This is one of my favourite times of year. I have started my main harvest of potatoes. The picture is just the potatoes from one plant and I have 32 plants! There may be some more potato recipes on the site! Continue reading Potato and Garlic Harvest
I do a post on our garden every year. This year I am a little behind and find myself on July 1 without having done the post. July 1 is also Canada Day. I decided to do an extensive tour of our garden in the mountains to show why I wouldn’t live anywhere else and why I love my Canadian home. Continue reading The Mountain Garden On Canada Day
I am starting to get some of the main crops out of my vegetable garden. We have already harvested all our spinach and are continuing other early crops like lettuce, peas, green onions and our cherry tomatoes. I decided it was time to show you the vegetable garden. If you are not a gardener, this will be good for your insomnia. Continue reading Mountain Garden 2018
The snow is finally gone and we have some warm weather. It has given me the chance to plant my peas, onions, lettuce and spinach. I also put out some tomato plants but I have to protect them with Cozy Coats so the remaining frosty days don’t get to them.
Also, the garlic I planted last fall had come up before the snow was gone! Now they are a few inches high.
I do love growing my own food! Oh, yeah. She Who Must Be Obeyed planted some flowers. OK. I guess.
The Old Fat Guy.
It is one of my favourite times of year, garlic harvest. I just love my home grown garlic. I will go through how I grow, harvest, cure and store my garlic in this post. Continue reading Growing Garlic
It is the first half of June and I am starting to get excited by our garden. The walking onions already have bud heads. The beans are coming up. The potatoes are growing well and have been hilled. The garlic is past my waist and is forming scapes already. I have blossoms on my zucchini and the leeks are starting to grow. Continue reading The Mountain Garden Is Looking Good
The mountain garden is going great guns. Continue reading Kozy Koats
She Who Must Be Obeyed is pleased that more and more of her flowers are blooming. Continue reading Flowers, A Waste of Good Vegetable Growing Space?
The spring has finally come. She Who Must Be Obeyed is excited because the first flowers are in bloom even though there are still patches of snow around. Continue reading Spring in the Mountains
I grow my own garlic. Why? I find the garlic in the supermarket to be rubbery, and to have a dull garlic taste. The garlic I grow is crisp and has a sharp, bright garlic taste. However, if you grow your own garlic, it is important that you cure and store it properly so you can use it through the winter. This is how I do it. Continue reading Garlic, Curing, Storing and Varieties