Analyzing our 2021 garden: the abject failures!

Since we ordered SO many things for this year, and expanded how much space we were gardening in, I decided to go over groups of things in separate posts, in no particular order and spread over the next few days. This is the last post in this series. The utter and complete failures! It was such a very difficult growing … Continue reading Analyzing our 2021 garden: the abject failures!

Analysing our 2021 garden: lettuce, spinach, tomato, poppy and asparagus

Since we ordered SO many things for this year, and expanded how much space we were gardening in, I decided to go over groups of things in separate posts, in no particular order and spread over the next few days. Quite a mix of success and ... almost success... in this post! First, the asparagus! I've honestly lost track of … Continue reading Analysing our 2021 garden: lettuce, spinach, tomato, poppy and asparagus

Analyzing our 2021 garden: carrots, beets and potatoes

Since we ordered SO many things for this year, and expanded how much space we were gardening in, I decided to go over groups of things in separate posts, in no particular order and spread over the next few days. Here we have some things we all grew last year, if not the same varieties. First, the beets. Last year, … Continue reading Analyzing our 2021 garden: carrots, beets and potatoes

Analyzing our 2021 garden: squash, gourds and melons

Since we ordered SO many things for this year, and expanded how much space we were gardening in, I decided to go over groups of things in separate posts, in no particular order and spread over the next few days. When we had our first garden in 2020, one of the things we ordered was a summer squash mix from … Continue reading Analyzing our 2021 garden: squash, gourds and melons

Analyzing our 2021 garden: corn and sunflowers

Since we ordered SO many things for this year, and expanded how much space we were gardening in, I decided to go over groups of things in separate posts, in no particular order and spread over the next few days. This year, we planted corn and sunflowers for multiple purposes, making some of them both a success and a failure … Continue reading Analyzing our 2021 garden: corn and sunflowers

Analyzing our 2021 garden: garlic, onions and shallots

Since we ordered SO many things for this year, and expanded how much space we were gardening in, I decided to go over groups of things in separate posts, in no particular order and spread over the next few days. Let's take a look at how our garlic, onions and shallots went. Let's start with the garlic, since hard neck … Continue reading Analyzing our 2021 garden: garlic, onions and shallots

Analyzing our 2021 garden: overview and planning for 2022 and beyond

With snow on the ground and temperatures dropping, this is the perfect time to look at how our gardens did this past year, compare it to the year before where we can, re-examine our goals, make some adjustments, and use that information to plan on what we will do next year. Because we went from … Continue reading Analyzing our 2021 garden: overview and planning for 2022 and beyond

Back Tracking a Bit, and Looking Ahead

A while ago, my daughters cleaned up the beds in the main garden area while I worked elsewhere. I'd asked for photos, but thought they'd forgotten to take any. One of them, however, did remember to get before and after pictures, and recently passed them on to me. So here is some of the cleanup … Continue reading Back Tracking a Bit, and Looking Ahead

First time canning, and garden clean up progress

Just a bit of catching up on how things went yesterday. The short version: Long. It went long. Very long! For me, it was working on pickling beets using the water bath canner. Until now, we have only done refrigerator canning, and my only experience with water bath canning was helping my mother, as a … Continue reading First time canning, and garden clean up progress