Category: Growing Food

Growing Food

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 full of coconut coir. We are using 68 L Rubbermaid bin’s half filled with coconut […]

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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 the garden bed and planted the asparagus roots.  Funny thing, in order to fully understand […]

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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 in the other garden boxes have continued to flourish and produce. Another problem with the […]

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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 how easy it is to grow food. Because we live along a very busy street, […]

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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 gardening. They have every single inch of their backyard growing some kind of an edible […]

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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 in California may drive the price of broccoli up to the $7 a pound mark. […]

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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, our mild west-coast climate allows gardeners to grow and harvest over the winter season with […]

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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, radish, cabbage, broccoli and fenugreek were some of the sprouts we would have. These fenugreek […]

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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 tide you over until I can do my review of Earnest Ice Cream (brought to […]