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Growing Community: It begins

Garden preparation started in mid-February after months of anticipatory planning. This year I would get a jump on things by being ready to plant at the first possible moment. The first bona fide gardening act of the season was to … Continue reading

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Urban food gardening, part 5: harvest time

Is November still considered “harvest time”? My North American upbringing has me associating the harvest with late August to October, with the requisite pumpkins, apples, golden sunlight (when it’s not raining), and random haystacks. An unidentified farm vehicle and a … Continue reading

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Urban food gardening, part 4: site maintenance

Time moves slowly in the first weeks after sowing seed. You’re watering very carefully, waiting for the first tiny greens to break through the soil. You watch for growth, measured daily, and write veggie due dates in your calendar. With … Continue reading

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Urban food gardening, part 3: from seed…

When did my favourite reading become a seed catalogue? Such publications are fascinating, really. A wealth of information, tidily packaged into concise boxes with pictures, descriptive text, and icons for growing seasons and heirloom status. Though not strictly necessary, some … Continue reading

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Follow the white radish

I have a confession to make. Last week I bought, prepared, and ate green beans from Mexico. As I ate the internationals, steaming and tender, dripping with savoury sauce, I tried to shut their failings from my mind. Each unassuming … Continue reading

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