Alas, it's safe to say that summer is behind us. But for those who love wool, and IPA, and pumpkin-flavoured everything, October truly is the most magical month. Here's to giving thanks for the simple ingredients that made our gardens grow all summer: sunlight, soil and water.
It's that time of the year again––cool mornings, a break from the smoke, orange tints in the tree leaves. Lucky for us, fall is also a time of bounty and ripeness. Tomatoes, squash and corn are coming into their full colour and sweetness, and the soil is still warm enough to germinate those same cold-hardy seeds you first planted way back in the spring.
Use this handy chart from Farmer's Almanac to find out seeding dates for specific plants. Note that Vancouver's first frost date tends to come in early November, so the October 30th column is a pretty accurate bet for our climate.
The Broadway and Victoria Temporary Community Garden is a temporary growing space in the Commercial Drive neighbourhood of Vancouver, BC, Canada. The garden is located at the corner of Broadway and Victoria Drive. The temporary growing space was assembled in October 2017 and has 100 community garden beds, in addition to seating, garden art and a community noticeboard! This allotment garden is for community members to grow food and flowers.