Greenhouse is full of summer vegetables ready to be transplanted

Strawberry fields forever! Jordanne picks the ripe strawberries growing in the middle of the driveway.

Splash of color. The beneficial border along side of the street welcomes beneficials to the urban farm

Justin ties up tomatoes that are scaling the top of the 6 foot ciderblock wall

Sunlight “Bright Lights” Swiss Chard

Ripening peaches

How does your garden grow?

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  1. Melissa says:

    your garden is glorious!

  2. Tonia says:

    Your garden is fantastic. There is nothing like a fresh, ripe, peach and yours look divine!

  3. Joy says:

    Hi Anais,

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to be able to grow peaches in my backyard. You are so very lucky! Of course, living in Alberta, that is not possible. But those peaches look so darn good, my mouth is watering!

  4. Kuan says:


    You guys are so far ahead of us. Its like looking into the future!

    Vancouver Island BC

  5. Laurie says:

    Hey Joy, there is a variety of peach called Alberta. I think you maybe can grow peaches if you have a sheltered spot. I have a peach called Reliance which sets bloom fairly late. My tree is very young, but I am encouraged that it survived it’s first Wisconsin winter (a terrible one at that). I’ve got my fingers crossed!

  6. Joy says:

    Thanks Laurie, I will look into!


  7. Amy says:

    We just finished building three raised beds in the backyard to grow food for the first time. I also divided an old rhubarb plant and moved it to a raised bed built last year. So, we’re growing rhubarb, beans, peas, carrots, lettuce, zuchini, radishes, a few strawberry plants, a couple watermelon seeds planted as an experiment, and three types of tomatoes I started indoors from seed. A large half barrel by our front door contains basil, parsely and sweet marjoram. There’s a clump of chives in the front garden bed. We’ve got raspberry canes to put in the ground and hope to get an apple tree in this year. Our property already has an old plum tree and another sour cherry. I’m hoping to try potatoes in large containers.

    One of the new beds was divided into three sections for our three young children to try growing things as well. Much of this gardening effort is thanks to inspiration from reading your blog for the past two years or so. Thank you!

    It’s all very exciting, though I just seriously injured my knee this weekend while trying to finish the new bed for the raspberry canes. It’s going to be a long healing process, but I’m confident my family knows enough to carry on 🙂

  8. Anny says:

    I wish I live in sunny cali! I live in chilly Michigan and our last frost date just passed.

    I only have little seedling right now, I can’t wait to have a harvest like yours.

    I have my first little pea trying to grow though, which is nice. Since last year they didn’t make it for some reason.

    This is only my second year gardening so everything is very new to me. I tried starting seedling in doors, but alot of them didn’t make it…it’s all a learning lesson though I suppose.

  9. Anais says:

    Great garden comments. Nice to hear from other fellow gardeners and their growing efforts.

    Viva the homegrown revolution!

  10. dave says:

    I wish mine looked like that

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