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Some pics of our place (British Columbia)

Discussion in 'Where Am I - Where Are You?' started by Joel_BC, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Aug 22, 2017
    milkmansdaughter

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    I really miss not having a basement or cellar! The tomatoes look great! Ours did not do well this year.
     
  2. Jul 25, 2018
    Joel_BC

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    side 2018.JPG Side garden — our small garden — summer 2018. Carrots, onions & leeks, dill, flowers… pea vines already pulled out. Greenhouse slightly visible to the left.
     
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    Your place looks lovely! And you have a great view out there...
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    That certainly is a great view - foreground and background!
     
  5. Jul 25, 2018
    Joel_BC

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    Thanks for the compliments! :plbb
     
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    Joel, your mountains look like those here in WV....very blue and lovely in the distance. Your garden is so lush!!!
     
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    Very clean looking tomatoes
     
  8. Dec 7, 2018
    Joel_BC

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    Thanks. Yeah, those were clean specimens. Sometimes we have a fair number where the skins have split, but it's rare that we get scabs from bugs biting them. We grow jalapeno peppers and cucumbers in the greenhouse too. Usually the cuke leaves wind up mottled with yellow areas, but the plants continue to grow and produce lots of healthy, clean cukes.
     
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    baymule

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    How long is your growing season?
     
  10. Dec 9, 2018
    Joel_BC

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    Usually the ground is dry and warm enough to till and plant early seeds in mid April. Unless it's a very rainy April — in which case the ground might be a bit soggy until around the first of May. We tend to harvest the last of our outdoor-grown stuff by mid November, though killing frost can sometimes occur early in the month. So roughly seven months, in many years.

    The greenhouse, with a succession of crops (the last being lettuce) has a more reliable, and somewhat longer, season. If we use electric heat in there, we can sometimes start raising plants in it in late March. And after the last tomato harvests, we plant it to lettuce... which sometimes will give us something to harvest into early December.
     
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