Peas! The peas are here! The sugar snaps made their debut on my balcony veggie garden this week, and MY GOD, there is nothing better. Also: lettuces, scallions, leeks, radishes, arugula, spinach, and herbs. What are you harvesting? You can see what others are harvesting now on Harvest Mondays, hosted by Daphne’s Dandelions.
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I’ve decided to introduce a regular weekly feature on Heavy Petal called Now Harvesting. I hope to share with you what I’m eating out of the garden every week until winter, or until the garden is completely empty. For my own sake, I think this will be a great way to look back on what […]
Does your garlic look like this? Like it’s decided to shed its trustworthy girl-next-door image in favour of something a little more loose and blowzy? Don’t worry: it’s cool. Just means it’s garlic scape time. If you planted a hardneck variety of garlic last fall, you’ll see a looping central stalk emerging right about now. […]
Learn how to plant garlic, how to grow garlic, how to harvest garlic, and how to store garlic. Also learn how to use garlic scapes and harvest green garlic.
There’s a rule among gardeners that no matter when someone visits your garden, it always looked better the week before. The week before, the roses were in full bloom. The week before, the mustard greens weren’t riddled with flea beetle buckshot. The week before, the weeds hadn’t yet surpassed the growth of your plants. Maybe […]
After a gloriously long summer (we had our longest dry spell in over a hundred years), autumn has finally arrived in Vancouver. While most of the active planting and harvesting is over til spring (garlic and favas excepted), there’s still lots to be done in the garden. We recently moved from our townhouse into a […]
Every month, Heavy Petal collaborates with Willowtree — a website for those with food sensitivities who want to find their culinary bliss — to bring you a celebration of an in-season edible. I’ll tell you how to grow it; they’ll tell you how to eat it. Yay! If you haven’t already succumbed to kale’s seductions, […]
See that? That’s me, standing in my little urban wheat field just three and a half months after it was planted. Running my hands along the top of the spiny heads of golden wheat as I walked the rows. Living the dream, folks. The whole process – of turning and prepping the soil, planting, weeding, […]