This page will grow along with the plants
Feb 16: It’s starting to look a lot like Spring Time, here around our house…
Feb 22: Look what happened in a week. They greened out BIG time 🙂
March 9: It’s starting to look like a jungle up here, and there’s still more on the way… If you want to see what these plants will produce, click on these links: Tomatoes , Sweet & Hot Peppers , Egg Plants , Summer & Winter Squash
Feel free to browse our Gallery which captures the history & development of our gardens at this location:
We take pride in our gardens
It is our philosophy not to use chemical fertilisers or pesticides, choosing instead to use a mixture of compost and a lot of elbow grease. In 2017 we had a very tasty year with 100 varieties of Tomatoes (most of them heritage), Sweet Potatoes failed, but our Potatoes did well, Peppers (sweet and hot, in all colours and sizes), Cucumbers, Peas, Beans, Kale, Eggplant, Summer and Winter Squash, Okra, Broccolini, Brussel Sprouts, and Garlic. We also cultivate Rhubarb, Black Raspberries, Ground Cherries, Blackberries, and Yellow Raspberries. In 2018 we will do it all over again with the addition of a few new heirloom tomatoes & other yummy surprises.
We know it is impossible to grow everything, so we depend on a network of local farms to fill in the gaps. We bring in local Strawberries from the beginning of June all the way to October, Raspberries from July to September, as well as Wild and Domestic Blueberries from July to September. We also have a driver that goes to the Niagara Region 3 times per week to bring back tree-ripened fruits as they are in season: Cherries, Plums, Apricots, Peaches, Nectarines, and Pears. Corn starts the middle of July and is brought in fresh-picked each morning. We have an organic supply of Carrots & Beets, and a regular supply of Onions, Potatoes, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, and all the salad fixings you could imagine throughout the entire growing season.
Veggie Trail Garlic
We planted our garlic in late October 2017 for the 2018 harvest season. There is a mixture of Red Russian, Bogatyr, Duganski, and a little bit of Music. We expect the scapes will come off mid-June along with some green garlic and garlic shalots. The bulk of the garlic crop should come out of the ground in late July… Good things come to those who wait.