Category Archive: Permaculture

The Harvesting of Broccoli: Finally!

All Good Things Come To Those Who Wait is an apt truism when it comes to growing and harvesting broccoli. Broccoli is not the type of vegetable to give you instant gratification.  Broccoli… Continue reading

Backyard – Redux

It’s been one year since we re-landscaped our backyard. Some parts of the project were a hit and other parts were definitely a miss. Some of the highlights are set out below: Hit –… Continue reading

Transitions: Saying Goodbye to My Summer Garden

The garden is beginning its transition. Tomato production is coming to an end; the Italian Heirloom and Juane Negib varieties purchased at the CCMG Annual Tomato Sale are spent, leaving only the Stupice… Continue reading

Potato Bag Gardening: The When, Where and the How. . .

Potato bags are a boon to suburban gardeners like me. My property is in an older development with a not very large backyard. Most of the backyard is taken up by a swimming… Continue reading

Potato/Potahto: Growing Potatoes in the Backyard

You like potato and I like potahto, You like tomato and I like tomahto, Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto! Lets call the whole thing off! (Lyrics by George/Ira Gershwin) This was the first year… Continue reading

Sexing Squash (no mood music required)

A common complaint I’ve heard among gardeners is that although their squash flowered, the blooms eventually fell off without setting any fruit. One of the reasons for this occurrence is that the blossoms… Continue reading