Our 2021 garden: Soil test on purchased soil and tending tomatoes

I finished testing samples of the new garden soil this afternoon. I was interrupted by scrabbling sounds behind me. Saffron looks so adorable! She is also a vicious beast. 😉 Her favourite thing it to suddenly launch herself across the room, onto whichever human is passing by. She typically lands about half way up, and … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: Soil test on purchased soil and tending tomatoes

Soil test; finishing first sample, starting the second

I left our first sample's water and soil mixture to sit overnight again, and this is what it looked like this morning. This is with the morning light behind it. Still very opaque, after having more than two days to settle! Also, very orange with the light behind it! The soil in this area does … Continue reading Soil test; finishing first sample, starting the second

New baby sprrrooots, and soil testing status

We have gourd sprooots!! Yesterday afternoon, I spotted these. These are the Tennessee Dancing Gourds, and they are the first of the gourds to sprout! This is how they looked this morning! So awesome, to see how much they grew in less than 24 hours! I'm hoping this means we'll start seeing some of the … Continue reading New baby sprrrooots, and soil testing status

Soil tests, first area (with technical distraction)

Before I get into this post, I just wanted to add that this is my first post written using the SeaMonkey browser. It's also the first time I'm actually using the browser, yet I'm already seeing a HUGE difference while working in the WordPress editor. Everything is loading SO much faster. The image uploads, the … Continue reading Soil tests, first area (with technical distraction)

Our 2021 garden: Checking the haskap and planning ahead

This morning, none of the kitties were cooperative about getting their pictures taken, so I had to settle for something that didn't move. Much. 😉 While doing my rounds these days, I check all the areas we planted things in the fall. I found more garlic coming up under the mulch, but we're still leaving … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: Checking the haskap and planning ahead