My Toronto Garden

My Toronto Garden

I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and my little backyard vegetable garden! This is my third year with this garden, and I'm definitely learning a lot (though I still consider myself pretty clueless!). My house came with this lovely garden plot, and my husband and I didn't think twice about growing our own summer crop. We've grown tomatoes every year and have changed things up beyond that. This year we're growing LOTS of tomatoes (8 plants total), lots of leafy greens (romaine, red leaf, arugula, and spinach), zucchini, cayenne peppers, eggplant, and basil! We also just started two small containers of herbs - including more basil, chives, lavender, oregano, and parsley! We also have a large rose bush in the back of the garden that has been doing quite well, although I'm not thrilled with how it's looked the past few weeks. Traditionally we've been terrible at growing flowers. So much so that this year we've not planted any... we like having hanging flowers on the front porch, but last year we killed three sets, so we've kind of given up this year. We just haven't found the right balance of watering for flowers, apparently. Anyway - I'll be keeping up here and no doubt asking questions - but if you want to follow our progress week-by-week, we post about it on our blog, here: http://lifeatnumber71.wordpress.com/category/gardening/ Looking forward to learning from all of you.
An overview for Helenatroy.

An overview for Helenatroy.

My Lil’ Herb Garden

My Lil’ Herb Garden

IDing mystery plants?

IDing mystery plants?

Photos of my garden. What to plant next?

Photos of my garden. What to plant next?

So many seeds…

So many seeds…

The stupidest broccoli question in at least a month

The stupidest broccoli question in at least a month