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 by Amy | albertasoapcompany.com (@amy_e_garrett) on Jul 24, 2017 at 4:28pm PDT Save Save Save
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 love to hear your thoughts – what veggies have you successfully regrown?
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 indoors, so we had to wait until we […]
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 according to this, I’ll be in zone 3b to 4a, where the official Canada hardiness map indicates 1b to 2a: http://atlas.agr.gc.ca/agmaf/index_eng.html#context=phz-zrp_en (yeah Alberta is a big […]
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 of container gardening next year to make the whole process easier since […]
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 watering at night so the plants get a chance to use the […]
…and cool. Now if only I could wake up and get motivated. Nah. My poor garden.
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 if you’ve missed my whining on Twitter, you […]
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 husband unit wants […]
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 really well, too bad I let it bolt to seed!) I thinned the carrots […]