Me and the Crew…
I'm Tanja and I live on the east side of Vancouver Island, with my husband of 30 years, our sweet but lazy English Mastiffs, Penelope and Hemingway, plus two kitties, Beaner and Mr. Pickles.
We all live happily on 1.1 acres on the outskirts of a small city. Not rural, but not quite suburban either, somewhere in between, kinda like a country-style 'burb ; )
The gardening here is pretty fantastic, a Zone 7 gardening area with mild and wet winters followed by (usually) dry, temperate summers. Winters are wet and rainy while summers are super dry, nary a speck of rain for months on end.
Growing and Sharing at Olde Thyme …
I love to grow food and strive to inspire others to grow great foods in organic gardens.
It gives such great joy to put food on the table and fill the pantry and freezer with organic, home grown goodness. In my #nodig raised garden beds, I grow whatever the family wants to eat, anything and everything, plus lots of extras to share with family, friends, and neighbours.
I have been at growing and advocating going green for several decades, growing organic foods in beautiful, colourful gardens, and teaching you how to do the same.
But.. Who am I?
Home… I have been growing fantastic, healthy, all natural foods in great, organic gardens for nearly 25 years now.
Work… I have pretty much done everything in the horticultural industry, all sorts of jobs, but my main job has always been the sharing of information. Love to talk gardening.
Here at Olde Thyme… I grow great organic veggie starts and talk, show, and share information to help you grow great, organic food gardens.
Blog and stuff…
Some of you may already know me from my old blog The Nitty Gritty Potager and/or have shopped at my wee garden centre, the Nitty Gritty Greenhouse. The blog is still up and running, with many years worth of great information about what to do in your organic food garden and when to do it. The link to that blog can be found here.
In the spring of 2018, I changed the greenhouse from a retail 9 to 5 garden centre to a weekend garden market instead. A new name with new hours, while retaining the same ideals, ethos, and practices. I now have a new blog, one for Olde Thyme, plus an Instagram page, Pinterest and Facebook, too.
I love to grow and hope to inspire you to grow your own foods, too, a little or maybe even a lot.
Happy gardening and growing!