Monday, July 30, 2012

Sugar Baby Melon Contest

A friendly competition between Freidasgarden and myself to see who can grow the largest Sugar Baby Melon. If you are growing Sugar Babies please feel free to join us. Have a look at Freida's video and subscribe to both of our channels so you can follow the progress.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Chinese Radish in the Japanese Pickle -Tsukemono Press

Harvested all of my Chinese/Daikon Radish and made my first batch of pickles in my new Japanese Pickle Press.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Som Sabadell flashmob

On the 130th anniversary of the founding of Banco Sabadell we wanted to pay homage to our city by means of the campaign "Som Sabadell" (We are Sabadell) . This is the flashmob that we arranged as a final culmination with the participation of 100 people from the Vallès Symphony Orchestra, the Lieder, Amics de l'Òpera and Coral Belles Arts choirs.

En el 130º aniversario de la creación de Banco Sabadell hemos querido rendir un homenaje a nuestra ciudad con la campaña "Som Sabadell". Esta es la flashmob que realizamos como colofón final con la participación de más de 100 personas de la Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès y los coros Lieder y Amics de l'Òpera y la Coral Belles Arts.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July 17, 2012 Chinese Radish or Turnip

Harvesting one of the giant Chinese Radish also called a Turnip, on the way to the hoop house I stop to show you and endangered species wild flower blooming for the first time in my garden.

Canada Lilly - Lilium Canadense

I'm so excited I've been waiting 4 or 5 years for this plant to bloom from a one year old seedling that I ordered from a company in Quebec. Just one bloom this year and only 2 feet tall but as it continues to develop in future years it will get much taller and have more blossoms. An endangered native species I'm so pleased to have one and hope to save seed from it to grow more.From Wikipedia : Lilium canadense, commonly called either the Canada Lily, Wild Yellow-Lily, or the Meadow Lily, is a native of eastern North America. Flowers emerge in June, and are nodding, yellow, orange or red, with spots. The plant has become less common in urban and suburban areas due to heavy browsing by the white-tailed deer• Habitat: moist meadows, wood margins • Height: 2-5 feet • Flower size: 2-3 inches wide • Flower color: yellow, orange, or red • Flowering time: June to July • Origin: nativeFound in N.B., N.S., Ont., Que.; Ala., Conn., Del., D.C., Ga., Ky., Maine, Md., Mass., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Vt., Va., W.Va. [1]This plant is on the endangered species list of COSEWIC (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada).[2]The flower buds and roots were once gathered and eaten by North American Indians.
Canada Lilly - Lilium Canadense

Friday, July 13, 2012

My New Rocket Stove

I finally broke down and bought a Rocket Stove, I've wanted one for years and have watched dozens of youTube videos with people demonstrating them, so there isn't anything new here I just though I would make this video as some of my subscribers might not have seen one and hopefully will find this little demonstration interesting.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

July 5th succession sowing and a visit to the hoop house.

Starting some cool weather crops for transplant into the hoop house later this summer as replacements for the summer crops as they finish. Transplanting the wild New Brunswick river grapes that I started from cuttings. A look around the hoop house at corn, peppers, strawberries, eggplant and tomatoes which are all performing well right now. Also a look at my Amazon Jungle Peanuts which are in bloom.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Evening quality time with the girls

Out enjoying the evening watching the hens while they free range. You also get a look at lucky who has done a lot of growing sine she/he hatched April 17th.