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Tuesday 5 July 2011 . (1)

Squirrel Alert-Growing Cucumbers

I have been caught on more than one occasion running out my back door waving a kitchen utensil and growling like a rabid bear. No I haven’t gone insane. I’m chasing off marauding squirrels. They predictably scatter in all directions but inevitably back they come, too dense to ...

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It’s Not Too Late To Start Growing

Monday 27 June 2011 . (1)

It’s officially summer! You wanted to start a vegetable garden but life got in the way. Your yard is a tangled mess of last years debris while your neighbour’s tomatoes are four feet tall and flowering already. Before you give up and declare defeat, know that you haven’t missed the gardening boat. You still have. Continue Reading…

S.O.S – Save our Seeds

Monday 20 June 2011 . (0)

It’s hard to believe that the Summer Solstice is already upon us. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, June 21st marks the longest day of the year and the shortest night. From here on in it’s downhill all the way to winter. But don’t despair. The fun is just beginning in the vegetable garden as. Continue Reading…

Harvest, Eat, Repeat

Monday 13 June 2011 . (0)

So here we are in Southern Ontario six weeks after last frost. We’ve planted all our tender seedlings like tomatoes, peppers and eggplants and sown all our seeds – everything from arugula to zucchini and then some. We’ve weeded, watered, worried and now, things are not only starting to come up things are starting to. Continue Reading…

What’s the Biggest Trend? Global or Local?

Friday 10 June 2011 . (0)

Restaurants are attached to trends. Some start them, some follow them and some never let go.  Over the last half decade or so the Local or Farm to Table inspired menu has grown to the point where it become an expectation of some restaurant goers that any menu should be heavily influenced by local ingredients.. Continue Reading…

Prune Those Suckers!

Monday 6 June 2011 . (2)

There I was last week espousing the virtues of letting nature take its course and suggesting that you resist the temptation to “control the universe” and here I am this week about to tell you the exact opposite. Such is the fickle nature of vegetable gardening. (Or maybe it’s just me that’s fickle.) In any. Continue Reading…

You’ve Planted. Now What?

Wednesday 1 June 2011 . (0)

Relax and enjoy your garden. Allow the stress of the outside world fall away and get in touch with your self-created garden oasis, even if it’s only a few minutes each day. Allowing yourself the time to stroll lazily through your vegetable patch is your reward for all those backbreaking days of early spring when. Continue Reading…

Beans: One of Three Sisters

Monday 23 May 2011 . (0)

Beans Beans are more than good for your heart. They’re good for your garden too. Not only do they feed you, they feed the soil with their nitrogen rich roots. That’s why ancient agrarian civilizations planted beans along with corn and squash to create a clever method of intercropping called the Three Sisters. Corn provides. Continue Reading…

Heat Loving Tomatoes

Monday 16 May 2011 . (1)

I fell in love in Italy. Not with a man, or the art or architecture. In the heat of the seductive Mediterranean I savoured my first mouth watering, sweet and juicy tomato and my quest to find its equal began. In my opinion, the only place to find it is in your own backyard. Back. Continue Reading…

 

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