One of the ways I like to keep fresh veggies in the house throughout the year is by regrowing vegetables from their scraps. Some vegetables can be easily regrown without much of any effort and it can be a great way to get a head start on your summer garden.
We’re a week into June and our Arctic garden is finally starting to come to life. There may still be plenty of ice and snow in the bay, but in our greenhouse there’s nothing but sprouts, sprouts, sprouts! After a month of very slow starting seeds, our greenhouse is bursting with all sorts of seedlings. I started some of these seeds way back in April – primarily the coriander, basil, and sunflowers – but had to wait until the end of May to get most of the others started (when the greenhouse stopped going below zero). So far I’ve started the season with my favorites:
It’s spring in Nunavut! For most of you ‘southerners’ south of 60, it has already been spring for many weeks now (if not months) but up in the ‘Vut it’s only really started to feel like spring in the last few weeks – ‘spring’ being T-shirt weather. Mind you – in late April when the sun started coming back and we were getting -15ºC temperatures, I may have celebrated the good weather by hanging out on my deck in a tank top. Nevertheless.
I’m enjoying a lot of the paint-dipped motifs that I’ve been seeing lately and with a bit of spare paint on a sunny afternoon, I decided to try some out for myself. I’ve also been on a geometric kick lately too, so I figured I’d have a little fun with a scruffy old IKEA FROSTA stool we had lying around.