Our 2022 garden: winter sowing experiment

I was inspired by WolfSong to try something new - and help with that urge to be planting something already! Winter sowing. Today, I finally got some seeds started. We've been keeping a variety of plastic bottles and jugs for potential garden use. We've got mostly the blue water bottles. The distilled water we get … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: winter sowing experiment

Our 2022 garden: Eagle Creek Seed Potatoes order placed!

I wasn't going to be able to place another order for our garden until next month's budget, but thanks to my daughter, we now have our potatoes ordered! While I was very happy with the potatoes we ordered from Vesey's, we went with a new company this time - one that I have added to … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: Eagle Creek Seed Potatoes order placed!

Our 2022 garden: Mary’s Heirloom Seeds – they’re finally here!

After spending a strangely long time in Illinois, our seed order from Mary's Heirloom Seeds arrived today! Yes!!! I now have the maize morado corn I thought I was getting from Baker Creek, based on the description and video they had at the time. Their name for the corn even changed at some point. It … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: Mary’s Heirloom Seeds – they’re finally here!

A lovely day, and getting ready

When we decided to go ahead and cancel our old satellite service outright, instead of waiting until the end of the month, after finding how excellently the Starlink system was working, I was working on the assumption that we'd have all sorts of cancellation fees. So, just in case, I budgeted more than what we … Continue reading A lovely day, and getting ready

Our 2022 garden: Baker Creek seed order is in!

Another seed order is in! You can read about what we ordered from Baker Creek, and why, here. The free seeds we got this time are an interesting addition! I was looking at them on the website, and had heard from people in local gardening groups that successfully grew them this past year. I decided … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: Baker Creek seed order is in!

Our 2022 garden: Heritage Seeds, second order in!

Brrrrr!!! We dropped from 0C/32F yesterday, to -16C/3F today - with a wind chill of -27C/-16F! I did NOT want to do a dump run today, that's for sure, but we weren't able to get it done on Saturday, since that's when my awesome brother came over to mount our Starlink dish on the roof. … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: Heritage Seeds, second order in!

Our 2022 garden: Heritage Harvest, second seed order

Well, I just couldn't resist. After looking over the Heritage Harvest site, then going over my budget, I went ahead and placed another seed order. We may not be able to plant them all, but we'll at least have a good start on our own seed bank, if we don't! All thumbnail images belong to … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: Heritage Harvest, second seed order

Our 2022 garden: Heritage Harvest seed order is in!

Among the packages we got in the mail today was our seed order from Heritage Harvest! I felt like a kid in a candy store, opening this up, even though I knew exactly what's in there! Or not! I didn't remember ordering two types of tomato. I double checked my order, and the shipping notification … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: Heritage Harvest seed order is in!

Our 2022 garden seed order: Heritage Harvest Seed

I was really excited to find Heritage Harvest Seed. First because it is a company from Fisher Branch, Manitoba. They are even further north than we are. Which means we can be confident that anything we order from them will grow here! Also, they specialize in rare and endangered seeds. I love going through the … Continue reading Our 2022 garden seed order: Heritage Harvest Seed

Our 2022 garden seed order placed: Mary’s Heirloom Seeds

Last year, we grew the Montana Morado corn, from Baker Creek, which I thought was maize morado, or Kulli, from Peru. They turned out to be a US hybrid. There was certainly nothing to object to about the corn itself, but once I learned about maize morado, I just got it in me that I … Continue reading Our 2022 garden seed order placed: Mary’s Heirloom Seeds