ECHO empowers small-scale farmers to increase their harvests, and the nutritional diversity of their crops. We educate, equip and share sustainable solutions to hunger! I went to visit my mom for the holidays. Luckily for me (especially considering back home in Canada now amid a three day frigid cold snap!), she lives in Fort Myers […]
Tag Archives: growing
trials & tribulations of gardening
if a tree falls in your garden & no one is around to see it; does it make a sound? I don’t know! but i sure did yelp, when i arrived at my seed garden to see this; and breathed quite the sigh of relief when i realized most of my plants were amazingly ok […]
fire escape garden
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 […]
urbantomato on Chex
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!
My little greenhouse – seed starting
I have recently moved. I lived in the same place for 8 years & had set-up a fairly decent process for growing seedlings indoors using a series of lights & bright windows. trays just waiting for seedlings new place means new set-up. I have resigned myself to the fact that I won’t be able to […]
I just picked a super large bag of green beans from my small row in my community garden. It is only just the beginning too! Better get my pickling station set-up!
July vegetable gardens
Despite my late start in getting my garden planted, things are growing along splendidly! My tomatoes & peppers are finally starting to flower. Yeah! late seeded crops are starting to sprout & grow! Some of them are even ready to eat! mmm basil is growing along & smelling great. pesto here i come! My Lift […]
Mid June gardens
I am a little behind in my garden & in my posting of photos so I will do a whole bunch now. Here’s some shots of my lift lock community garden plot some cherry tomato seedlings finally put in the ground & emerging beans my secret backyard garden finally starting to look that way. lots […]
New To-Me Urban Seed Garden!!!
In an incredible and amazing stroke of luck, I just got offered the use of this wonderful space to grow in this season. i have always been blessed by offerings of great land to grow on, but they are always outside of the city. And for this full-time working, non-driving girl, that prospect was really […]
My garden(s) are my love letter to my mom. She teaches me that planting seeds is believing that no matter how bad things get, tomorrow will come … and it might just be more beautiful or fruitful than today!