I have grasshopper friends in this year’s garden 😎
First zucc of the season, *finally* 🙌🏼.
This baby’s of the Cocozelle variety, a striped green zucchini. My zucchini plants all had a rough start since they got mowed down by the Larry the groundhog, but I’m hoping they’ll make a full recovery with a bit of love 🤞🏼
This one will more than likely become delicious healthy zoodles😍
Next chapter, anyone?! 📖
This dopeee 1960’s bungalow on a 3/4 acre lot (😱) is about to be our next chapter.
A space of refuge where Jeff and I can rest, recharge, create, nourish, grow and share… a space carefully curated to support our needs, dreams, passions and goals 🙏🏼.
Neville too 😽. That’s what makes a house a home, si?
This house had amazing energy when we set foot in it, and the lot knocked our socks off.
We’re over-the-moon excited for this new chapter. ↗️🌙
There will be SO MUCH GARDENING (room for a large greenhouse😍) and oodles of creative food curation and COOKING that takes place in this space and I can’t even contain my excitement for it. 🤪🌱🥗🍛
After living in Toronto within the same area for 30 years, and the same house for a collective 25 years, I can finally say I’m more than ready to take the leap and experience a new home + area that is more in line with what I’ve evolved to value and appreciate.
2018 has been a year of massive change for me and I am SO grateful for it. 2017 was #roughAF so yeah, I’ll take it 😌.
Current goals? Minimizing; getting rid of things I really don’t need.
I’ve accumulated too much and I’m feeling pretty weighed down with stufffffffff 😵.
I know, though it’s not an easy process, that I’ll feel lighter and freer without a lot of it.
Have any tips for me?? Comment below if you’ve ever done a massive personal item purge and let me know how you felt afterwards 👋🏼.
Happy Sunday, all! ❤️
My vintage laundry tub spaghetti squash is about the size of a small (oblong) grapefruit now 😍
As you can see, I mulched with straw and whenever I look at the squash it reminds me of a very special egg in a nest 🥚 (that continues to grow? lol).
After this weekend’s intense heat wave, growth of everything seems to have accelerated tenfold.
This also led to all my cool weather crops bolting and going to flower🔜 to seed (my lettuce and remaining pak choy and spinach are basically done because of the heat) but the hot weather crops like cucumber, peppers and tomatoes are so happy!
C’est la vie 🤷🏻♀️
Urban gardening principle #1: get creative with containers! 🤗
Whether in a home, apartment or condo, if you have an outdoor space that gets a lot of sun, you can probably successfully grow something! 🌱🌱🌱
Here is one of my most recent growing spots. I got creative here, maximizing otherwise unused space on the stairs and against the house with railing boxes, a panel of last year’s chicken enclosure and 5 big pots.
In this tiny area I’m growing 5 cucumber plants, 7 tomato plants, 3 pepper plants, and multiple types of flowers tucked in. 🍅🥒🌶💐
It’s very possible to grow a lot in a small space if you ‘think outside the box’ and get creative with whatever space you have.
Hope you’ve had a wonderful long weekend 😘