Category Archives: Gardening

The Dirt On Growing Sweet Potatoes

Community/allotment gardening year five: I have certainly thought about blogging about gardening during the past season but that’s as far as it got.  Thinking about it.  Don Marquis, an American poet and journalist said “procrastination is the art of keeping up with … Continue reading

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Community Gardening-Year Four

We are well into our fourth year of tending our 1,000 sq. ft. community garden plot.  Looking back: Year One Our first year was about discovery and learning the ropes.  It had to be about something for it certainly wasn’t about … Continue reading

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Gardening Hint Spurs A Revelation

Winter continues to hang on, even though it is now officially spring.  We had 10+ cm of snow yesterday.  It will be -18 tonight.  We have lived in Ottawa for a decade and sometimes by this time of year the … Continue reading

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A Day Of Harvest

Yesterday was a perfect fall day to bring in most of the garden’s bounty.  We will be getting frost warnings soon and I figure it’s just best to get going while the going is good.   The gardening season is … Continue reading

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September Gardening

Crop Report: At our community garden only a couple of weeks ago the gardens looked mature, green and bountiful.   Now the gardens have been partly harvested and cleaned, plants are turning brown and the soil, which was mostly obscured by … Continue reading

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Late August Garden Ups and Downs aka Three Parsnips

We are working alongside Mother Nature for another growing season.  She’s been mostly tolerant with us although she continues to let us know who has the upper hand.  This past few years of active vegetable gardening has made me realize … Continue reading

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Someone Wrote “Grow Your Soul”

In our community garden, someone wrote “grow your soul” on the billboard next to Hope Garden. The Shepherds of Good Hope is a mission “dedicated to compassion”.  Located in downtown Ottawa, ON, the mission has several programs, one of them is … Continue reading

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