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
I did a fair bit of running around this morning, and was even able to get a quick visit in with my mother. We are hopefully now well stocked with cat kibble for the rest of the month. It's also coming up on Thanksgiving here in Canada, which means cheap turkey season, so I got … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: high raised bed build, day 2
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
When I placed our order for fall garlic, I also ordered a pack of seeds for next year's garden. It felt kind of weird to order just one pack of seeds. Especially since the garlic will be shipper later, when it's time to plant them in our zone. This is a variety of tomatoes my … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: chocolate
It has remained too damp to try cutting wood, so I worked on a few other things today. One of them was to start getting the remaining chimney blocks out of the old basement, to where they will be set up for next year. The blocks themselves are not too much of a problem. I … Continue reading Little by little, and a Crespo surprise
Today, I was able to get back to working on our first low raised bed. The first thing I had to do was scrounge through a shed and the barn, looking for something I could use to support the long sides and prevent them from bowing outwards once the bed is full of soil. I … Continue reading First low raised bed, part two: done!
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!
Sadly, we didn't get any more rain today, but it has been very windy. Enough that we lowered the canopy tent as far as it can go, so reduce the chances of wind damage. It still has our camp chairs and makeshift table that we were using to cure onions on a screen, under it, … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: second box done
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
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