Tag: Gardening

2020 garden update: pond, pot and potatoes

2020 garden update: pond, pot and potatoes

Over the seven years that we’ve lived in our current home, we’ve transformed the backyard into a robust urban garden. We moved here in August 2013 and left things as they were for the first year. In 2015, we built a fence to enclose the 

Starting Seeds Indoors & Cold Stratification

Starting Seeds Indoors & Cold Stratification

Though it still seems early in the year, gardening season is well underway in Edmonton. Last Sunday I bought a number of seeds from the annual Seedy Sunday, mainly from Harmonic Herbs—a 15-acre farm up near Barrhead. I picked up some veggie cultivars, both common favourites and some more 

Cold frame gardening in Edmonton

Cold frame gardening in Edmonton

The earth is damp and aromatic with the rich scent of early spring. The day is unseasonably (unreasonably) warm—11 degrees at the very beginning of March—and that warmth is predicted to hold steady through the next week at least; it could very well be the 

Edmonton’s 2014 Food Year in Review & Predictions for 2015

Edmonton’s 2014 Food Year in Review & Predictions for 2015

You’ve seen enough annual year in review lists; here’s one more. I put together a collection of food trends over the past year, concentrated on local Edmonton stuff but with an eye to the greater food world. There’s also some predictions for this new year: 

How do you like them apples?

How do you like them apples?

Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton is doing good things around town. The group, which started in 2009, has rescued countless pounds of fruit over the past five years. But there is so much more that could be saved – they need your help! I profiled OFRE