Harvesting from the freezer: cooking with frozen vegetables from your garden

Harvesting from the freezer: cooking with frozen vegetables from your garden

Believe it or not, as a gardener, winter is a season I look forward to all year. Sure, I don’t get to spend all my time in my garden, but I do get to take a break from the rhythms of harvesting and yard work, and instead revive summer’s bounty by cooking with frozen vegetables….

What to plant in August: 2015 edition

What to plant in August: 2015 edition

It’s the height of summer. In our garden, things are doing surprisingly well, despite the severe drought and Stage 3 watering restrictions Vancouver currently faces. I credit our rich soil for that. It soaks up water like a sponge with just the minimal hand-watering we’ve been doing every few days. Yesterday, I tried giving a…

What to do with a bumper crop

What to do with a bumper crop

The other day, after a couple of weeks of travel, I returned to the garden to discover that it had become a jungle. Our tiny chard seedlings were now full-sized plants. Our tomato vines had sprouted multiple stems. The carrots I’d seeded were badly in need of thinning. It took me two nonstop days to…

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