August: The Countdown Begins

August: The Countdown Begins

August is prime gardening season in my neck of the woods. June – and July especially – are growth months, the veggies getting situated and racing to take full advantage of the heat and sun. Of course we haven’t had much heat or sun so…

Garden Update: It’s Summer, Baby

Garden Update: It’s Summer, Baby

Well, sort of anyway. More or less it’s summer, at least in terms of the calendar year. June is historically the wettest month in my neck of the woods, and this year has been no exception. In fact, over the past few weeks we’ve broken…

Thoughts On Garden Tracking

Thoughts On Garden Tracking

Over the past week I’ve been thinking a lot about keeping records. I love to keep records (if that wasn’t painfully obvious from the seed bank wiki – and that’s just what I upload to the website!). And it’s not just gardening. I’m an avid…

And Summer Begins

And Summer Begins

I got everything out a bit later than intended this year – but nothing too heinous. We were smacked with a frost warning right at the end of May, so it wasn’t so bad of a thing that I was slightly later than intended (although…

Spring Is Here

Spring Is Here

That’s it, I’m calling it, spring is officially here. For the first time in I-don’t-know-how-long spring actually arrived around the vernal equinox here in Central Alberta, and that alone makes me extremely happy. The snow is melty, the birds are chirping, and yesterday I even…

June Garden Update

June Garden Update

It’s been just shy of four weeks since the garden went in. I was about 7-10 days late planting out this year than I would have liked, and one thing I’ve learned about growing on the prairies is that timing is everything. When I was…