The Garden of Apologies started off in Burlington in 2014 and we relocated to Mapleton in 2017 to get more growing area.
Over the last several years I've grown 100+ varieties of peppers, and the Garden has expanded from dozens to thousands of plants. The 2022 grow list had 1700+ plants of 100 varieties! I grow primarily to support Sorry Sauce, but I also grow unique and unusual peppers just for the sake of growing them. And I have a bunch of good friends who also make hot sauce, so I've supplied peppers to a few of them.
The Garden uses organic practices with compost, landscape fabric and hand tools rather than chemicals, pesticides and machines to keep it all natural and low carbon, and we use our solar power and captured rainwater wherever possible.
In 2021, I did a few talks about pepper growing both through Zoom and in person, and I was honoured to have my peppers included in the League of Fire Americas Belt Match on September 4 in Ottawa, ON.
In January 2022, The Garden of Apologies became a separate business, so we now have organic pepper, tomato and ground cherry seedlings available during the spring as well as fresh pepper pods all summer.
The highlight of the 2022 season was August 27 in Ottawa at Heating up the Capital. I supplied the peppers for the Extreme Chili Alliance belt match.
We're starting the prep for the 2023 season, so please stay tuned.
Check our progress through our Instagram or Facebook.
Contact us at info@GardenofApologies.ca