coldclimategardening Photos & Videos

2 days ago

Today's bushel basket of broccoli is brought to you by... the awkward redhead typically behind the camera, rarely in front of it. Modest is hottest, folks 😅 At least that is my excuse for my selfie aversion. 😋 . . . #ihateselfies #modestishottest #everyonceinawhile #harvestbasket #gardenharvest #inthegarden #inthegardentoday #broccoli #preservingtheharvest #thehomestead #sustainableliving #organicgardening #sustainableagriculture #homegarden #smallfarm #growstuff #growyourownfood #homegrown #permie #coldclimategardening #nochemicals #goorganic #garden

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3 days ago

Autumn memories....although it’s been a mild winter so far for us, I’m missing a bit of colour & interest in the garden. Good time to look at structure & plantings for next year. Do you follow any amazing gardens/gardeners? Share them below, I need some inspiration! ============== #depthsofwinter #missingautumn #winterblues #lookingforwardtospring #timetoheadnorth #autumnfoliage #hydrangeas #japanesemaple #wintergarden #coldclimategardening #gardendesign #gardeninspiration #landscapedesign #agardenisneverfinished #rustemporium #antiquesandvintage #briagolong

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4 days ago

A forgotten Malaga radish from likely the most neglected bed in my garden. I planted some late broccoli, radishes, turnips, bok choy, etc- all susceptible to flea beetle damage and so were covered immediately with a floating row cover. Needless to say, the flea beetles still got in AND they can chew right through the cover if the leaves are touching it. 😞 Just once , I wanted radishes without swiss cheese tops (purely out of vanity, of course- my daughter is the only one who eats them).. So my annoyance of this has led me to pretty much ignore this bed. But last night I took a quick peek and pulled this beauty. And was reminded of a CSA customer who asked me last year why the radish tops had holes in them. I told her "that's how you know they're organic" 😁 And then I gave the radish to my rabbits because radishes taste like hot dirt 😂 😳 . . . #radishes #fromthegarden #backyardgarden #backyardgardening #gardenlove #ilovegardening #homesteading #permaculturegrown #hugelkultur #organic #realfood #malagaradish #thehomestead #organicgardening #coldclimategardening #nochemicals #goorganic #garden

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6 days ago

We have an okra in our indoor garden. Maybe it’s the very first okra grown in Alberta, Canada 🇨🇦 who knows ;) The plants in the greenhouse have no fruit yet. #okra #indoorgarden #coldclimategardening

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1 week ago

Experimented with sprouting carrots indoors, in gutters, beginning of May (Left). Two adjustments I will be making next year: Firming the soil in the gutter just a tad, because the transfer shakes it loose a little, and, thinning a larger space between the sprouts, because the transfer shifts them closer to each other. I now have to thin them again. To the right, are carrots I sowed beginning of June, but it was rather cool and slightly rainy that month. . . . #gardening #gardeningexperiments #akgardening #alaskagardening #gardeningalaska #coldclimategardening #coldclimate #carrots #gardencarrots #60acresofwhatever #Alaska

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2 weeks ago

It's another rainy day after a weekend of rain...and I'm loving it. Prior to that, it had rained twice in 2 months, hence the need to have my darn hose out at all times. I'm surprised anything has grown at all, because if you have a garden, you know that you can water all day long and you still won't get stuff to grow like a good rain does. So I'm inside this morning, drawing out some food forest plans that have been in the works for a few years now. This will be the year I make it happen, starting with an apple tree guild in my backyard. The 3 trees have been added previously, the first 5 years ago. So I will start by killing the grass around them and preparing the soil by sheet mulching for planting this fall. 🌳🌱🍎 . . . #foodforest #permaculturegarden #planning #permie #permaculturedesign #gardenplanning #growsomethinggreen #growstuff #timetogarden #planningahead #groworganic #thegarden #gardening #inthegarden #garden #wakeupearly #rainyday #coldclimategardening

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2 weeks ago

It's that much anticipated time of the year...garlic scape pesto. It's my husband's favorite. I remember the first time I discovered this stuff, and decided to make a batch. I thought Josh would hate it. Next thing I knew, he was eating it with a spoon. Now he insists on a stockpile in the freezer (it freezes remarkably well), so I best get started! . . . #happyhusbandhappylife #garlicscapepesto #garlic #garlicscapes #basil #homegrown #gardengrown #gardengoods #freshfromthegarden #backyardgarden #growyourownfood #organicgardening #coldclimategardening #nochemicals #goorganic #garden #thegarden #gardening #inthegarden

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2 weeks ago

Cherries from a Montmorency cherry tree I planted three years ago. It’s always a race to get them before the ants do! They are a juicy sour cherry that make amazing jam, preserves, and pie. They are also very tasty fresh and when pitted and dried. There are only two varieties of sour cherries that can survive the winters in my 8-9 gardening zone here in Northern Ontario. There is more good news: we have a local native cherry tree called Pin Cherry. They are sweet, not sour, but are quite tiny and are best for jam, jelly, syrup, and juice. More on the pin cherry in July when they are ripe! Sour and pin cherries make great additions to a Northeastern forest food garden, native plant garden, or permaculture homestead. Cherry trees are beautiful with white flowers in the spring, deep green leaves, and pretty, shiny red bark. Happy planting and eating! #sourcherries #montmorencycherry #cherryseason 🍒 #coldclimategardening #forestfoodgarden #permaculturegarden #fernandfungi

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4 weeks ago

Don’t you just love winter ? So much to see in the garden with bare branches and all those beautiful dried up leaves ready for mulch . I’m sitting enjoying the winter sun staring at a wisteria that is strangling the arbour it grows on and I’m thinking (it needs a prune ) but besides that how wonderful all the seasons are .. foxgloves planted sweet pea growing peonies showing little red shoots ..it really goes so very quickly, time ... . . . . . . #winter #spring #summer #autumn #fourseasons #coldclimate #coldclimategardening #season4 #favouriteseason #seedpods #tactile #emueggs #colour #theshopkeepers #whitecottage_flowerfarm_

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4 weeks ago

The garlic is just huge this year, and the scapes are just appearing. This is my third season growing garlic from my own stock, and it just keeps getting better each year. When I planted in this bed last fall, I was a little nervous as it had been used to grow corn. Typically you don't want to follow a heavy feeder with another heavy feeder. But I loaded up the bed with rabbit manure, planted the garlic and mulched with rabbit bedding...about 10 inches thick. I don't remove the mulch in the spring, it finds its way up. That way, there are few weeds to deal with (garlic does not compete well with weeds). My one mistake was completely forgetting to feed the garlic this spring. In my defense, spring came late but came on fast...so much to do, so easy to forget the small details. So I'm seeing some yellowing of the tips which is a sign of nitrogen deficiency, and considering the size of these plants, it doesn't surprise me that they've gobbled up all the nitrogen. That being said, all should be just fine. One of these years we won't be building greenhouses and new gardens and all that. And yet, I think that thought every year and we just keep building. What can I say? 🙈

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1 month ago

Have I ever mentioned how much potatoes love growing in hugelkultur beds? This is my 5th season of growing most of my garden in these beds, and the potatoes are always awesome. If you are new to hugelkultur and are feeling uncertain, try out potatoes first. You will be rewarded. . . . #hugelkultur #permaculture #permaculturegarden #growstuff #growyourownfood #organicgardening #rusticgarden #thehomestead #permaculturedesign #potatoes #coldclimategardening #nochemicals #inthegarden #garden #thegarden

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1 month ago

Sunday gardening inspiration 🌳Woodland gardening is a horticulture style with its origins in the eighteenth-century English landscape movement, a style that features rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and magnolias, and is perfect for the cold climate gardens of the Southern Highlands. Featuring designs, planting ideas and some examples of woodland gardens from around the world, this book is a gardener’s delight 🌲🍃🌳

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1 month ago

I’ve always wanted a cold frame, and a few months ago I found this old cast iron one, rusted out, half the glass is missing but I fell in love. Hubby the welder used a technical term starting with ‘f’ to describe it but I’ve persevered. Laid the reclaimed bricks on Monday (new appreciation for bricklayers) it’s not square but it’s almost level 😆 Just need to order some glass and I’m winter ready. Hoping to get carrots & lettuce right through winter...suggestions gratefully accepted! ==================== #myvegegarden #potager #coldframe #lifeintheoldgirlyet #winterveg #coldclimategardening #vegegardengoals #gardengoals #gardentherapy #growyourownfood #bricklayerappreciationpost #reuse #repurpose #vintagewares #oldbricks #repairnotreplace #patina #character #rustemporium #antiquesandvintage #briagolong #explorebriagolong #gippsland

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1 month ago

Black seeded simpson lettuce is my favorite. I grow many varieties of lettuces, some speckled and flashy, some deep burgundy, some red. But this stuff, with its almost fluorescent green stands out from the rest. And it is soooo tender and by far my go to for young salad greens. I love it. I just might plant an entire bed of it today. 🌱 What is your favorite lettuce to grow? . . . #lettuce #babylettuce #greens #salad #gardenfresh #organic #gardengoods #blackseededsimpson #inthegarden #garden #thegarden #gardening #permaculture #hugelkultur #homesteading #organicgardening #coldclimategardening #permaculturegarden #growstuff #growyourownfood

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

Local nursery had some black and purple natives, stoked.... These, a prostrate rosemary and a few blueberries are getting buried in the yard today. Also found some mint, lemon balm, a struggling strawberry and other's too far gone into winter to decipher what they are, to add to the lemon and cherries trees in the yard already...•*•. #swamptangart #artistsoninstagram #gardenlife #localnursery #australiannatives #endangeredaustralianflora #autumngarden #gardeningaustralia #permaculture #australianpermaculture #coldclimategardening #plantbased #sustainability #sustainableliving

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2 months ago

Reminder to me: choose plants that are easy to divide and replant, give away or swap! All for free. What’s not to love about that!? This beauty is Bergenia cordifolia 'Purpurea' or ‘elephants ears’. Often used in municipal planting and just as useful in the home borders. It’s a great filler, with big glossy leaves to make a statement and these lovely purple flowers bring early colour. So easy to grow! Seems to be largely bug, slug (just a few nibbles around the edges) and weather resistant, even when you are #gardening53degreesnorth . . . . #gardeninggoals #gardeningtips #gardenerslife #gardenersofinstagram #gardenflowers #springgarden #coldclimategardening #scottishgardens

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2 months ago

Found these ‘Siberian’ variety tomatoes seeds at the local nursery. They are a cold climate variety so thought I would see how they go over the cooler months 😬 🍅

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2 months ago

Can't believe I just hit 400 followers on here :) I can be a pretty private person in real life and this is really my only social media account 😵 but I love to garden and create living works of art that both appease my eye, soul, and stomach! I feel like I truly found my calling in life and have destroyed lingering existential depression through the spending of time playing with living things. Be they plants, animals, fungi or even either of the other kingdoms of life a gardener may encounter "in the field", organic gardening has filled my life with meaning. I really enjoy experiencing it all first hand (though sometimes they can come with troubles). Sharing my ideas, tips, tricks, mistakes, and what I'm up to is really fun. The #gardencommunity on insta is made up of some pretty awesome, creative, and supportive folk. I love seeing what y'all are up to and sharing. It's proven a great place to learn and exchange ideas 💡 Hope y'all are as excited for the upcoming 2018 season as much as I am! Thanks for all the support💚 You guys rock🌞 . . . . #hardcoregardener #gardencorner #greenthumbclub #gardensofinstagram #organicgardenersrepublic #gardengram #diygarden #gardenofthegods #creatorscorner #artistsofinsta #coldclimategardening #naturegram #urbangardening #Permaculture #landscaping #urbangardenersrepublic #gardentherapy #backyardgarden #growfoodnotlawns #growyourgroceries

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2 months ago

Decided that I'm probably not growing any peppers outdoors this season and planted all my starts in the plastic pot thermal mass berm along the #geodesicgreenhouse north wall. I have Serbian sweet red peppers, #chocolatebellpepper and Tobasco peppers. It proved to be a good move as the slugs can't reach them and I can already see the first flower! This is the earliest I've ever had flowers on my peppers! I normally don't even get them into the ground until June and they produce an abundance until October. Now, I'm hoping to stretch their season as long as possible thanks to the greenhouse! I think this will be the best year for peppers yet! When do y'all get your peppers in? Any ideas of what to do with them all? . . . #hardcoregardener #peppers #growingpeppers #diygarden #gardengoals #gardengram #gardenhack #organicgardening #seasonextension #growintensive #growveggies #urbangardening #gardencorner #greenhouselife #greenthumbclub #coldclimategardening

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