Rock Garden: Before and After Photos

Hey guys, If you’ve been following me at all, you’ve already seen my post about the mixed flower and vegetable garden that we have out front. The main garden (aka the rock garden) that I use for growing veggies is located on the other side of the house, at the top of a small hill […]

The Front Garden: Mixed Flowers and Veggies

Hey guys, As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve been editing my photos from the past few months. The front garden photos are now ready. This garden bed was the first area to thaw in the spring, so I planted radishes and other cold-hardy veggies until the weather warmed up enough to plant flowers […]

The Garden Plot: Summer 2018 Update

Hey fellow gardeners, foodies, and nature lovers! How’s your summer going so far? The weather has been brutal here. If you live in Eastern Canada or the Northeastern U.S., you already know about the record-breaking heat waves we had this month. Here in Ottawa, our Canada Day celebrations were cut short by the highest humidex ever recorded: […]

Update on the Backyard and Front Garden

So I’ve been working on the back yard and the front garden for the past few years. When I first moved in with my then-boyfriend (now fiance!) in 2015, The back yard was an oasis of concrete and dog poop. The front yard wasn’t much better — the garden bed was covered with a thick […]

How to Grow Legumes: Yin-Yang Beans

Are you looking to grow something different this year? If you’re anything like me, you want to break the monotony of growing tomatoes, carrots, basil, and other common vegetables and herbs. Or, maybe you’re thinking of long-term survival strategies. As a fan of “The Walking Dead,” I cannot help but imagine the worst and ask […]

The 2016 Garden Plot Harvest

Somehow I never got around to posting photos of the harvest this year, so I’ll post them all now as a yearly summary. As you can see, my eggplants did the best. I finally got a watermelon to grow, although I think it was under-ripe when I picked it. I didn’t take photos of all […]

2016 Garden Plot Review, Surprise Plants, Butternut Squashes and a Ripening Pumpkin

I can’t believe it’s September already! This gardening season is passing by quickly. Despite the challenges that I faced this season, there have also been rewards. Take a look at the plot and the transformation it has gone through. RIGHT SIDE OF PLOT At the size of 25 feet by 50 feet, the plot won’t […]