Gardening: berries, root veggies, flowers, trees - 2020!

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My Basil "bolted" 2 days ago, this morning it had all turned brown. Had to pull it.
That's it for this year, hanging baskets are down and emptied, border bedding plants are coming out daily.
Will be finished by Sat.

Next.......xmas lights up.
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After reading this Castanet story yesterday I had a little conversation about growing lettuce and other veggies year round in local greenhouses.
https://www.castanet.net/news/Canada/31 ... or-keep-it

Neither of us knows the answer to the following questions.
Would it be viable, and if it is why aren't we producing more local food in greenhouses?
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Yes, why aren’t we producing our own greens for winter use? The story in the link makes it abundantly clear that we should not trust outside sources for health and economic reasons

If we can grow MJ by the bale,why not greens.?

The way things are going we will have lots of space available in empty malls.
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stuphoto wrote:Neither of us knows the answer to the following questions.
Would it be viable, and if it is why aren't we producing more local food in greenhouses?


I'd be thinking the cost to heat a green house around here in the winter, compared to the lower mainland for example, would be cost prohibitive. Think heating for a week at -10 compared to lower mainland's 0 to + 10.
There are green houses in Langley for example growing peppers year round: https://bcgreenhouse.ca/
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I know the cost of growing Bananas in Osoyoos was too great.

As for Peppers, I do support the BC farmers as much as possible and wish they would expand their selection.
Most people here probably do.
I doubt there is a single person here that would walk past fresh Armstrong Asparagus and buy the Grown in Mexico stuff.
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I didn't want this thread to die completely.
Yes, I know the gardens are pretty well shut down for the winter, but there's still a little life in them.
I had to round up some herbs for my wife to make spaghetti sauce today, and along with the garlic we harvested, I also picked some fresh thyme from outside and some rosemary from inside.
The house sure smells good! :up:

Thyme
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Rosemary
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And then there's the fall rye. It has nothing to do with the spaghetti sauce.
I planted it October 9 and this was it on November 1, after a couple of weeks of cold, wet weather. It may be a bit difficult to see, but come spring, it will take off.
I'll til it in sometime in mid-spring when it's about a foot tall.
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How could I forget the basil?
A few days ago I purchased one of those $4.99 basil plants, brought it home and split it into five pots. I could have probably doubled that...
Anyways, gave it water and plenty of light and it's doing great. We'll have fresh basil for a few weeks.
In the meantime, the thyme is overpowering the house. :200:
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Looks good bb49 :D

I'm sure glad I googled "Hyacinth Bean" Ruby Moon before planting. I now know it will be a barrier vine between us and the pitbull next door.

Next year I'll put in something more permanent, but this looks good for this year. Also, how something described as "slightly poisonous" is also a crop for eating?

https://plants.tagawagardens.com/121300 ... inth_Bean/
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alanjh595 wrote: Oct 22nd, 2020, 8:01 pm My Basil "bolted" 2 days ago, this morning it had all turned brown. Had to pull it.
That's it for this year, hanging baskets are down and emptied, border bedding plants are coming out daily.
Will be finished by Sat.

Next.......xmas lights up.
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[icon_lol2.gif] Wouldn't worry about him getting ready to put up Christmas lights - he posted that in October 2020.
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Sudsy - :1422: :1422:
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oneh2obabe wrote: Jun 18th, 2021, 5:36 pm [icon_lol2.gif] Wouldn't worry about him getting ready to put up Christmas lights - he posted that in October 2020.
Ya I saw that after...lol

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Gorilla Glue?
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:up: [icon_lol2.gif] :laugh:
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