Sun Choked

There are not too many places in this great country of ours where one can look up into clear blue skies, absorb the soulfully warming rays of the scintillating orange sun... and feel absolutely frozen to the bone! In addition to its short seasons, dry air and innately dense, clay soils, our town is also … Continue reading Sun Choked

A slice of Sol’ Lifting Pie

“Secret's in the sauce.” - Sipsey (Film: Fried Green Tomatoes) Eventually there comes a point in a cool-climate gardener's calendar when one has to face the colder reality and accept that those immature, Solanum Lycopersicum, fruits of your summer labour, just ain't gonna ripen! Rather than cry in a green-waste deluge over the lost juicey-red … Continue reading A slice of Sol’ Lifting Pie

Mothballed?

Butterflies

When the cooler weather sets in and those holey woolen jumpers emerge from their boxed-up, summer home, it can be tempting to let the vegetable patch go into hibernation and to cocoon oneself in the comfort of the insulated indoors until the season metamorphoses into spring. If like me, however, one happens to have a … Continue reading Mothballed?