When I decided to grow a short row of pickling cucumbers to try selling a couple of years ago, I had no idea what I was in for! People go nuts for pickling cukes and really who doesn’t love pickles? The great thing about pickling is you can work to find the perfect recipe
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Maybe it’s the Italian blood coursing through my veins or maybe it’s the challenge, but growing great tomatoes is a priority for me every year. For me, great tomatoes start with growing strong seedlings that will transplant well. My seed starting post goes over my top basic tips for starting all seeds but different
Growing up, I spent much of my summer holidays on my grandparents cattle ranch in the Kettle Valley. We would travel to Osoyoos to shop and on the way home we would stop at fruit stands to pick up fruit for eating and canning. We often bought melons picked that day from the field;
Watching my kids faces when they see the first ripe strawberry of the season or they bite into crunchy snowpeas in the spring gives me such a happy feeling. My kids have been included in our garden since they were babies. My son got his own garden plot at 2 and this year my
When you think “garden fresh” is there a more quintessential vegetable that comes to mind than the carrot? Carrots are probably one of the most popular vegetables grown in the home garden and they are our best seller at the Farmer’s Market. My children have been known to crunch on fresh carrots pulled from
Mason jars filled with bright zinnias, pumpkin coloured calendula and bold sunflowers are one of my earliest memories of flowers. My love for flowers most definitely comes from my mom. My mom grew up on a ranch and as an adult she combined her knowledge of farming with her creative side and she has
If you are a gardener, a perfect winter evening might involve you sitting by the fire pouring over seed catalogues and dreaming about the season ahead. My kids love looking at seed catalogues with me and if it were up to them we would probably grow EVERYTHING in our gardens! While ordering seeds is exciting,
I know garden season has started when doing stairs seriously becomes part of my workout routine and Jeff is teasing me for treating plants like babies! The dream is to one day have a proper greenhouse with an automated watering system and precise temperature control, but that day is not today and I have