I was looking at my garden this morning, dreaming of warmer, sunnier, greener days. decided to head out into it & see if i could find any signs of hope, deep under the piles of snow. last fall, in an effort to heed off winter, i built some experimental, diy cold frames. it was very […]
After 12 years of running urbantomato on borrowed farms, in lent out backyards, containers, sun-porches and scraps of grass I could dig up, I have my very own backyard to grow a big old Urban Seed Farm & I couldn’t be happier! Here’s a video of my backyard getting ploughed (not featured, my many shouts […]
Why ship your lovers glitter, when you can send them quinoa?! Buy some urban grown local quinoa here!
I took a trip to ECHO Farm today & went on the Appropriate Technology Tour. It is such a wonderful place full of exciting ideas & inspiration. So amazing to see green things growing and to soak in some sun.
i spent 8 years building this beautiful garden. i added tonnes of amazing plants from friends established perennial gardens, started beauties from seeds, and moved things around to have it bloom beautifully each month of the season. this is what it looked like in July 2012. i think it was my greatest art project to […]
garlic waiting on my dining room table to be tied up & dried for October planting first big community garden harvest – garlic harvest #1, basil & one cucumber (many more to follow!) late planted portugal hot pepper is bigger than it’s plant! lots of cucumbers coming along, planted with a great companion for cooking […]
tomatoes & hot peppers are growing along great! zucchini and cucumbers bloomed quickly and are starting to grow up sprouting cucs & zucs from a few weeks ago. they are growing along great now. i ran out of space for my black cherry tomatoes in my garden. I figure, i should have great isolation here […]
first garlic scape harvest! mmm. the first big harvest from my community garden plot is here! I planted this garlic last Fall, and despite it struggling a bit with a leek moth infestation, it is scaping beautifully. tiny peppers lift lock garden in the twilight. beauty
humble beginnings. a whole lot of weeding to do starting to etch out some beds after much weeding, I have places to plant!! Luckily, there was lots of lupins amongst the weeds & they are looking amazing
urbantomato was featured on Chex Television’s My Peterborough with Mike Melnik me and my sunroom greenhouse were featured to show you, you can grow your own food; and seeds!