How to do a fall garden cleanup

How to do a fall garden cleanup

The beginning of fall can often feel like a “second spring” in the garden. The other day, I discovered that our cantaloupes – a mostly failed experiment that yielded one perfect but tiny melon – had started to set fruit again. Crocuses are poking their heads out of the ground. Bees are coming out to…

How to harvest vegetables and save water

How to harvest vegetables and save water

This past weekend, Vancouver had its first rain in a long time. I’ve never been so excited for cloudy skies. But we’re not out of the woods with B.C.’s drought yet. Vancouver has recently entered stage 3 watering restrictions, a step up from the stage 2 restrictions we faced earlier this summer. Now, only hand-watering…

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…

© Abundant City 2017.