The girls were able to come out and give me a hand this afternoon, so things got done a lot faster. Especially for me, when they booted me out of the garden and into the house. Apparently, I was looking pretty sun burned! Not feeling it, though. 😉 In my focus on watering, I've been … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: haskap and corn plot status
I'm taking a bit of a break from working outside, to avoid the hottest part of the day. We've reached 22C/71F, and our high is supposed to be 23C/74F. One of the things I've been trying to do early in the day is water all the beds that we've planted. I've been concerned about them, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: last beets, and mulching
So my darling daughters did some planting, while I fell asleep in a bed full of cats. 😀 The plastic covered bed in the foreground is two types of carrots, plus the kohlrabi seeds from last year. The plastic covered bed in the background is the beets, including seeds from last year, so there are … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: more beets and carrots
It's finally done!! The old kitchen garden beds are done and ready for planting. These beds were made fairly deep, as they will have root vegetables planted in them. The only problem is that the soil is going to fall into the paths without something to support the sides. For now, the flax straw I'd … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: old kitchen garden, ready for planting!
After finishing planting the carrots and beets, it was time to get back to the old kitchen garden. We've done almost nothing there, since we ended up building the path instead of hauling soil over and planting. Here is how it looks before I started. The first thing that needed to be done was to … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: progress in the old kitchen garden
This morning, I wanted to get that half-bed planted with carrots. I was happy to discover that the Kyoto Red carrots I'd ordered were pelleted seeds (I'm sure I knew that when I'd ordered them, but completely forgot!), so they could go in right away. Before I did, though, I cooked up some cornstarch gel, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: getting things planted, and trying things out
I had a rather amusing start to the morning! While heading out to feed the outside cats, I heard a noise from an unusual direction. I had startled Nicky the Nose on the sun room roof! I always get a giggle out of how he pancakes himself like that when he's startled. As if he … Continue reading An awesome Mother’s Day, pancake cat, soil comparisons and pretty things. 🙂
Today was the day to start planting our onions. I wanted to get the transplants out, to make room for the squash in the sun room, and get the onion sets in. The plan was to have onions on either side of the kale that has already been direst sown, in the bed on one … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: outdoor planting – eventually. Also, we have flowers!
Today's priority was to start the last of the seeds indoors. I'd been preparing a bin with toilet paper tubes, as something that would allow the least root disruption when transplanting (at least, so I've read). After a couple of days, it was time to start planting the Montana Morado corn!! Aren't they gorgeous? The … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: planting day, indoors – and that didn’t work!
Today I took my mother to her doctor's appointment, so I got very little garden stuff done today. Last night, however, I was able to start prepping the toilet paper tubes we'll be using to start the Montana Morado corn in. I picked up this coolant funnel long ago, because it's perfect for jobs like … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: an experiment, plus the jiggler is in!