Garden Notes

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Back yard

  • considering getting rid of what I think is a Prunus Cerasifera (often called purple-leaf plum).


Considering enlarging the garden, need to consider racoons and squirrels.

  • Lilac
  • Compost Heap

2012 Season

From Left to right:

  • Lettuce
  • Cherry Tomato
  • Bean
  • A Row of Zucchini
  • Another row of Cherry Tomato
  • A Row of Zucchini
  • Snap Peas
  • Tomato + Potato
  • Pumpkin
  • Pepper

Lessons taught from this year: put the Zucchini on the end so it can "over flow, without shading plants nearby.

Lessons Learned this year: pinch the armpits of the tomato, this keeps the tomatoes from getting to leggy, it limits grow , but ensures that tomatoes that do grow , grow well. And I have no shortage of flowers ( as of july ).

Potted Basil is growing like gang-busters from last year's seed.

2013 Season

  • Half Cherry Tomatoes / Half Plum Tomatoes
    • Did much more nipping of flowers and get better results, could nip more flowers.
  • Kale
  • Strawberry - Lots of fruit for one plant, could do more.
  • cauliflower - let it go to see, need to harvest sooner.
  • snap peas - Need to figure out how to get better yield here. Few plants were productive.
  • Pumpkin / Squash and pumpkin squash
    • Good Growth
    • Good crop
    • Took WAY too much ground cover. left the raised box , covered the lawn. Poor lawn.
    • Next year: Grow up, sturdy trellis needed.
  • Habenero peppers
    • Three plants,
    • great yield
    • good flavour
    • great heat
    • Great colour , brilliant orange.
    • Some fruit at end of year were still green, some ripened, but many stayed green.
  • Sage
    • Good crop
  • Eggplant
    • Good crop, some grew to good size,
    • Many didn't get big, Colour was purple but I felt like they were green.


  • sage
  • mint
  • thyme , several potted plant did ok, they seem a bit more delicate. In the ground samples did well. - at the end of the year everything was dug up due to Deck expansion

2014 Season


  • get deck setup with planters / Pots - done.
    • This is an opportunity to create "full sun" positions.
    • consider also: drainage , and root depth.
  • tomatos as before: 50/50 cherry + Plum
  • Eggplant - none -
  • Some sort of squash - grow up-wards.


  • lavender - one potted, some in raise boxes, from seedling.
  • sage - planted in raised boxes from seedling.
  • Thyme - planted in a planted from seedling


Early Summer

Mid Summer

Sedum Beds:

2015 Season


  • roma tomato
  • cherry tomato
  • potato
    • took a while to get started
    • boxed it up with some spare bits of wood. boxed up about 2 feets, we shall see if
    • See Potato Notes
  • horse radish , two plants doing well ( one that I tough was dead "came back" )
  • sage - came back from last year, doing well.
  • zucchinni - potted - fruits showing as of July.
  • irish moss ( resurcet what little survived over the winter.) going well David (talk) 18:42, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
  • soil was lightly ameliorated in spring

2017 Season



2018 Season

no notes , boo!

2019 Season

did lots of small tomatoesand then failed to harvest them properly and ended up with a lot of rotten tomatoes on the vine.

I did do some pinching of buds and flowers and that seem to help have better bunch of ripe tomatoes, but I really didn't give the garden that much love this year.

I also did curly kale and got a good harvest from that, using it for cabbage salad and stir fries. But I did get , towards the end of the season a very bad case of aphids or mites or something.

Notably one of the patches I did not plant at all but instead let grow what ever. I eneded up with a fantastic bed of corriander, thyme, sunflower, and a little dill.

This year there was no garlic, but I'm ready for garlic next season. It's not in the ground yet, but should be soon David (talk) 00:35, 25 October 2019 (UTC)

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