Cayenne Peppers in bloom

This is the extent of my gardening this year, but even this little bit makes me happy!   2 cayenne chili blooms. They're so cute. #alberta #canada #gardening #garden #tinygarden #cayenne #chili #growing #plant #organic A post shared…
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Compost that scrap - or regrow it?

If you're tossing all your scraps into your compost pile, read this before you toss any more! Here's some of my favourite things to regrow, though many more plants can be regrown. Potatoes Romaine Lettuce & Cabbage Celery Onions  I'd…
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Raised bed & tub gardening

What a difference a thousand miles makes. In Oregon, the garden (and weeds) was growing like crazy by the end of May; here in Alberta it's only just warmed up enough to take a chance at planting outside. We were too busy this year to start seeds…
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In the zone

Here's a clue (less of a clue and more an obvious answer, thanks to some paperwork being finalized) where I'm going to be gardening at next spring: http://www.plantmaps.com/interactive-alberta-plant-zone-hardiness-map.php But…
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Almost done for the year

The last of the potatoes and onions got harvested yesterday. The onions were trying to flower, I guess it's been this bizarre 'super hot to below normal temps' weather. All that is left are a few cucumbers and tons of tomatoes. I'm thinking…
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The one where I complain about the weather again

Makes me wonder if the weather dudes don't read my blog and decide to crank it up a notch cause the previous highs weren't high enough! Right now, I'd much prefer freezing cold. Yes, I'm fighting a migraine from it! Fun, fun. I'm…

It's cloudy...

...and cool. Now if only I could wake up and get motivated. Nah. My poor garden.
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The garden, Squidoo, random

I'm the queen of craptastic titles, I know. It's been hot, not as hot as say, Double Danger (they have a whole "hot as hell" category, you could not pay me enough to live in Texas), but it's getting 90-95F with high humidity and no a/c, and…
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Those hardy enough to survive, thrive

I just harvested enough green beans for dinner tonight. I didn't even know we had more than a few because of all the weeds, but on the 4th we managed to get out there and get a lot done. It looks a lot better but still has a ways to go. The…

Carrots and onions

The list of things that are growing in spite of me (it sure ain't because of me!!): Cucumbers Russet Potatoes Tomatoes (not great, but we do have baby 'maters) Green Beans Carrots Onions Peas (done for the season) Lettuce (it grew…
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Comment math question removed

Hi readers! I appreciate each and every one of you listening to my sadly irregular and strange ranting about all things garden and food. I love to hear from you and I've gotten a lot of emails about how the comments math question is not working.…

Such exciting news

Yeah, not so much! But I finally needed to water yesterday. I need to do more weed control, I might as well not have bothered before. I hate weeds. Mulch, either organic or plastic, will be my friend next year. Don't ask why I didn't use it…