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As the sun gets higher in the sky again, its warmth gets stronger and brings thoughts of the approaching summer | photo credit: Christopher Dunbar

THE EDIBLE GARDEN


I know I have mentioned this in the past, but I have to mention it again: when that lovely March sun shines through when I am on my veranda and brings intense brightness and heat, it is such a relief. Maybe it’s another remnant from our long history where food wasn’t so plentiful as it is today and the relief…

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Looking Forward We don’t get a lot of nice sunny days in January as they are very rare. When we do get one, I love to be out under the deep blue sky and feel the sun reflecting off the white snow as it really lifts me up. It helps me to spend more time out of doors, getting a…

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’Tis the season for giving This time of year can be a time of exchanging gifts for many people. With that in mind, I thought it might be a good idea to share a few gift ideas for someone who has gardening interests. The first consideration is to decide how much you would like to spend. With all of the…

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You never know what might happen in the country Editor’s note: This month Christopher Dunbar takes a little break from the gardening side and shares a story of a late fall adventure in the heart of rural PEI. We had an interesting and exciting experience I would like to tell you about. It was a beautiful October evening, the cool…

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Nature’s force in our gardens It never ceases to amaze me the immense power of the forces of nature. Here in PEI and eastern Canada we are fortunate to avoid extremes of nature: tornadoes, earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, tsunamis, severe winter cold, and even hurricanes are generally absent. It is hard to imagine that tropical storm Dorian was moderate as far…

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Preserving your fall crops One of the really enjoyable parts of having a garden for me is preserving all of the fruits and veggies. September is a month of ample harvest so preserving is an option to handle all the extras. There is no smell quite like the tangy spicy aroma of a pot of fresh pickles simmering on a…

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New ideas for your garden. Well, as everyone in PEI may know, the weather can vary significantly from year to year. This summer much of our garden growth is later than a typical year but it is still turning out to be a fine season. Many types of produce are growing well, even if the harvest is a little late.…

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Fresh and tasty goodness New PEI Irish Cobbler potatoes and yellow beans! There is nothing in my mind that says ‘I love PEI in the summer’ more than these two vegetables. My mouth is watering a little bit just thinking about it now. By the middle of July the early vegetables including leaf lettuce, peas, beet greens, and maybe even…

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The resilience of a garden It never ceases to amaze me how our gardens work and deal with the tremendous variability in weather. Yes, we had a lot of cool weather and rain this spring, but the weather changes and things start to grow and catch up. It happens every time, without exception. June 10th is the historical frost-free date…

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