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Global Garlic Bulbils harvested, marked and stored

Global Garlic Bulbils harvested, marked and stored

5 Kinds of Garlic bulbils are harvested for planting this fall. Close up shot of bulbils Persian Garlic Bulbil close up shot Bulbils harvested, marked and stored from Milton Backyard garden . We will  plant them this fall and will replant the  gloves again next year to achieve a desirable garlic size. Here we have Persian, Yukoslavian, Ukranian, Korean, and Italian bulbils.  For some reason, Sicilian gloves grew but didn’t [Read More...]
Paavai Bitter Gourd from Brampton green house

Paavai Bitter Gourd from Brampton green house

Paavai Bitter gourds inside the green house These seeds are from Markham backyard. We already harvested 3 of them and had great reviews from our family cooks. Currently, each of these goes for $4 and being supplied through imports from South Asia. It is a popular item among Canadians of South Asians and Caribbean origins. We believe our Ontario grown Paavai Bitter Gourd is superior in quality and taste compared to the imports. We [Read More...]
One group of our Three Sisters at the Brampton plot

One group of our Three Sisters at the Brampton plot

Three Sisters Companion Planting at Brampton plot We have planted sweet corn, coloured corn, beans, peas and butter nut squash on 45 mounts.  We planted them in the first week of June and only watered them twice during the early days. We are very pleased with this system’s performance.  We have sugar snap peas already. Here is some info on Native American Three Sisters method: The Three Sisters (corn, beans/peas, and [Read More...]
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...]
Some facts about tomatoes

Some facts about tomatoes

Not only are they delicious, tomatoes (regular and heirloom alike) are arguably one of the healthiest foods on earth. They are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Vitamin K, and potassium, among many other vitamins and minerals. Tomatoes are also widely known as a good source of lycopene, a kind of carotenoid that has many well documented health benefits. In a 2004 meta-analysis done by researchers from the Royal Victoria Hospital [Read More...]
Trinco chilli in Milton backyard!

Trinco chilli in Milton backyard!

These spicy chillies are developed from seeds from Ceylon in our backyards These Trinco Chilli plants were initially developed in Markham backyard by one of our team member’s father. He saved the seeds from ripened and dried chillis. This is the second year.  He shared some of his seeds with us.   We had a mixed results. It is doing great in our backyards but struggling hard on the Brampton micro plot.  It could [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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