Vegetable Garden Update

Where did Summer go! Wow! Fall is here! Just wanted to catch-up with whats happening here in the garden, with a look at some of our summer treats!

Tomatoes! Lots more to come! My favourite way to preserve them is Slow Roasting, for sauce and confit!

Cucumbers, Jalapeños and Thai Dragon peppers have been pickled & Candied!

      

Candied Jalapeño & Garlic! Thank you Lynda for this recipe!

        

Scarlet Runner Beans, Eggplant and Zucchini have been Roasted as well! Mostly for soup!

They will all be a lovely taste of summer in the middle of winter!

         

We’ve made Pesto, Spiralized, Grilled, Roasted and tossed Veggies in Salads!

       

Thoroughly enjoying our harvest!

Oh , yes ,Garlic did well, and the Tromboncino Squash was fun to grow! Look at the length  of it!

We grew enough Zucchini and Squash this year that we were able to cook the blossoms ! My frying skills are not good but it didn’t matter, they were amazing stuffed with cheese , fresh herbs and lightly fried! How Decadent!

 

Im also drying herbs and hot peppers.

  

I just gathered these baskets and apples 2 days ago, there is still plenty growing and seeds that have just been started!

  

Loved these flowers this year! Sad to see them go but ” To Everything There is A Season! ”

Bring on Fall! 😉

Its Time to Start Seeds

Hello February!

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Here is A Vegetable Planting Guide for Coastal B.C. from West Coast Seeds

Planting Charts Coastal British Columbia

You can find their planting guide for anywhere in Canada right here: West Coast Seeds Planting Guides

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I’m working on organizing my growing collection and looking forward to getting a few started 😉

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We have used the last of our “Snow Crown”  Cauliflower . It was a stellar winter veggie, along with Arugula and Broccoli, which are still producing.  🙂

Oh yes… these will be grown again for next year….

 

 

 

 

January 2016!

This month has flown by! We are busy working on a reno, so there hasn’t been much time for the garden or this blog 😉

I’m getting anxious to get outside to do some real work , I did manage to take a few quick pictures..

These came from the garden last night …

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The potatoes that I planted late last year have actually grown through the winter! 015

Arugula is thriving, even with dark cool damp days…

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The onions and carrots have survived , if I get a proper cover on them they should continue to do well…

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same with celery …

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Cauliflower sure has made news these days, veggies in general, with sky rocketing prices! Crazy! I don’t really understand why we are buying these from other countries when they grow virtually trouble free, in the dead of winter, right in our own backyard! Hmmm… What do I know…

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Well, I do  know, what is growing in my little garden  is looking  promising , with an early start! 🙂

Check out the Garlic!

 

 

Our Garden In November; Fall/Winter Veggies

Fall is quickly feeling more like winter, with cooler, damp , short days.

When the sun shines  its a welcome reprieve! I grabbed my camera to capture it and some of the plants that are still thriving…

I love the color and texture of the Kohlrabi with Parsley..

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Kohlrabi is an odd looking plant, completely edible, we used some leaves in our smoothie this morning.

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Cauliflower should be ready in week or so…

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Basil, in the Greenhouse, “In November” ! Crazy, but its is not happy with the cooler weather, maybe its the short days, well, its all coming out today!

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New Zealand Oka needs a good frost before its pulled up.

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The Potatoes seem to be growing well, but no baby spuds, yet!

Kale & Spring Sprouting Broccoli is loving this  weather.

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along with Arugula, Cauliflower and Cabbage

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In this bed there is Celery, Spinach, Lettuce, Chives and Thyme.

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Yes, the Celery is still growing, fingers crossed, that we get the mild winter predicted !

Endive, Mustard Greens and Alyssum need to come out of this bed to make room for Garlic…

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Blue Alyssum borders  Carrots, Onions and Kale

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Today all the remaining Peppers , Broccoli  Crowns and Beans were collected

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If all goes well, Broccoli should produce side shoots for a couple more months…Nov. 2015 021

Everything has had a good feeding with Kelp Extract!

Now its time, to get the Garlic in the ground and start a few more seeds for the greenhouse, more cool weather greens should work 😉

Thanks Giving Garden Update

It feels like fall with cooler temps and rainy days,  we are still pretty busy in the veggie garden and for that, I am very Thankful!

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Daily Harvest

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a few tired Tomato plants are slowly finishing up…

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we have a second round of Basil in the green house

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these peppers are huge : the weird red glow is from my umbrella 🙂

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My first time growing Kohlrabi , with success  🙂

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we have Carrots for Thanks Giving Dinner

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and this has been the best season for  Broccoli

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I’m still hoping our late figs will ripen

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Romaine Lettuce along with other greens are filling the beds

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we have several Lemons & limes

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and lots of fresh growth (Alyssum, Broccoli and Spring Cauliflower, Pole Beans along the wall with the Apple Trees)

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Snow Peas, Beets and Broccoli Pots

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The beds are pretty full, this one has some room for Garlic, its time to get it planted!

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Fall Potatoes, these were planted mid September, they are starting to flower now..

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and I have just planted a few more in hopes of serving them for Christmas  🙂

Happy Thanks Giving to all my Canadian Family & Friends !!!

Fall & Winter Garden

I started a lot of seeds about 2 weeks ago..

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Today was perfect for cleaning up some tired plants and transplanting the new ones….

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I planted Kohlrabi, Cabbage, Cauliflower,

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Parsley,

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and Butter Crunch Lettuce.

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Celery seedlings went into larger pots and I harvested the last of our mature beets and some of the Red Onions,

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and added more mulch to the beds .

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Kale, Purple Sprouting Broccoli and Spring Cauliflower still need to go in…

that’s tomorrow’s job…

🙂

 

Spring Greens in May

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It’s amazing  how quickly things grow at this time of year….

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and the different textures and shades are pretty too!

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In the flower garden it doesn’t take a lot of color to stand out….

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The veggie beds are exploding with Greens!

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New Zealand Oca looks like the perfect Shamrock.

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New transplants; are mostly all in…

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Strawberries have started to ripen but I thought this was a pretty mix of “green” May 2015 033

and the Jonagold apple is producing fruit ;0

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Potatoes are filling the pots and the Berry Trellis should be covered in Green, soon & berries too , I hope! May 2015 023

I love the color of this Grand Rapids Lettuce! It is huge and has great flavour …

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as do all the lovely assorted mix of prolific greens that spring provides…

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🙂