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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 5 Entries.
Sunday, January 1 View Page
We hope the 2017 growing season is fun, enjoyable and rewarding for everyone. We've had a good run and managed to go over 1000 lbs again in 2016 with Andrea's 1077 Dixon from the 1495 Stelts,(orange and 18% heavy) and my 1029 Dixon from the 1623.5 Wallace...also a bit heavy. I took some heat last year, for not starting my diary the appropriate and normal way...this should fix that and I'll update last years too...
 
Friday, February 3 View Page
After much thought, we decided to sell our pumpkin patch (and the home that came on it). We are very fortunate that it was an active market and sold quickly and easily. Mr & Mrs North Shore now will be looking for a new place on the North Shore of Vancouver Island with a little more land to build a new patch.
 
Friday, April 7 View Page
A great shot of Vancouver in the foreground, and over the water towards the mountains, is West Vancouver on the left and North Vancouver on the right. Anyone that loves the outdoors, hiking, fishing, camping, boating but still wants to live in the big city...Vancouver is an incredible place.
 
Friday, April 14 View Page
...but just in case we had 1 more growing season, I did a cover crop in both planting spots. I'll be taking my sign with me...
 
Friday, April 14 View Page
Some of the local growers have asked me to continue to supply healthy seedlings for them to plant, and I'm happy to oblige. I'm also hoping to have a satelite patch to grow on, while also supplying some growers on the Island with plants. Look out Saanich Fair, you wanted Giant Pumpkins. Soak for 4 hours with weak kelp/humic mix, moist paper towel method inside a ziplock and on top of the electric hot water tank...this method has worked for me perfectly.
 

 

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