Pretty Vegetables

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Vegetable gardens are so lovely. Fantastic leaves, blowsy flowers, scented herbs, amazingly colourful fruits. Wandering in the gardens is so very much like attending a wild kind of art exhibition. I am sure that I will always marvel at this supernatural display … Continued

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Cauliflower

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Today is the day to plant out our first Cauliflower transplants for this year (in the rain… yup). The most vigorous grower appears to be a variety called “Cheddar” and it has it’s namesake bright orange curds (or we hope … Continued

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Right Now!

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Right Now! That is what the world seems to be saying about just about everything these days. These days that are all about plants. This has been a pretty amazing week. The season has begun and our house and greenhouse … Continued

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Happy Day!

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Oh My Lucky Stars! See that shiny truck cresting the hill? That truck carried the lovely new Pebble and Fern Farmstand all the way from Dartmouth. Wow! This nifty little building was crafted by the carpentry students at NSCC (you … Continued

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Five minutes

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Five minutes. That is how long it has felt like Spring this season. Today we had to break down and put the heater on in the little Greenhouse because there is really, truly and completely NO more room in this … Continued

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They’re here!

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This is more like it! Actual vegetables in the actual finally warmed up garden. So much phew! We have planted – Onion seedlings, Kale, Broad Beans, three kinds of Snap Peas, Turnips, Spinach, Parsnips, Radishes and, so far, all the … Continued

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Sticks

Posted in: Garden, Handmade, Wildcrafting | 1

Sticks. Sticks and branches are all natural, fairly easy to come by (often for free!) and also pretty flexible. This makes them perfect for crafting handwoven garden fences, trellises, wattles and hurdles. Big fun! (really, this is actually super fun … Continued

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Send it Back!

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Nuts! This is not the Spring that I ordered. Thank goodness baby onions are pretty cold hardy ’cause they have to go out. It is time and there is no more room for them in here. Seems more than a little bit … Continued

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“Froggy” Day

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So very “froggy” outside and pretty darn cold too! It always comes as an unwelcome surprise just how bitter the sodden wetness of early Spring wind can be. It just cuts right through anything that you try to wear as … Continued

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Hardening Off…

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Hardening off. The growing season at our Pebble and Fern gardens is quite short. This is a fairly cold-Wintered area (cold-Summered too, sigh). To get a good yield of the vegetables that need more frost-free days than our climate permits … Continued

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