Flower of the Day – Spring has Sprung

Flower of the Day – Spring has Sprung

Although temperatures are still going up and down in Southern Ontario, the spring season has definitely arrived; in addition to birds singing and looking for a place to nest, grass turning green, and budding trees, I have spotted the first bloom in my backyard, a yellow daffodil (pictured above).  A small forsythia is also blooming, a sure sign for sowing cool-weather crops outdoors, such as carrots, lettuce and radishes, and transplant some of the sturdiest seedlings from indoors ... click on title for more

New Crops 2021

New Crops 2021

The ground is still covered with a white layer of snow in my backyard, but daylight times are getting longer, so I am ready to start some seed indoors.  This year I have found a new-to-me seed and gardening company based in Ontario, Canada, which specializes in herbs, but also has a decent selection of veggies, flowers and garden supplies.  I was blown away by the fact that they carry some Mexican varieties that I have been wanting to grow at home here in Southern Ontario ... click on title for more

Harvest Time – Multiplier Onions

Harvest Time – Multiplier Onions

This summer has been a crazy rollercoaster of super hot days with no precipitation, followed by days of continuous heavy rains, introducing extreme growing patterns in my garden; in particular, this caused my multiplier onion patch to quickly transform into a maze of weeds. After clearing all the brush, I was somewhat surprised to see that my precious crop of multiplier onions had survived and, moreover, it looked ready for harvest … click on title for more