75 tomato plants yesterday!  Whew…. Here is the plan: This is the before picture taken early April, 2012. I used to turn & … Continue reading

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