Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Happy New Year

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog! Let me introduce myself - I'm a professional garden writer and host of The Weekend Gardener, a weekly radio show that airs across the Maritime provinces. I'm a passionate veggie gardener who loves to grow unique and tasty heirlooms year round in my zone 5b-6 garden. Currently, the kitchen garden measures about 2000 sq feet and even though it's buried under a foot of snow, we're still eating leeks, mache and arugula.

I also take a lot of photos of my gardens and other nearby gardens (an obscene amount really!) and I'll be posting many of them here for you to check out.

I'm also working on my first book for Storey Publishing (, which will be published in 2011 (sounds so far away, doesn't it?) It will detail easy and inexpensive ways to keep your veggie garden going 12 months of the year - my current obsession.

Anyway, thanks for joining me and I hope you continue to visit and comment!

Take care,


  1. I just picked up your book two days ago and I can't put it down! Thank you!!! I've been looking for something just like it for awhile!
    we are on the opposite coast in B.C and will be venturing into year round (I hope!) food production this year.
    LOVE your blog, I am enjoying backtracking old posts.
    I just started a blog, I will be sure to link yours from time to time and recommend your book. :)

    1. I'm so glad you like the book - thanks!! Please do backtrack as I have plenty of fun ideas and tips from the past few years.. I've been a lax blogger in recent months as keep up with deadlines and the next book.. Soon I'll be back up to speed though and can blog more.. Looking forward to following your garden adventures. Niki


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