Category Archives: Growing Food

The Potato Bins

The potatoes planted in our bins of coconut weir have now sprouted! 

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Beats Peat Coconut Coir for Growing Potatoes 

Last year during the gardening season I tried to make a pallet garden. Sadly that did not work out as well as I had hoped and I have basically given up on it in favour of planting potatoes in bins … Continue reading

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Planting Asparagus 

It was a warm and sunny morning so my immediate impulse was to get outside and do some gardening.   Yesterday I was at Gardenworks over in Burnaby and I picked up a bag of asparagus roots. Today I prepped … Continue reading

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Pallet Garden Update

My pallet garden “experiment” has not gone as well as I had hoped. I managed to get a few feedings of spinach, radicchio and kale out of the garden but it quickly dried up whereas the spinach and kale growing … Continue reading

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Front Yard Gardening

I have blogged Front Yard Garden and I will probably blog about it again in the future but quite simply, I love my front yard garden. And if anyone tells you they don’t have time for gardening, they don’t understand … Continue reading

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Chayote Squash

I have discovered (much like Europeans say they “discovered” North America) a very tasty and intriguing new vegetable – the chayote squash. Next to my mother’s home lives a Chinese family and the grandmother from that home is wild about … Continue reading

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Urban Digs Farm in Burnaby

Today we went on an urban-farm adventure in our neighbouring city of Burnaby and visited in real life a place that I frequently “visit” online – Urban Digs Farm. Yesterday I read a news piece about how the ongoing drought … Continue reading

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Zero Mile Diet Workshop at Coquitlam’s Inspiration Garden

Although my frontyard garden is sort of coming to a close, the reality is, growing veggies isn’t just for the summer. Many veggies (read that as kale) benefit from maturing over the winter and harvesting in the spring. As well, … Continue reading

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Sprouts

I remember when I was a kid living back on the family farm, we didn’t gave good and reliable refrigeration or access to fresh veggies so we always had jars of sprouts in a variety of stages of readiness. Alfalfa, … Continue reading

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Raspberries and Whipped Cream

Yes, I have been away from my eating in the burbs blog for far too long. I have been doing my part and eating, I just haven’t had a minute to sit down to write and share photos. So to … Continue reading

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