Showing posts from April, 2015

Growing Vegetables in Containers

I have been growing a wide array of vegetables in an even wider assortment of containers for many years.

"There is nothing like eating a tomato that you have grown yourself. The same eating pleasure goes for carrots, cabbages and just about any vegetable that you can name. You do not need a large space to grow your own food. All you need is a balcony, patio, deck or other small space to experience the wonders of food that you grow yourself." More


May 1 in the Tribune, marigolds, a personal favourite.

Marigolds pull at least a triple duty in the home garden. They look good; keep bugs at bay, and the gem variety, add flavour to meals



Hot Peppers

This week's article in the Tribune: Growing hot peppers. I am growing Hungarian Black peppers this year.

How do you know how hot a pepper is, the Scoville scale is the answer. The Scoville scaleis the measurement of the heat of chili peppers as reported in Scovilleheat units(SHU), a function of capsaicin concentration. The scale is named after its creator, American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville.

Bee Balm and Ants


Workshop: Introduction to Permaculture

Coming soon in Dalhousie NB. Introduction to permaculture design; ethics, principles, water and soil.  Saturday April 25 and Sunday April 26. Class is full.


I am patiently waiting for snow in backyard and on all the gardens I tend to, to melt. Fortunately, there is still planning and organizing garden-related activities and events.