In July I was on Niki Jabbour's radio show, The Weekend Gardener, talking about growing vegetables. Her show is from Halifax, Nova Scotia.
I grew a gigantic tomato. The variety is Lebanese Mountain. 2 pounds, 13 ounces! My goal next year? Bigger!
What do you do with 50 tomatoes every two or three days?
With my currant and cherry tomato plants, I’m getting so many tomatoes. My solution is making a salad. I slice my tomatoes, chop up some basil for the top, and then add salt, pepper, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. I also add some bocconcini or feta cheese if I have any.
I then add some more flavour to my salad by choosing some herbs to throw in. I have been experimenting with different herbs from my garden, and I think my favourite so far is tangerine mint.
On Saturday April 16, I was at the Food Gardening Show in Toronto.
I was in charge of the kid’s activities, so I had garden and red wiggler worms, newspaper pot making, seed starting, and sprout planting tables. I also had seed art, where you can create designs and patterns with seeds, glue, and paper.
It was fun for me teaching kids about gardening. And I also bought some plants for my garden!
I have so many great crops I’m growing this year: So many tomatoes, carrots, flowers and herbs. Here are a few that I am really excited about growing.
White Russian Kale
I have never seen such a weird colour for kale before. This variety has green wavy leaves with white stems and veining. It is said to be one of the best tasting varieties and is very tender and hardy.
I love weird colours and shapes, but I also love weird sizes, like the small currant tomatoes or Mammoth Russian sunflowers. This is ordinary dill with some extra size.
Cool looks, cool textures. How about cool flavours. The lemon cucumber is a lemon-shaped yellow cucumber with sweet tender flesh.
Red Meat Radish
What’s the colour of a radish? Red! What about a Red Meat radish: green on the outside with a tie-dye red inside. A fun variety!