Archives for veggies

The July Garden

July is here and the pace of living and blogging has slowed right down.   The weather is gorgeous for sitting in the garden to watch, read, knit, crochet, craft and photograph. In fact some days it has been so humid, even the shade feels hot.  Thursday was one of those days when the humidex was close to 40 Celsius so even sitting in the shade is hot. So I took the opportunity to spend some time putting together five things from the garden this month to share with Five on Friday. The first to share is the gorgeous yucca.  The
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What’s in the Garden? – K

What’s in the Garden? – K March 11, 2016 We are March-ing right along into the month with items in the garden that start with K.  Friday’s Hunt is the letter k, a favourite and a flower this week. 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.
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Yummy Veggies

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

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

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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