july garden update – surprise sunflowers!

Guess what – our strange cucumber plants – they are not cucumbers. We had been having doubts for a little while and as the plants continued to grow taller and taller we started to look into it, and we have Russian Mammoth sunflowers. These giant beasts can grow to be 12 feet tall and have…

too much rain – june gardening update

This past month has not felt like spring at all. I feel like there have been more rainy days than not and my garden has definitely been feeling it. Especially with items such as my lettuce there has been very little growth and I have tried replanting multiple times and there has only just now…

expanding and planting – may garden update

This may be one of the most exciting posts that I have ever written because THE GARDEN IS OPEN! Last month when I posted my april garden update I talked about how our community garden closed due to the Coronavirus and we hadn’t been able to get a lot done besides some weeding. We then…

hoping my little plants grow – april garden update

I do not have a ton of experience with gardening, but my love of watching things grow is only growing! Last year was my real first foray into the gardening world when I got my first community garden plot (4×8) and planted it full of crops that actually grew including beans, zucchini, radishes, beets, and…

a week of eating – how I use my weekly veggie box

In my efforts to shop more locally and also to reduce waste and get more veggies into my diet, I started getting a local CSA (or community sourced agriculture) box from a farm called Crisp Organics. Every week we get a box full of fresh veggies (and sometimes fruit) and I love knowing exactly where…

growing and eating locally

I love knowing where my food is coming from and I love being able to buy locally. I remember when we lived in Alberta and all of the cucumber, peppers, and tomatoes in every grocery store were from a few kilometers away and knowing that the food hadn’t traveled around the entire world in order…

my spring bucket list

Well it truly feels like spring is in the air. I have tulips on my kitchen table, plants (hopefully growing) in my small garden, and it is still light out when I both leave and come home from work. I want to take full advantage of the spring season and enjoy the nicer weather, and…

changing up my eating habits

This January I have made some major lifestyle changes, specifically in terms of food. Together with my husband I gave up for the month: Candy Chocolate Baked Goods Ice Cream AND Meat Now in general I eat pretty healthy. I love fruits and vegetables and my meals are mostly balanced, but I do have a…