Monday, June 29, 2015

Harvest Monday - June 29, 2015

Rain, rain and more rain – that pretty much covers what’s been happening in the last couple of days.
And rain is good…until it’s too much.

When is it too much?  When I harvest my cherries and realize that most of them have split, that’s when:

Some may be cracked but still yummy!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hilltop Beds Update

I have been feeling under the weather lately, having had two colds since the beginning of June and now an ear infection...I actually spent most of the day in bed yesterday and still slept soundly last night which shows me how exhausted I was.  And if that wasn't bad enough, my husband's back is now out after moving a huge log over the weekend and then using the weed wacker in the paths between my raised beds (boy do I feel guilty about that!) - with me moping around and him all hunched over, we were a sorry sight yesterday evening, let me tell you!

This morning, I felt quite a bit better and figured I would finally finish a post I started last week giving a little tour of the hilltop beds.  In case you’re wondering about the Bed #’s, they are sequential & start in the main vegetable garden area.

I still have a ton of work to complete on the hilltop (which I will do a separate post about) so please ignore the grass and weeds :)

Bed #17 - Potatoes

The potatoes are growing like crazy.

6 varieties of potatoes are growing in this bed


Monday, June 22, 2015

Harvest Monday - June 22, 2015

This is the final week of school for my kids, which is always a hectic time.  Even so, I have been able to do quite a lot of work in the garden & am finally getting around to mulching the paths in my main garden bed area.  I have so many different things on the go in the garden right now and have started a few update posts, but it's been difficult to find the time to finish them up.  I'll have to do a push this week to get at least one or two posted.

I also did a lot of harvesting over this past week & I’m so happy that the greens have finally started to flow.  No lettuce yet – I suppose I could have harvested some baby lettuce leaves, but I had plenty of other greens to tide us over, so I decided to leave them.  The harvest on those will start this coming week.

The first harvest of NCK came out of the garden this week.

Siberian Kale

Monday, June 15, 2015

Harvest Monday - June 15, 2015

Having missed Harvest Monday last week, I have quite a few things to show today.

The most exciting harvest this past week was the turnips - that's right, I said turnips.  And that says a lot considering I also had my first strawberry harvest.  That's how incredibly good they were...boy have I been missing out!

White Lady Turnip

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Flinging in Toronto

I’m back.  I’m exhausted but at the same time exhilarated.  I have just spent over 4 days, for at least 12 hours a day, in the company of an amazing group of people.  They were all gardeners – can you imagine?  I couldn’t either until I actually did it.  I was at the 2015 Garden Bloggers Fling, which was held in Toronto this year.

Thursday, June 4, 2015


This will be my first year growing potatoes.  Whenever you grow something for the first time, it’s  always a learning experience, of course, but potatoes are especially so.  From purchasing the seed potatoes, to chitting, to hilling (if you plan to do that)…the mechanics of growing potatoes bear little resemblance to other types of veg.

Potato Bed - 3 weeks

Monday, June 1, 2015

Harvest Monday - June 1, 2015

This past week I harvested my first ever good crop of radishes:

From left to right:
1 Scarlet Globe, 2 Easter Egg & 5 French Breakfast