Friday, June 19, 2009

Canadian Vegetable Gardening - Book Review

Douglas Green's Guide to Canadian Vegetable Gardening is succinct and lacking the usual verbal diarrhea. It is obvious that Doug knows that the manure belongs in the garden not on the printed page.

His writing style is an easy gentle and informative read. The centre section of this book focuses on intensive vegetable production. Here Doug covers crop rotation, interplanting and even those vegetables to grow in less than full sun.

His alphabetical list of vegetables and herbs are each distilled ot the necessary information. For me the fun part of the book was the additional information Doug provides on each plant.

Douglas Green's Guide to Canadian Vegetable Gardening is a fine addition to my personal horticultural library.


Progress on our Tomatoes as of Today

Progress on our Tomatoes as of June 19. These monsters are outgrowing their cages.

These are the first tomatoes on our tomato plants. The varieties are "Golden Honey Bunch" & "Windowbox Roma"

Now we need hot weather to get these to ripen!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Backyard Homestead - Book Review

I really like the book "The Backyard Homestead". It gives you all the possibilities, then lets you decide what you can do and have room for. I also liked how it showed you what you can do with what you produce & how best to keep the produce fresh. It really peeks the imagination. I felt motivated.
Now I want chickens, rabbits, ducks & bees. Unfortunately no one else in my family agrees with me.

Daughter #1