Category: garden

Saxifraga x petraschii ‘Kasper Marla Ste…

Saxifraga x petraschii ‘Kasper Marla Sternberg’
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How to grow plants without using soil as a gro…

How to grow plants without using soil as a growing media. Here are 5 most popular options for growing plants.

http://gardening-abc.com/different-soilless-media-for-growing-plants/

Primula auricula ‘Blush Baby’ 👌…

Primula auricula ‘Blush Baby’ 👌👌
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Androsache sempervivoides #horticulture #garde…

Androsache sempervivoides
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April 17 Just a quick update on my tomato see…

April 17

Just a quick update on my tomato seedlings – they’re coming along nicely, most with two sets of true leaves after just over 2 weeks. Three of the original set didn’t sprout so I replanted those – that’s why a couple seedlings are behind the others.

The sprouts are maybe getting a little leggy; the setup I have doesn’t let me put the light as close to the pots as I’d like. I’m not too concerned about it, though. When I plant my tomatoes I always bury them up to the top few sets of leaves anyway, because tomatoes will grow roots from the buried stem and leaf nodes. This actually improves the root structure of the plant!

Saxifraga ferdinandi-coburgi rhodopes #horticu…

Saxifraga ferdinandi-coburgi rhodopes
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April 5, 2018 First batch sprouting, second b…

April 5, 2018

First batch sprouting, second batch sown.

Mar 31, 2018 It’s time to start tomatoes! …

Mar 31, 2018

It’s time to start tomatoes!

I like to experiment, so I like to try a new variety every year. Starting with seeds gives you more options than waiting for seedlings from the garden centre, so every year I end up with a whole packet of tomato seeds when I only need one plant.

So I plant one for myself, and one for my mom, and for my father-in-law, and then I still have a handful left. This year I thought “oh, maybe Coworker A will want one!” and sure enough he did, so then I thought well, perhaps Coworkers B and C might also, I know they garden too. I posed the question in our Coworker group chat, and long story short…

I’m now growing eleven tomatoes.

Flowers this gorgeous deserve close-ups!

Flowers this gorgeous deserve close-ups!

March 26, 2018 Started up my veggie garden ye…

March 26, 2018

Started up my veggie garden yesterday with two new self-watering planters from a local startup called Patch Planters.

Last fall I decided I wanted to downsize from my large storage tub planter (not coincidentally while I was mucking out roughly 40L of soil from said planter).

I saw these little guys at the BC Home & Garden show a few weeks back and was intrigued. The planters are small (shoebox sized), lightweight, and collapsible. Each holds about 4-5” of soil and roughly 3L of water. They’re made mostly of materials I’d describe as “sort of like tarp” and “some kind of coated paper? fabric??” so I’m a little skeptical of how well they’ll hold up after a full season outdoors, but I’m excited to find out!

Right now I’ve got a third of each planter sown with an Easter Egg radish and a mesclun. Over the next two weeks I’ll fill in the remaining two-thirds and see if I can’t get a succession crop going.