All about the leaves…

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Very early Summer is all about the leaves. Pretty shiny Swiss Chard in a rainbow of colours. Thick juicy Siberian Kale. Crisp and compact Buttercrunch Lettuces that could easily pass for giant green roses. Lovely Red Salad Bowl lettuce looking … Continued

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Tenacity

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Horrors abound… Hail!  Thunderstorms!  Windstorms!  and WAY more than our fair share of Late Frosts. Still the Summer crops march bravely on. Tomatoes are still tucked inside the wire and plastic cloches but they are finally beginning to reach the tops … Continued

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Between the Rains…

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In between the rains… We are trying to take more pictures of the Gardens. This blog is the first time in my life that I have kept any semblance of a Garden Record. I do know how valuable record keeping … Continued

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Gardener’s Log May 2015

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May is the month of Magic! We go from this… To this… To this… And then suddenly there they are!  Great big pretty transplants… This May has gone by in a Flash! We had the most excellent Track-hoe in to … Continued

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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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Broad beans

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The weather is being quite uncooperative so we took the unprecedented step of planting some Broad Beans in cell-packs. Eep! We are putting in a pretty large crop of Broad Beans this year. There was a lot of demand for … Continued

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