26 February 2011

Shady West Coast Gardening

The weather has been very cold on the west coast.  It's snowing out side my window as I write this post.  Not really a typical Vancouver winter day.  The past few weeks has offered up some beautiful sunshine despite the frigid air.  This brings me to my garden, which is frozen solid at the moment.  I went out yesterday to check a bag of soil and it was rock hard!  I guess I won't be planting any time soon.  


I drew up my garden plan and thought I would try a few new plants like fairytale eggplant and gold rush zucchini.  I'm even going to attempt a green bean bush variety.  I am probably setting myself up for failure as my garden doesn't get as much sun as the plants probably need but I think it never hurts to try.  Who knows, maybe it will do well....

Tried and true are my wonderful lacinato kale plants.  They grow all year round and in fact are still going despite the cold spells we've had this year.  Coxing salad greens to grow in my garden makes me pretty happy.  Now, if I could only get that darn squirrel to stop digging up my garden!  (I lay awake at night cursing the little vandal.)

2 comments:

nathaliedelakim said...

hey juli! I hate squirrels too! You shopuld check out my mother in laws blog on gardening: http://kenleysakvegetables.blogspot.com/

Your kale sounds awesome!

JKoZaK said...

Thanks! I will check out the link. I could use more gardening inspiration...