Gardening beyond the inner yard: what do you think?

As we plan this year's garden, we are also looking towards the permanent, accessible garden beds we plan to make, both near the house, and in the outer yard. The satellite image I used to plan things out for this year's gardening was cropped from an image that included the outer yard and beyond. Looking … Continue reading Gardening beyond the inner yard: what do you think?

Our 2021 Garden; cutting our losses, and planning plots

Well, it was time to throw in the towel on some of our seed starts. The bunching onions in the small fish tank never recovered from the cats being able to get at them, there were mold issues, and watering problems. At least with those, we still had seeds left and could start more. The … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden; cutting our losses, and planning plots

Our 2021 Garden: we have tomato babies!

Little bitty sprooooots actually showed up a couple of days ago, but they were so tiny, I didn't bother trying to take a picture through the glass of the tank. So far, only the Spoon tomatoes have started to show, not the Mosaic mix, though some of the bunching onions emerged even earlier. I unpacked … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: we have tomato babies!

Our 2021 garden: starting tomatoes, and onion follow up

Yes! We managed to resist temptation, and not start the tomatoes too early. 😀 After a fair bit of research, plus an evaluation of our cat-safe spaces, I chose to start our tomatoes using the "double cup" method. I'd already picked up a large package of the red beer cups, and those were the types … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: starting tomatoes, and onion follow up

Our 2021 Garden: getting organized

I needed to divert myself with positive thinking, and what better way to do that than to think of gardening! Also, I am striving mightily to NOT start those tomatoes yet, so sitting here and writing about starting them is keeping me from starting them. 😀 I will explain shortly. First, I went through the … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: getting organized

Our 2021 Garden: leveling down, and unrelated destruction

Last night, while checking on the onion seedlings, I decided it was time to lower the shallot and bulb union seedlings in the big tank. The seedling tips were looking a little dried out, likely because they were getting too close to the warmth of the light fixture. Doing that required removing the trays and … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: leveling down, and unrelated destruction