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The MacLean & Harris Garden – A 3/4 Acre Canadian Garden Oasis

This garden story comes from Janice MacLean and Wensel Harris whose garden is located in Prince Edward Island, Canada.

It seems they can just about grow it all on just shy of 3/4 of an acre of land! And with a converted chicken coop shed and a recycled window greenhouse – it looks like their DIY skills are pretty impressive too!

I think it shows more than anything that you don’t have to have have endless amounts of land to grow most or all of your own food.

Here is their This Is My Garden Story:

Garden of : Janice MacLean and Wensel Harris
Location : Prince Edward Island, Canada.

We have a little(.69 of an acre) homestead in rural PEI, Canada. We started making raised beds a couple of years ago, built a recycled window greenhouse, converted the shed into a chicken coop and bought a bee hive ( bought 5 more….).

We grow about 80 percent of our food; fruit trees (apples, cherry, pear), berries (blueberries, raspberries, black current), all sorts of vegetables, (5 kinds of potato,carrot, turnip, yellow and green beans, egg plant, onions, garlic, snow peas, peas, navy beans,tomatoes,hot peppers, red peppers,paprika peppers, celery, spinach, lettuces, parsnip, cucumbers, zucchini, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, pumpkin)

We also have a huge herb garden (dill, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme, lemon thyme, genovese basil, lemon basil, lime basil, Thai basil, oregano, garlic chive, onion chive, lavender, summer savory, chamomile, hyssop anise, sweet marjoram, Vietnamese cilantro, coriander). I have probably missed something.

We started a 1000 square foot bee perennial garden last year as well.
We are chemical free, using chicken poop tea and our own compost as well as egg shells, coffee grounds, organic liquid fish fertilizer(local made) and Epsom salts to fertilize and replenish the soil.