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The garden is growing and our backyard is slowly but surely taking shape.  I can’t wait to show you the first year reveal, but it still might be another 2 weeks or so away.

imageUntil then, this fushia peony will have to do!

As for the garden, here’s the latest:


The volunteer swisschard that I’m very excited about!


Very crooked potatoes. My grandma would be so disappointed. ?

imageHere’s the big picture.  All my squash, peppers and tomatoes are in.  Now just to patiently wait, and manage the weeds while I’m waiting.

So how is your garden doing?  Any tricks for keeping the weeds at a dull roar?

Kristen Raney

Kristen Raney

Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots.  She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden.  She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.

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Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

P.S. First time gardener? You'll want to download the quick start gardening guide below!