October Garden Update

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the last summer Cucumbers were pulled out yesterday along with a few of our fall Radishes, Turnips, Yams and Herbs; all  were served with our Thanksgiving supper 🙂

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Now we wait for a few more fall treats; Peas, Beets, Leeks, Spinach, Brussel Sprouts..

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Broccoli, Carrots , Beans

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more Turnips..

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Parsnips , Kale, Lettuce and Cauliflower.

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In the Greenhouse the Basil is waiting to be pulled out, it wont last much longer with our cooler nights, but the Peppers and Yams are still growing 🙂

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Thinking of all my Family and Friends, especially this past Thanksgiving weekend and feeling very grateful for each and everyone of you!

 

 

My New Experiment; Growing Yams

This started in Feb with the attempt to sprout 3 Yams ; 1 is organic

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It was the only one that sent out slips

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the other two had a few roots but no signs of sprouting..

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This is what the slips looked like before dividing them into..

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4 healthy looking plants

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I planted them in potting soil and let them root for 2 more weeks,

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then transplanted them into 15 gal pots

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They love the heat so we’ll keep them in the greenhouse.

Looking forward to seeing how they progress 🙂

April in the Garden

This my favourite time of year and its going by quickly…

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Here’s what happening in the garden…

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Spring flowers…

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Lilac Blossoms

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The veggie beds are growing wildly with warmer , longer days..

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Lots of Broccoli Sprouts

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I took this picture of the Apple Blossoms to post 2 days ago ..

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this one is from today

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Over wintered lettuce, spinach, thyme , celery and cauliflower..

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Spring Onions

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Beets

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Garlic & Greens..

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more Broccoli

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Over wintered Cauliflower is almost ready for the table 🙂

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more broccoli plants…

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Spinach & Radishes are in the Green House along with some new transplants…

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& Peas…

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Tomato plants are ready for bigger pots…

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so are the yams….they are starting to grow leaves under water…

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Not a great picture, but, Cool…well I think it is…ha!

Today In the Garden:Feb.2016

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Purple Sprouting Broccoli is almost ready, I love its colors and flavour 😉

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Look at all the side shoots! I’ve just read that you should plan 2- 3 plants per person , we have 9 , so  we’ll see if that’s enough.

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Seedlings are sprouting already 🙂

This is what I’ve started so far;

In the Garden:

Broad Beans-Windsor

Peas-Purple Pole

In the Greenhouse:

Radishes – Pin pong & Early Scarlet

Peas-Sugar Snap & Cascadia

On Heat In the Garage:

Peppers- Thai Dragon & Red Bull’s Horn

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Kale-Red Russian, Blue Scott, Lacinato & Improved Siberian

Pac Choi-Toy Choi

Asian Greens

Onions-Walla Walla, Redwing, Sweet Spanish,Scallions, Shallots(Ambition)

Artichoke-Green Globe

Swiss Chard-Bright Lights

Kohlrabi-Purple Vienna

Spinach – Corvair, Samish, Tyee

Yams

Check out the yams, they are sending out roots  🙂

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I know its not the nicest picture, but I think its very interesting, cant wait to see what they do!