by Donna Balzer | Mar 14, 2023 | Food, GARDENING, Greenhouse, Landscaping Tips
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by Donna Balzer | Mar 12, 2023 | Food
According to my Three Year Garden Gratitude Journal, my Oregon Giant peas were already well up by March 8th last year and starting to climb their fence in my garden. But because it has been colder with snow on the ground…..
by Donna Balzer | Mar 11, 2023 | Food, GARDENING, Greenhouse, Uncategorized
Once I dig in I discover there are 139 varieties listed on the Dwarf Tomato Project website and I know I can’t try them all. I specifically want to try a few new varieties for my greenhouse without reading all the many plant descriptions so I ask an artificial intelligence program to suggest the top ten dwarf tomato varieties
by Donna Balzer | Jul 5, 2022 | Bugs & Buggers, Food, Gadgets, GARDENING, Landscaping Tips, Uncategorized I am washing lettuce when I see a smallish “worm” on a leaf. Not a slug – that is usually a greyish-brown colour. The insect on my lettuce is white to clear-bodied, with black inner organs showing through the skin. The bug is about 1/2 an inch or 1 cm in...
by Donna Balzer | Apr 12, 2022 | Food Prepping & Planting Tomatoes According to my soil thermometer, the soil temperature in my greenhouse is finally 50 degrees F (10 degrees C) so I prep the soil and plant this year’s tomato crop. Prepping the soil involves adding an inch of compost from...
by Donna Balzer | Feb 16, 2022 | Food, GARDENING, Greenhouse
It’s a new gardening year and the only thing I know for sure is that it is time to start scanning the shops, the online catalogues and your existing seeds to make a plan for growing your own food. There is a lot of seed shuffling between now and harvest and gardeners are at the starting gate in February. Ready, set, grow.