Archives for veggies

What’s in the Garden? – K

Categories: Alphabetical Gardening.

It is time for K on the garden tour and at ABC Wednesday. The kitchen garden is a big part of my garden.  I grow tomatoes, potatoes, beans, peas and lots more.  My husband made me three plant tables a few years ago and most of the veggies grow in large containers.  These are right by the deck and it is easy to pop out of the kitchen and pick some fresh food for meals. No bending or deep digging required which is good for my old bones. Kale is one of my favourite veggies and I do grow some in
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What’s in the Garden? – E

Categories: Alphabetical Gardening.

It’s time for my weekly alphabetical garden tour to share what’s in the garden starting with D (birds, plants, whimsy and more). with you and with ABC Wednesday. One of my favourite plants to watch develop are the Egyptian Walking Onions.  They are the first to poke through the ground after the snow and they grow tall and have amazing little onion sets at the top of the green stalks. For a couple of years I grew Elephant Ears.  They are tender perennials here in my garden zone in Ontario, Canada but do grow as perennials in other parts of
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Egyptian Walking Onions

Categories: The Garden 2018 and Vegetables.

~ Egyptian walking onions, also called tree onions, perennial onions, winter onions, or just walking onions belong to the allium genus.  They prefer growing in full sun, are extremely hardy and easy to grow.  I find these onions are fascinating to grow in the garden. They are one of the first plants to poke through the ground in the spring.  At the top of each stem a small bulb starts to grow. From this develops the onion for next year. When the plant gets top heavy the stem bends over and the little onions plant themselves into the ground. After several
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Jerusalem Artichoke

Categories: Vegetables.

J is for Jerusalem Artichoke. Don’t let the name fool you, the Jerusalem Artichoke has nothing to do with artichokes or Jerusalem.It is in the sunflower family and is also called sunroot, sunchoke, or earth apple.  It is a perennial plant that can grow up to 3 meters tall.   This perennial plant with edible roots grows in two spots in the garden … at the back of the fence garden and on the hill garden. Once I realized how tall, and invasive these plants could be I moved them to another couple of spots where there was more space. The
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Growing Bags of Potatoes

Categories: Vegetables.

Nothing beats that taste of homegrown potatoes.  Here is how I grew several bags of potatoes, easily and without the back breaking work of digging them up. The past couple of years I’ve grown potatoes in bushel baskets and containers and you just have to tip them out when it’s time to harvest them.  But last year all the containers were accounted for but I had been getting some big bags over the past couple of years and decided to grow potatoes in bags.  I was inspired by seeing huge bags used as planters at Canada Blooms last year. I started with
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Yummy Veggies

Categories: Seeds and Vegetables.

I love to grow a selection of veggies in containers on my plant tables.  Soon the weather will be nice enough to start planting.  Some veggies like peas, bean and root plants prefer to be planted directly into the soil.  Other veggies like tomatoes and herbs can be started inside and get a head start on growing.
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P for Potatoes

Categories: Vegetables.

I’ve grown potatoes in large bushel baskets for a couple of years now.  I had been doing some reading on the internet and came across some articles about folks that grew potatoes in containers or bushel baskets and I decided to give it a go as I had some bushel baskets just sitting in the garage collecting dust.
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T for Tomatoes

Categories: Vegetables.

T for tomatoes … freshly picked from the garden … mouth watering … delicious … red … yellow … orange … big … small. Tomatoes are always referred to as vegetables yet they  are an edible fruit that belong to the nightshade family.  They are a great source of vitamins and minerals and a  source of lycopene.
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