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You folks may remember me making a thread about my gardening adventures, right over here at this link.

You also may or may not know that I spent most of this summer at the Stone Baerm Permaculture Homestead...so that raises a question. Who was tending the garden at home? My parents!

Here is a photo dump of most of what they were up to. Not everything. There are two more trees and a couple more bushes up in the front yard that I didn't get photos of. Maybe I will do that later. The rest of the info will be in the captions. Enjoy!

**I just remembered something I should mention.  If you look at the blueberry bushes, they appear to be doing well. But no berries...? No because something is eating them. That something turns out to be our little pampered pooch. She checks the bushes for berries every time she goes outside now. We'll eventually have to put some sort of fence up, but for now it's just real funny to watch. She's a natural forager, that one.
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One of two comfrey plants from Stone Baerm. Both are doing well. Thanks Kate!
One of two comfrey plants from Stone Baerm. Both are doing well. Thanks Kate!
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Two new apple trees. They weren't supposed to produce for a couple years...but look!
Two new apple trees. They weren't supposed to produce for a couple years...but look!
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The OG bed - peas, cherry tomatoes, and rhubarb
The OG bed - peas, cherry tomatoes, and rhubarb
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A jostaberry bush. Looked sad at first but has recovered. Thanks Kate!
A jostaberry bush. Looked sad at first but has recovered. Thanks Kate!
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One of my mom's new beds. You should see the size of the worms in them! They're real chunky
One of my mom's new beds. You should see the size of the worms in them! They're real chunky
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Blueberries. Looked sad last year, but doing well with the pine needles.
Blueberries. Looked sad last year, but doing well with the pine needles.
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Check it out
Check it out
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Some brown leaves, but new green shoots are forming. Thanks Kate!
Some brown leaves, but new green shoots are forming. Thanks Kate!
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Tomatoes, radicchio and more in here
Tomatoes, radicchio and more in here
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Close up of the lettuce
Close up of the lettuce
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Tomatoes plus some lettuce we've been harvesting a lot!
Tomatoes plus some lettuce we've been harvesting a lot!
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Some sort of berry bush...mystery
Some sort of berry bush...mystery
 
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Nice! The leaves on that "mystery berry" plant look very like currant or gooseberry leaves. I guess when they fruit you'll know!
 
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Hi Cam,

Your "Northern Ontario" location caught my eye and I'd like to know what variety of apple is in the "check it out" photo. Where I am, that apple is freakishly huge. Fingers crossed.

Michael
 
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Jane Mulberry wrote: Nice! The leaves on that "mystery berry" plant look very like currant or gooseberry leaves. I guess when they fruit you'll know!



Thank you Jane yes they are black currant I think, just needed to jog the old memory.

Michael Helmersson wrote:
Hi Cam,

Your "Northern Ontario" location caught my eye and I'd like to know what variety of apple is in the "check it out" photo. Where I am, that apple is freakishly huge. Fingers crossed.

Michael



Yeah, Northern Ontario in name only I like to say lol. Not the REAL North where you need to fly in by plane. Currently having a big storm here so can't check right now, but I think one is goodland. I think they were grafted, if that's the correct word for it. The Goodland tree was grown out of a much hardier stem that can handle the frost in the ground in the wintertime.

We are very impressed with them so far. We picked one apple, but way too early because it was very sour. We will be much more patient for the next one.

*Edit Michael I just saw where you are. You are actually in Northern Ontario! Now I see why you think our apples are huge lol.  I'm only an hour or so from Sudbury so I am in the Not Southern Ontario area, not the real Northern Ontario.

 
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Hey Cam!

Thanks for sending me the link to this thread.  

*So glad to see how well your garden is doing.  

*Hugh and Gill are doing well, lots of big squash, but no pics sadly.
*Curragh has grown a lot, and is getting into plenty of mischief.  
*She has turned out to be an excellent escape artist.

*The second rocket stove is almost done.  A finishing coat is all that is required before starting the warming fires.

I hope to have some pics this Fall.

Cheers!  K
 
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No worries about the pics, I knew Hugh and Gill would be good partners and would get along well. We've actually got a couple acorn squash here off a plant that just popped up all on its own! Pretty cool.

And I am not surprised to hear Curragh is getting into trouble. When you post pics I'd love to see one of her.

I am looking forward to the photos. Good to hear you're keeping busy!
 
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