Monday, November 30, 2015

Sweet Potato - Lime green, Ornamental

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
November 30, 2015

feels like -10C outside

Today, it was a regular busy Monday. Kieren cried all the way from the kitchen to the bus stop, he does not want to get to school. Tell me why I hate Mondays? That's right, my little one need more cuddles from mama, but its time to go.

I also clear some trays for more seed propagation project.
I am very surprise to see sweet potato sprouting. I know, this was like a 2 inches small tuber from the garden last Fall. I never think it will thrive, since I never watered it, just stuck to a pot with dirt. However, today, I was ready to use the pot and saw some nice lime green leaves. It makes me smile.
Cheers me up because it is very cold out there.

Hope a good coffee cheers you up...or tea. Because I am smiling with love today for this awesome lime green sweet potato.

November 30, 2015
sweet potato - lime green

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Basella alba (Asian spinach, malabar spinach)

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Dear Basella alba, you are an awesome spinach. 


Its 8c outside, I just cut the last of what I call tender annuals. I drag basella alba inside and some sweet potato slips, because ...just I can't leave them frosted outside.

Inspired by Telsing, I will plant sweet potato next year. Yahoo!... That's decided. Hurray to sweet potatoes. It will be in the ground and in the tubs, and everywhere.

http://asterlanedibles.ca/1/post/2015/01/veg-staple-sweet-potato.html

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

24C and raining

Teusday. September 29, 2015
Ottawa City, Ontario, Canada

Today is such a nice day, a little bit of humid in the morning. My gardening work takes me to Stittsville, a perennial bed which has become overgrown after 3 years. So, we moved around 2 big Emerald Cedars, some daylilies, a hydrangea, and hosta.

3 hours after, the rain pours. We accomplished most of the bed, I have 2 more daylilies to split, and nice Karl Foerster grass, but it will be next week.

It is 24C high earlier  and it is now 14C raining. Signal for fall I think. In general, gardening calls for clean up is still around. I only work 3 days a week now, as I have my Fall 2015 course in Soils for Monday and Wednesday.

I hope everyone is doing well with fall, if the weeds took over your garden last summer, its time to hack them all out and bag them. Hoping spring is a clean season for all the blooms.

And BTW, the craneberry bush beans have dried too. Time for seed saving.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Phlox Purple

A neighbor friend of our gave us Purple Phlox. Kieren is my happy planter.

Amazing weather... summer is great.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Garden Jedi








My darling daughter, my gardener in training. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

March 2015

Crunch time, from winter to spring.

I have enjoyed every moment with it with my kids and family. let it be skiing, skating or hockey.
Now, where are my seeds?