Fall garden update: carrot and beet surprise!

One last garden update to post, interrupted by having to make a run to the post office to pick up a package before they closed! 😀 With the kittens mashing down the netting on two of the beds in the old kitchen garden, I finally gave in and removed the mesh completely. With the beets … Continue reading Fall garden update: carrot and beet surprise!

Our 2021 garden: tending the old kitchen garden

As much as I love all the rain we've been having, I was happy to have a mild, sunny day to get some work done outside. I finally got around to tending the big L shaped beet bed in the old kitchen garden. This bed has had almost no tending, since we put the floating … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: tending the old kitchen garden

Our 2021 garden: fixing the beet bed, and last things

One of the things we've done to protect some of our garden beds from the groundhogs and deer was to use mosquito netting as row covers. The edges were weighed down with whatever was handy; rocks, bricks, pieces of wood... that sort of thing. The beet bed near where the garlic had been planted has … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: fixing the beet bed, and last things

Our 2021 garden: nibbles and attempted nibbles

While doing my morning rounds, I found that something had tried to get under the floating cover on a beet bed. It seems than an onion did its job of guard duty! This particular union had been falling over on its own before, and when I picked it up, I could see it's roots were … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: nibbles and attempted nibbles

Our 2021 garden: how it looked this morning

Apparently, we got rain last night. I have my doubts. Apparently, we got rain while I would outside, watering the garden, too. That would have been nice, but all we had was hot, muggy, thick air. *sigh* One of the awesome things about gardening is how fast things can grow. We've got a whole bunch … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: how it looked this morning

Our 2021 garden: last beets, and mulching

I'm taking a bit of a break from working outside, to avoid the hottest part of the day. We've reached 22C/71F, and our high is supposed to be 23C/74F. One of the things I've been trying to do early in the day is water all the beds that we've planted. I've been concerned about them, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: last beets, and mulching