Isabelle’s Garden Notes, … August!

The month of August has been good to our garden. As you can see, everything is green! We do not lack water this year for sure !! The most impressive are my pumpkin and zucchini plants. My pumpkin plants are even climbing the fence and we will have dozens of red pumpkins (Cinderella types) in…

Isabelle’s Garden Notes: July!

In the last month we have had so much rain and sun that the plants grew, grew  and grew!! I have not yet needed to water our garden: nature does it by itself !! What a change from last year. Here is an overview of the garden. In our tub you can see the Fava…

Isabelle’s Garden Notes: June!

This year we had such a rainy Spring that we were not able to start working and planting in our garden before the end of May. We will see what kind of harvest we will have. When I look at June posts from past years I see the plants were much bigger than they are…

May: What’s new on the farm!!

The weather has continued to warm slowly, and by the middle/end of the month we finally began to see the sun and get less rain. We had so much rain that some areas of Eastern Ontario and Quebec were severely flooded. A state of emergency had to be declared in several cities and there was…

Isabelle’s Garden Notes: June/July

The garden is growing really well this year. Our tomato plants already have small tomatoes and our peppers have little peppers. The loofahs (sponges to be) have beautiful leaves (I can not wait to see the fruit). We water the garden from our rain barrel. We need one full barrel per day. Jacques fills it…

May, In the garden!

We finally took the time to till the ground and plant seeds: some lettuce, beets, beans, onions, carrots, broccoli, red cabbage, zucchinis,…We added tomato plants, cucumbers, melons, green peppers and a small strawberry plant. Some herbs too : basil, cilantro, parsley, chives, luffa. I hope this one will grow because with my friend Grey Dove, we…

March, Neither Winter Nor Spring

Originally posted on thehopefulherbalist:
Suddenly it’s March, the setting sun lights up the snowy mountains, a North wind blows and the garden shivers. Days grow longer if not warmer; the setting sun wreaths the island in ribbons of red and orange. Wrapped in several layers and making the most of recent dry weather, the increasing piles of…

Listening to Nature

Originally posted on Strawberries in the Desert:
It’s winter here in Australia and I get the feeling my troublesome garden is trying to tell me something. The lime tree is losing its leaves, the climbing honeysuckle has fallen away from the wall, the plum tree – which has never produced anything edible unless you happen…