Book: How To Grow More Vegetables*

A longstanding favorite gardening book of mine is How To Grow More Vegetables* (and fruits, nuts, berries, grains, and other crops) by John Jeavons.

An excellent reference book to keep in your library, this book addresses many aspects of veggie gardening: building soil, bed preparation, composting, fertilizing, seed propagation and planning. There’s even little diddies in there on companion planting and the biointensive method of gardening.

The focus of the book is on organic, sustainable practices, all the while growing high  quality veggies in high yields.

I found this a great beginner’s book, with loads of very useful information compiled into one place. Yet, I keep it in my library year after year as a reference for the . . . → Read More: Book: How To Grow More Vegetables*

A New Adventure in Local Farming

2011.

Wow..time flies!

It seems like we arrived in north central Saskatchewan only a short time ago. It was 12:05 am in early June 2008. Filled with wonder, excitement & expectation – exhausted after a 7 hour drive with all our worldly possessions – we collapsed into sleep for the night.

The next day, as planned, the garden plot was being scoped out. It had been a dry spring. The soil was dusty and parched. The vegetable seedlings that had been painstakingly raised and transported from our far away Alberta home would have to wait. Irrigation began.

Despite the late start that summer, we had a bumper crop of . . . → Read More: A New Adventure in Local Farming