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…

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…

July 2015: What to plant

July 2015: What to plant

Pardon the cliche, but I really can’t believe it’s almost July already. On Saturday morning, while picking an overwhelming amount of peas, I thought back to March and the excitement I had when I first planted this year’s seeds. Would they sprout? Would I get a decent harvest? It seemed to take forever for those plants to…

June 2015: what to plant

June 2015: what to plant

I’ve been away from my garden for two and a half weeks, and it’s tearing me apart. Late spring is prime time in the garden and here I am, missing key planting dates. Don’t get me wrong — life is great. It’s just been really busy.

What to plant in May: 2015 edition

What to plant in May: 2015 edition

If you take a close look at the West Coast Seeds planting chart, you might notice an interesting detail: there are more seeds that you can plant in May than any other month of the year. And while your climate might be different from ours in coastal British Columbia, chances are that, if you live…

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