An explanation of cool and warm seasons in gardening, and why vegetables and herbs sometimes bolt (grow tall and set seed).
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You know, I tend to agree. All beans are kind. Especially Fortex. I’m still harvesting handfuls of this delicious French filet pole bean, and loving every morsel. What were the standouts from your garden this summer?
My family and I visited the Terra Nova Rural Park in Richmond today. Despite having being told about the awesomeness of Terra Nova over a year ago, today was our first visit. Spelt growing in the Daily Bread section of the Schoolyard Society garden mixes wonderfully with other edibles. The original ornamental grass! In addition […]
After months of dreaming, weeks of research, and a few nights of sketching and list-making, my veggie garden is planned out for the year. The permaculture course I just completed at an urban farm here in Vancouver inspired me to be way more organized about my planting this year. (More on this course and its […]
The Basics Names of gardeners: Willi and Jon Galloway URL: www.digginfood.com Location: Seattle, Washington (USA) Size: Not big enough! About 200 square feet. Orientation: South Zone: 8b Years gardened: Installed in April 2008. The Details Style: Geometric raised beds. Inspiration: The garden my mom kept when I was growing up. She grew an astonishing amount […]
I didn’t do so well at planting a winter vegetable garden this year (I am terrible at planning for winter in the height of summer, which is, unfortunately, when you need to do your planting for winter harvesting). Other than some quick-growing salad greens that I managed to sneak in at the beginning of September, […]
Garten Rosa Rose, in Berlin, before. Garten Rosa Rose after. As a member of the Vancouver Guerrilla Gardening Group, and of course, through this blog, I am often privileged to be in contact with guerrilla gardeners around the world – a very cool feeling! The similar challenges we all face – and of course, the […]
Have you been following the discussion over at Cold Climate Gardening on why more older gardeners don’t blog? Makes for interesting reading, and links quite nicely into my own personal interest in why more younger people don’t garden. I’m not alone in this query. Hanna at This Garden Is Illegal responded to Katie at Garden […]