I wasn't expecting to do another post today - and certainly not another garden post - but I just had to! I've had two awesome things happen since my last post. One is that I got an email confirming our back ordered seeds from Veseys has just been shipped! It's only two packets of seeds; … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: one last surprise! (updated)
I made it to the post office while running errands today, and had a small package waiting. I just sort of assumed it was for my daughters or my husband, but nope! It turned out to be my last minute order from Baker Creek. I am totally shocked that it arrived already! When I placed … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: Baker Creek order arrived!
I'm about ready to start throwing cats outside! 😦 This is what I discovered, this morning. The long piece of insulation across the top is what had been blocking the opening on the back of the tank lid. You can even see the claw marks in it! Some nasty little beast managed to pull one … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: damage control
Today was a day of moving forward on a few things, and even accomplishing some! 😀 First, the most important thing. Potato Beetle status. No, this is not Potato Beetle. Nostrildamus was posing so sweetly for me, I just had to take a photo. Also, his eyes are quite clear. He's just got them comfortably … Continue reading Moving forward on all sorts of things!
Aren't they adorable? Don't they look so sweet and innocent, snuggled together? Don't believe them. They lie! They are devious, destructive beasts! 😀 Okay, okay. I don't think Cabbages and her "grandma" are the guilty parties responsible for this. The tank's lid has an opening at the back for the filter, cords, etc. I'd blocked … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: not quite cat proof
One thing about our internet being a problem is that we're really learning what browsers and websites are data hogs of one type or another. Chrome is better than Firefox, and WordPress is just awful. Not just the editor, but simply trying to view other WordPress blogs. I don't know what they're trying to do … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: making grow bags
Okay, so my last post actually uploaded, so here's hoping this one works, too! I mentioned previously that the girls and I have been going over the layout of the grounds we have to work on, trying to figure out where we will be planting things. Today, I worked up a new diagram on the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: Layout
Finally! The last of our onion seeds have been planted! These were the bunching onions; a variety called Red Baron, from Veseys. They have red root ends instead of the usual white. Using the dampened blunt end of a bamboo skewer made planting the seeds really easy. I could pick up a single seed at … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: bunching onions started, and sprouts!
Yesterday, I made a point of running our van and my mother's car for a while, to warm up the engines. The doors to where my mother's car is parked are sagging, so they open on their own unless they are blocked with something heavy. I've been using one of the many tires scattered about … Continue reading Van stuff, and we have emerged… 😀
Well, the shallot seeds are finally planted! Yay! After adding more water and letting it soak overnight, we were left with a sort of peat slurry! 😀 No fear of the seeds not getting enough moisture, this time! To contain any potential mess, I set up inside the under-bed storage container that will eventually be … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: shallots are started!