Readers from last fall will remember this post. That day resulted in my frozen shoulder. (still frozen, but no pain for the last couple of months which I am VERY thankful for!) Anyway, here are the veggie gardens starting out: Front left: two kinds of tomatoes (Nova Scotian, Early Girl)
Front right: spinich, 3 kinds of lettuce (2 of which decided not to join us), beets (the newspaper said beets were a great veggie to do with kids since they were so easy to grow. Only 3 beets are growing, so I reseeded them 2 weeks ago. Still no sign of more beets)
Middle left: yellow beans
Middle right: green beans (beans are ok, but not great...beans were one thing I could grow well in Ontario. Nova Scotia seems to be a different story. Maybe the guineas are eating the sprouts?)
Back left: peas (pole and snow)
Back right: potatoes (more on this below)
Out of sight: zuchini and pumpkins
Our neighbours are true country folk, and have the most glorious (and huge) veggie garden. They toured our garden 2 weeks ago and thankfully didn't laugh at our attempts. Some good advice about potatoes, which we have never grown before. Everyone has always said to "hill" postatoes, but I was never very clear on the whole concept. When do you hill them? How high? Why exactly? This might seem silly to someone who has always had a garden, but not to me. Something else I have just learned about:The potato beetle. There have been no potatoes grown on our property for at least 50 years. So where do the beetles come from? I don't know, but I do know that I'm supposed to pick off the beetles by hand and squish them. Yuck. I do it, but I don't have to like it! I suppose it will all be worth it if I get to actually eat any home grown potatoes!
Tonight: we're off to Petite Riviere to see the Porkbelly Futures.
Tomorrow: I'm off to an on site auction in the morning, and Paint Mahone Bay in the afternoon
Sunday: off to the big city of Halifax to Viewpoint Gallery to see a presentation (No Vacancy: A Disappearing History) by Angela Carlsen