Join Just Another Weed Patch Farm on Saturday October 19th from 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm on lovely Gabriola Island for an afternoon site visit and in depth presentation on the successes and challenges of our Agroforestry Demonstration Project! Registration is free by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Nutty, light refreshments will be provided. Spaces are limited! If you… Continue reading Join Us!
The alley crops of Styrian pumpkins are bustling with growth and responding well to conditions in the hugelkulture mounds. The small bowling ball sized pumpkins are actually adorable, as far as immature vegetables go...!
We're packing away some soft bud stage peonies in the fridge for use later in July (when no one else will have any!). Stems cut at the right stage and stripped of leaves can keep for up to two months in the fridge when wrapped in newspaper and plastic. We have a few special dates… Continue reading Arrested Development
The start to the new year typically involves long evenings reading at the Weed Patch. The young Jedi is absorbed in a book about a time travelling 12 year old who is smack in the middle of World War One. My partner in crime is unravelling the mystery of a lost nuclear bomb in BC during… Continue reading In the Trenches
It took three and a half people about 8 and a half hours to manually machete, scoop, clean and roast 4.5 kgs of Styrian pumpkin seeds! We were all seeing shades of green and orange by the end of the day. The weather could not have been more miserable (wet snow?!) so we moved the operations inside as… Continue reading Harvesting the Green Gold
Our Styrian pumpkin test patch is presently a massive tangle of vines, leaves and immature pumpkins. The skins are just starting to develop pale yellow stripes, which will turn to a lovely deep orange hue over the next month. Despite the recent heat wave we've only had to irrigate the patch twice this season. The alpaca fibre… Continue reading Pumpkin Progress