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Ontario garlic bulbil project

Ontario garlic bulbil project

6 varieties of Garlic Bulbils in our Milton backyard The bulbils(garlic seeds) are bursting out of the pod. We have 7 varieties growing.  We also planted bulbils of Ontario garlic.  We have 6 varities(Ukranian, Persian, Sicilion, Korean, Yukoslavian & Italian) of garlic planted as  gloves. There is a huge difference in size between plants from bulbil and gloves.  Our bulbil plants are 1/3 of the glove plants size. [Read More...]
Egyptian walking onion in our herb bed in Brampton

Egyptian walking onion in our herb bed in Brampton

Seeds of Egyptian Walking Onions Egyptian Walking Onions are very unusual, heirloom onions. They produce onion seeds from the flowering green tops of the onion. They are called walking onions because the top-setters fall over and re-root themselves. Egyptian Onions are extremely hardy and they tolerate cold, heat and poor soil. They are disease and pest resistant.  They will grow, even after being frozen during the winter [Read More...]
Ceylon onions harvested in Scarborough Backyard!

Ceylon onions harvested in Scarborough Backyard!

These are the Ceylon Onions from Scarborough backyard. These were planted early May.  The flowers are also harvested and they are a popular item among the Canadian Tamil population. The flowers can be sauteed or chopped up to flavour salads, curry stews or soups. These onions are currently being imported from South Asia and sells for $4/lb.  Very expensive compared to the other varieties available here. Fortunately, these [Read More...]
Intro to Sustainable low tunnel Green House in Brampton

Intro to Sustainable low tunnel Green House in Brampton

ENF  green house in Brampton with 6 types of tomatoes, 3 types of peppers, 3 types of eggplants, 3 types of spinach, 2 types of cucumbers, paavai bitter gourd and Lankan long beans. We purchased this hoop house structure from a retired local farmer, diassembled, moved and re built it ourselves in first week of May, 2010. We felt a need for season extension to be more business competitive in Ontario.  We also wanted to [Read More...]

Jaffna (Brinjal) eggplant with potato beetles

Jaffna (Brinjal) Eggplant with potato beetles(before) Same plant after hand squishing and soap water spray treatment(after) This is in our Brampton green house.  We initially had 3 plants infected. We squished as many as possible and had soap water sprayed twice. They moved to another row of eggplants but we kept hand squishing them into extinction. We haven’t seen any on our eggplants in the last two weeks.
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