Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spring Has Sprung - Veggie Garden Time!

When the snow thaws, and the bird song becomes an excited orchestra, and the sunshine feels a bit warmer, and the fresh air smells a little sweeter... these are my favourite signs of Spring. Just the word feels green and new! Time to plant some veggie seeds and get the garden ready...
Seeds from Halifax Seed, and some great gardening books, including our local gardener extraordinaire, Niki Jabbour!

Tomatoes, Bok Choi, Peas and Beans, Spinach, Kale, Chard, Edamame, Celery, Cabbage, Parsnips, Carrots, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Lettuces, Watermelon... oh and Sunflowers :)


YAY! Sprouting....

So cute! So full of life-giving promise...

Tiller belt issues. Had to exchange it for one that didn't conk out 20 times.

Beautiful, fertile soil!

A little added compost full of manure and wood chips.

Black landscaping fabric will hopefully cut down on the weeding, and keep the soil warm and moist.
Daina, Spring 2013

Are you planting a garden, too? Any tips or favourite veggies you'd like to share?

xo D


  1. and you think you have only One bunny? I think Peter has spread the word... hear the thumpings beyond the brush? where's the carrot patch :D
    ps... jealous over here, expecting 30-40cm in next two days Plus the drifts. BUT Sunny Today :D

    1. I got a picture of the bunny yesterday! He's so cute and fat (or maybe a preggy She?). So sad you're getting so much snow! Ah well, nothing like a bit of back-breaking exercise... plus Spring will be So much more Welcome when it finally arrives. xoxo

  2. Wow, thanks for the local literary love! Great post.. I look forward to following your progress. These past few days have been spectacular - weather-wise and I've been busy digging, weeding and seeding too.. :)

    1. Ahh it's you! Oh boy, the pressure is on now ;) Niki, I've got a few gardening books that I thought were good, and I've flipped through several more, but yours is exceptional. I feel spoiled that your experience is right here in NS, and I love knowing that there is no reason why I can't have fresh veggies all year. My husband and I have been really inspired by this book. We put up grow lights in the basement, I planted a huge variety from seed that I will transplant into our garden, plus I planted 4 rows directly in the garden. There is so much I know I haven't done right, like the timing (we're a bit late!) and checking soil pH, but we'll get it right some day. It's so exciting! Happy Spring :)


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