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!
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
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!
We had another change in plans, today. I was supposed to take my mother to a doctor's appointment, but the clinic called and it got rescheduled to tomorrow. Which meant I could change into my grubbies and go play in the dirt! 😀 Today, we finally got most of our cold hardy seeds in the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: planting day!
Well, I finally got around to doing two more soil tests. You can read how the first two tests went, here, here, here and here. (Links will open in new tabs) One of the areas I tested was the soil under where we planted potatoes last year. The other sample was from the northwest corner … Continue reading Soil tests three and four
A change in plans. Today, I wanted to get started on the old kitchen garden, where we intend to plant the poppies. This is how it looked at the start. The hose is from the sump pump in the old basement. It has not turned on in ages. It's simply been too dry. You can … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: old kitchen garden, part one
I was going to have to head into town this afternoon, so I made sure to get out and continue working on the garden beds as early as I could. I didn't think to take a picture until after I'd hauled loads of soil onto one of the beds. Before I started on the soil, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: got them done, thanks to a new “toy”