Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Time to put some plants outdoors!

I made an executive decision this week.    I declare that we've seen the last frost in Vancouver already, and that it is time to get planting.   So I did!

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Side project - the rotten, mossy deck!

A side-project for this summer, which I really should have done last summer, is to completely replace our rotten, mossy deck, which really can't last any longer in its current state.   Here are the "before" pictures.   If I don't have something significantly better to show by 1st August then I hereby give permission to anybody reading this to tell me off!

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Lettuce for lunch

Some plants in my shelter at work survived the winter and are actually growing again now. So I actually got some fresh lettuce for lunch yesterday!

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Saturday, 9 March 2013

A treat for the plants!

Today was a special treat for the plants.   I've transferred the beans and peas into 3" pots and all of the plants have been able to sit outside in the sun for quite a few hours.   What a lovely day!

Speedy beans


All the seedlings on the table.   I've planted onions, leeks and zucchini in the spots vacated by the beans and peas.

A bud starting to open on one of the apple trees.

Leeks which have made it through the winter under cover.

Buds appearing on the pear tree.

Buds on the white currant bush.

The sage also made it through the winter (just) with no shelter.

Carrots coming along nicely.

Covered raised bed ready for action (with bunting courtesy of Kathryn and Ian!)

"Fruit tree row" ready for year #2.   Apples, plums, cherries, berries and currants.

I'm afraid to say that these tomato seedlings appear to have given up the ghost.    Not enough light, I think, and then they've wilted horribly after being transplanted.