Category Archives: Planting

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Working in the Garden from May 16 – May 22, 2015

We have had a very busy week in the garden.  McKee EcoKids have planted peas and volunteers have planted everything from parsley to kale! There is still more planting to…

Compost as a result of Harvesting

Harvesting Compost May 2, 2015

Green plus brown plus heat plus moisture = compost We start with organic matter such as vegetable and fruit peels, leaves and stems.  We add fallen leaves and a handful…

New Fruit Trees Planted

A number of fruit trees were purchased for the garden and planted in our little orchard in June. Another plum and ear tree among them.

Christopher Radko on Lavender Love

EXCLUSIVE Guest Author Christopher Radko: LAVENDER LOVE A timeless and aromatic plant, true lavender has been cultivated since the time of Cleopatra, who, it is said, considered it an aphrodisiac….

Rototilling with the BIG boys

The Parkview Garden Expansion is in full swing. The city has been involved in the construction and saved the day by sending by the BIG rototilling guns to help us…

Patriotic Potatoes

Red, White and Blue Potatoes? The garden is planted this season with Red Pontiac, Norland red skins, Russet Burbank, and Russian Blue potatoes.

Cold Frames in the Garden

David Peacock has designed an built two cold frames for our garden to extend our growing season. We planted them in April and gave the young plants a jump start…

Planting Heirloom Tomatoes

The Parkview Neighbourhood Garden is in full planting mode. Old and new volunteers are tenderly planting heirloom tomato plants. These are a rare variety that look more like eggplant or…

Planting Day at Parkview Neighbourhood Garden

Gardeners and volunteers of all ages came together at Parkview Neighbourhood Garden as it launched its fourth fruit and vegetable garden planting event. Nestled by the McKenzie House, Parkview Garden…