We have been enjoying some wonderful springlike weather here on Gabriola! Sunny and warm over the next week in the forecast with daffodils blooming and many of us enjoying the patios while having a bite to eat. Apologies to my family in Ontario suffering through bitter cold with horrible wind chill factors. One of the… Read more »
One of our favourite things to do at the end of the summer is to enter things in the Fall Fair at the Gabriola Commons. This year all the girls as well as myself and my mother entered displays. The kids entered miniature gardens, dried flower arrangements, cookies, vegetable art and mom and I entered… Read more »
Year of the Cantaloupe
After many years of trying to grow melons with very little luck this year has seen a marked difference! We now have a greenhouse and currently have 5 good sized cantaloupes ripening for our enjoyment. We also have a volunteer melon in the garden of unknown variety that currently has 2 good sized fruit on… Read more »
Let Us Eat Lettuce!
After a somewhat rocky start to the garden this year (thought we were infested with wire worms which turned out to be a variety of centipede) we have an amazing garden! This lettuce is a bolt resistant red butter lettuce which did very well in the heat wave we are just finishing. We split this… Read more »
A day in the Gardens
This past holiday Monday Robyn and I and all the kids headed down to The Commons to help ‘People for a Healthy Community’ get the food bank garden beds ready for planting. Together with a group of volunteers we weeded, mowed, turned soil and planted starts of kale and chard to help get the garden… Read more »