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Garden Photo Update Aug 26 2018

Life of a Pineapple

A step by step photo guide of the life of your pineapple plant, from fruit to fruit. We have first fruits ripening in May, second fruits in August /September. Buy one plant, and propagate for life. You’ll always have fresh, delicious pineapple, free from chemicals and pesticides, right your own home. Order yours: customer_service@tropicofcanada.ca

Garden Update August 6, 2018

We start the month with a week without a drop of rain, as July here only had 1.7″ well under the norm of 3+”. So three months in a row of deficit, and with intense sun makes for a lot of watering.

2nd re-sow of peas are through and growing nicely. Beans we sowed two weeks earlier are now showing blossoms. Carrots are getting nice and long, Leeks are thickening.

Pole beans are this year not performing well. We brought in Algarve due to it being advertised as good in high tunnels, Aintree as better than Scarlet Runner. All have been defeated by the heat, good early but have faded quickly.

Spraying BTK as a preventative, is certainly worth it, trust the image of re-growth where a small patch of tent caterpillars had occurred shows this nicely.

Garden fruits are filling out with our addition of 1/2″ water per week. Biggest problem even with three JB traps are the beetles. Their favourite food as always starts with Prunus, Rubus, then Apple-Malus. We have been drowning about 3-4 quarts of beetles per week, but do not seem to have made a dent in their numbers. Yes there is a control spray of Beneficial Nematodes,but we do not have the lawn area, that acreage belongs to are neighbours.

Summer is a wonderful time, enjoy the tropical weather with the right plants around you to always have something to enjoy and eat.

It’s MUSA MONTH here at Tropic of Canada!

It’s that time of year, where tropical breezes and relaxing beaches are on everyone’s minds. When you can’t be in the tropics, enjoy the next best thing!

Our bananas are growing rapidly and it’s almost time to pot them up. But we’d much rather see them grow up on your deck, in your sunroom, or enjoying your bright patio door. To help them find their way to your home, we’re having a sale!

All 2 gals are $24.00 (all types)
All 5 gals are $32.00 (all types)
And the 10 gal is $90.00 – ONLY 1 LEFT!

Don’t miss your chance to create a beautiful oasis in your own back yard, while reaping the benefits of having fresh fruit right in your own garden.

Quantities are limited.

Sale Starts SATURDAY!

We’re open Saturday August 4th
9AM until 1PM

Don’t wait, they sell out quick!