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Day 15: The Peppers Make An Appearance

Well, they took their time, but bell peppers are fickle little beasts and it's only barely warm enough in my little make-shift indoor greenhouse. Day 15 and I was starting to wonder if I needed to get a heat mat, but the first one peeked up…
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The one where the seedlings saved the houseplants

It's the best time of the season - the days are getting longer, and we have spurts of spring mingling with snow, but hard winter is done. The water and septic line heat tapes are unplugged - the next electric bill will be considerably lower!Last…

Cayenne Peppers in bloom

This is the extent of my gardening this year, but even this little bit makes me happy!  2 cayenne chili blooms. They're so cute. #alberta #canada #gardening #garden #tinygarden #cayenne #chili #growing #plant #organic A post shared by Amy…
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Compost that scrap – or regrow it?

If you're tossing all your scraps into your compost pile, read this before you toss any more! Here's some of my favourite things to regrow, though many more plants can be regrown. PotatoesRomaine Lettuce & CabbageCelery Celery…
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Raised bed & tub gardening

What a difference a thousand miles makes. In Oregon, the garden (and weeds) was growing like crazy by the end of May; here in Alberta it's only just warmed up enough to take a chance at planting outside. We were too busy this year to start seeds…
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In the zone

Here's a clue (less of a clue and more an obvious answer, thanks to some paperwork being finalized) where I'm going to be gardening at next spring: http://www.plantmaps.com/interactive-alberta-plant-zone-hardiness-map.phpBut according…
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Almost done for the year

The last of the potatoes and onions got harvested yesterday. The onions were trying to flower, I guess it's been this bizarre 'super hot to below normal temps' weather. All that is left are a few cucumbers and tons of tomatoes. I'm thinking…
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The one where I complain about the weather again

Makes me wonder if the weather dudes don't read my blog and decide to crank it up a notch cause the previous highs weren't high enough!Right now, I'd much prefer freezing cold.Yes, I'm fighting a migraine from it! Fun, fun.I'm watering…

It’s cloudy…

...and cool. Now if only I could wake up and get motivated.Nah.My poor garden.
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The garden, Squidoo, random

I'm the queen of craptastic titles, I know.It's been hot, not as hot as say, Double Danger (they have a whole "hot as hell" category, you could not pay me enough to live in Texas), but it's getting 90-95F with high humidity and no a/c, and…
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Those hardy enough to survive, thrive

[image links are broken after several hosting moves, hoping to find backups somewhere]I just harvested enough green beans for dinner tonight. I didn't even know we had more than a few because of all the weeds, but on the 4th we managed…

Carrots and onions

[image links are broken after several hosting moves, hoping to find backups somewhere]The list of things that are growing in spite of me (it sure ain't because of me!!):Cucumbers Russet Potatoes Tomatoes (not great, but we do have…