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Meeting Frank

Pat had a day off this week and we made the trek into Etobicoke to a special little place where we like to buy our vegetable plants. It isn’t a store, exactly–more like a parking lot-turned-nursery for a few months … Continue reading

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The Great Tomato Mystery

I planted two kinds of tomato seeds this year. I then lost one of the packets. Whoops. The packet I have is for an heirloom variety that I found at Canada Blooms. They are called Watermelon Beefsteak, and according to … Continue reading

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Sex in the garden

Not me, silly. The plants! A friend of mine, K., lives in a manse. She not only has a lovely landscaped yard with mature perennial beds, but a good friend who likes to garden in it. And, since both of these … Continue reading

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A bleeding heart story

Today is cool and overcast, with a few scattered raindrops, so I am spending my day indoors. Looking out the kitchen window, I can see the white bleeding heart just beginning to fill out. The tiny white buds are pretty … Continue reading

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A royal morning

I enjoyed watching the royal wedding. I was invited to a royal slumber party, in fact, and had a fabulous time with four fabulous women. I wore my plaid pyjamas (royal stewart!) and we all had on white gloves, of course. … Continue reading

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Stayin’ alive

The good news is I have some great-looking sprouts in my kitchen windows. The leeks are going gangbusters, the tomatoes have the beginning of the first set of true leaves, the pots of Lupins a gorgeous green and even the tiny shoots of Maltese … Continue reading

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Wait and pray

So far, nothing. After planting my first batch of seeds, I placed them on an old tray–one Pat brought home from work with leftover sandwiches, I think–and made sure they were kept moist. I placed the whole tray on top of the stove … Continue reading

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Sowing the first seeds

It may be snowy outside, but in my kitchen it smells like spring. The seed starting mix has a wonderful aroma–rain, robins and earth all rolled into one! I could not have been happier than to open that bag and … Continue reading

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