Our 2022 garden: a bit of high raised bed progress

After several days of rain, I was finally able to get a bit more work done on the high raised bed that is being built. Such slow going! I was able to cut the four notches to fit the end piece on, but it is not done. I made as many cuts as I could … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: a bit of high raised bed progress

Our 2022 garden: starting the first high raised bed

Our glorious weather isn't going to stick around, and we've got garlic ordered, so I wanted to make sure we had at least one prepared bed for them. This is the empty bed that had yellow onion and shallot sets in it. It was also supposed to have purple kohlrabi, but that never grew. We … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: starting the first high raised bed

First low raised bed: part one. It’s good to be flexible!

This evening, I finally got around to working on the first of the low raised beds in what had been our garlic beds this year. The boxes are ready and waiting, and the beds had been left for any weeds to get larger, so they would be easier to pull. The plan: dig out all … Continue reading First low raised bed: part one. It’s good to be flexible!

Our 2022 garden: first raised bed box

With the garlic all harvested, we've got two empty beds that need to be readied for next year's garden. With these beds, we had dug into the soft soil we found under the wood pile, mounding soil into beds and making paths in between. This worked out quite well, but there were a couple of … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: first raised bed box

Our 2021 – and 2022 – garden: seed assessment

Before heading out to do the watering, I went through our remaining seed packets to do a bit of planning. First, there's what's left of things we planted in the spring. To the right, we have the two types of carrots in pelleted seeds. I keep reading that we can still plant carrots this late … Continue reading Our 2021 – and 2022 – garden: seed assessment