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Hugelkultur Test Results

January 11, 2018

Finally… the Hugelkultur test results! Last year in May we created a new raised garden bed using the hugelkultur method. I called it a modified hugelkultur and you can read about it here. During the summer I compared it to my regular raised garden bed and here are the results. In the hugelkultur bed, I had planted […]

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January And Still Harvesting From The Garden

January 4, 2018

It’s January here and we are still harvesting from the garden on the West Coast of Canada. And everything is DELICIOUS! Imagine going out to your garden to pick vegetable for dinner in January? Now I know all of you living on the west coast are saying “big deal”, but after visiting my family on […]

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving

December 18, 2017

This year I got my Christmas present early and as the saying goes… “it’s the gift that keeps on giving”. Actually, it was my sister that said that when I mentioned what I wanted for Christmas. So, when Rob asked me what I wanted, I mentally did a scan of what I really and truly […]

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Perseverance and Resilience

October 24, 2017

Something that struck me this year was the perseverance and resilience of plants. They really are amazing. I’ve been noticing this more and more because of all the plants that I’ve had in pots and the lack of care they have received and yet they still staunchly trouped on. My philosophy being if they die they […]

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Critters In The Garden

October 20, 2017

Normally, I don’t have an issue with critters in the garden. I live behind a 10-foot fence all around our property and it’s a gated community of two. Very few four-legged friends get in, but this year was a little different. First, it was the slugs! Now they are more of a pest than a critter, […]

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Raised Garden Bed Walk Through

July 27, 2017

Today I thought I would take you on a raised garden bed walk through. Be gentle… this is my first video ever. Disclaimers: don’t mind all the junk in the background. It’s not always like that. We moved a shed (right now it’s behind the little greenhouse before it arrives at its new spot) and […]

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Dehydrating Mint… Don’t Make The Same Mistakes I Did

July 21, 2017

After two years of failures, I’ve finally found the secret to dehydrating mint. What’s the secret you ask? Follow the experts! My Mistakes: The first year I dried mint I just cut the stalks, hung them up and put to dry in the sun. Result Left them too long they were brown and dusty they […]

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The Secret To Keeping Garden Lettuce Fresh For Two Weeks Or More

July 18, 2017

So you’ve picked your lettuce and there is more than you can eat for dinner. Here’s the secret to keeping garden lettuce fresh for two weeks or more so you can enjoy it longer. 1) Pick or Thin This year we are having a hot summer, so besides having lettuce in the garden (full sun) […]

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