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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.
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The July Garden

Categories: The Garden 2016.

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

Categories: Alphabetical Gardening.

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

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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