Dan Welyk Calgary Realtor® Since 1999

There Is No Substitute for Experience.

Winter Cometh...ahhh...the memories of this years garden.

So last night was the first night of the year we dropped down to 0C.  Fun.  This means frost…also means I have to tuck my garden in at night with blankie’s.  Yes, I was out there at 10pm last night covering it up with tarps and pieces of whatever I could find to prolong the inevitable.  Mulch.

As I stand over the garden, past memories flash before my eyes…

how my wife probably looks like a drug dealer as she hands out bags of herbs and lettuce to her fellow westjet co-workers.  I’m sure security has her on a watch list.

Making beetniks – my grandmother who is 93 faxed me her recipe.  The day I make them for dinner, spend all day outside rolling them…baking…only to come in the house to prepare and finding them ¾ gone as my family munched on them.  Grrrrr….

Best part was being able to send my grandma a care package with (batch number 2) beetniks, onions and a few bunches of beets from my garden.  She used to do that for me when I was just starting out.

My son looking at me in total confusion when he pulls up a white carrot.  That was funny…I guess you had to be there.

“why did you plant so many onions – we don’t eat onions” my wife says.  My reply…”no dear, we eat onions – I just don’t tell you what I put in my dishes.”  Another “I guess you had to be there”…

My tomatoes still suck – one day I’ll figure those puppies out.

I have had one hell of a time in the past attempting to keep some of my herbs from dying over the winter without actually bringing them inside my house.  They are all in pots…suggestions?  I just don’t want all these things strewn around my house.  I do have a sun room but it still gets too cold out there.  Maybe my garage?  But…if you have read the other post about my garage you know I’ll never find room in that heap.

Anyway…  nuff said.  Last pic of the year for the garden.



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