Category gardening

Inspirational photo of the week

It was so exciting waking up this morning and going out onto my balcony with a cup of english tea and spotting this little beauty. This is my first time ever growing zucchini and to see my first flower this early on in the season is a promise of a great harvest. I planted this […]

Inspirational photo of the week

This was a quick shot taken with my iPhone camera of a Marigold (Bonanza Bolero) plant blooming in my little nursery. All I feel like saying to it is: Hello my pretty! I can feel the excitement blooming. Enjoy.

Let me hop on your shoulders and we’ll get in there!

On Saturday I went on a muddy adventure to gather up some free leaf compost from the Victoria Park Transfer Station. This was the second attempt by my fellow gardener and I as the last time we went it was all gone by 10:30am. To guarantee that we got a go at scooping some of this […]

What a day to potter on my balcony-Amending soil

The weather has been really nice the past few days so yesterday when it was bright and beaming I spent a perfect day setting up my pots and amending my 4 year old soil. Unlike a lot of other container gardeners I don’t throw my soil out after the season is up, I like to keep […]

Hilarious vermicomposting-what not to do

I have always had a fascination with worm composting;turning my food scraps into usable black gold;digging my hands into worm castings and simply watching such tiny creatures do what comes naturally. My first attempt at this form of composting in 2012 was a total disaster, and to be honest it was entirely my fault as I […]

DIY seed starting tubes

In my post earlier on today I mentioned a new technique that I found to be very effective in germinating seeds. Here is what you will need to make these DIY seed starting tubes: – A set of plastic coin rollers; preferably reused ($0.25 Canadian size is best) – A paper towel roll – Spray bottle […]

Wednesday wonder

I woke up this morning to discover a little Wednesday wonder! Growing among my Merlot lettuce seedlings was a volunteer Borage plant. There is nothing like getting a little surprise in your garden each year and just maybe with a little luck I will get another volunteer popping its head out to say hello. *Just […]

Simple as 1,2,3 pea sprouts.

Growing pea shoots is one of the easiest things to do, and you get fabulous micro greens to add to your morning omelette, salad or even a delicious bowl of pasta. It really is as simple as 1,2,3! I grow my pea shoots indoors whether rain, winter or shine and all you need is a flower […]

Diy garden bench project

This is my second year in a new building and there are a few changes I need to make in order to have a good harvest. Last years growing season was more of an experiment/observation year, and what I learnt will need to be put into practice. One of the main issue I noticed is the […]

Welcome to my digital patch!

Hi there, Welcome to the other Sarah Raven. The purpose of this blog is to share my gardening journey and passion for all things grown in the dirt. I guess you could say this is my digital patch! Countless friends and family have told me that I should either start a blog about gardening or […]