Asparagus: the crowning glory of spring

With every set of asparagus crowns I sell, I get more questions… thought I would sit down (away from the blackflies) and share a few pointers. I’m selling crowns –plants I started from seed at least three years ago. I have been harvesting spears from three-year-old plants in my garden but given that transplanting is a…

Horseradish

Surviving winter

It was a rough, long winter but we made it through and so did the perennial vegetables. Let the spring feasting begin! Yesterday, I enjoyed a spring meal of asparagus, stinging nettles and parsnip. I’ve also been eating Jerusalem artichokes, dandelions, and horseradish, along with a few salads made from the greens I started inside. We’re…

The beauty of community activism

There are many reasons I love New Brunswick’s Albert County — the beauty of the landscape, the wildness (I saw a lynx a few days ago!), and the people. Last night, we had a wonderful show of support for our local elementary school. Click here to read more. While you’re at the site, look around.…

A touch of fall

Hard to believe, but summer is almost over. It’s been a busy one. I’ve spent a lot of time on islands this summer, and loved every minute of it. Soon I’ll post pictures from my trips to Grand Manan, NB, and Newfoundland’s Burgeo and Ramea Islands. When I’ve been at home, I’ve been busy gardening.…