Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Gardening in Canada for the next 300 years

Anybody who doesn't think we are entering a major ice age cycle, wouldn't read this anyway.

This is now our life.  The peas are fine, but beans and tomatoes need some extra love.

As a minimum, buy lots of the row cover from Amazon.  Who knows if it is enough, but it raises soil temperature a few degrees if we ever get sun.  The next step is a poly tunnel or plastic frame.

Next year we may have to go to a full greenhouse with lights and a heater, and that's just for the summer!

But for now, you take all this stuff off in July.  Don't bother putting it back in August, no sun.

ps.  if you don't want this future, like Penny, clap your hands and say:  "I believe in warmies."


Penny said...

I linked this post and another one at I place
Can I click my heels rather then clapping my hands?
Either way- the warmies have let me down.

PS: my garden is covered in green tarps
And it's about 14C- dreary/foggy damp
Rode my bike today, with pants- long sleeve t and jacket (helmet too)
Yesterday I near froze in my shorts..

PS: I found an interesting news article today about the Antarctic Ice shelf and what may be contributing to melting..
It's not carbon- It's just the earth!

Harold Asmis said...

Ha, ha. Gardening is pleasant dinner conversation.

Penny said...

" Gardening is pleasant dinner conversation."

It is in my world. But most people don't know anything about gardening. So there would be no real conversation with most people.

I can talk with my Dad and other family members because they've always farmed and or gardened. But really not many others.

I've got one neighbour that gardens so her and I talk

If more people gardened/ or understood how carbon feeds plants and how alive soil is.. the warmistas wouldn't have such a strong voice because people would understand that warm is better then cold, particularly here in Canada.

When it used to be warmer I can recall us having peas and leaf lettuce in the garden in April.. once the peas were done,(they don't like heat so this would be Julyish we'd pull them all out and plant pole beans- and it was warm enough to get that kind of two season harvest- not anymore.

Lettuce and radishes would have been replaced with beets which can stand the frost.

But that kind of gardening is long gone for us.