Today, I finally got to harvesting the garden beds we planted where the old wood pile used to be. This is what we started with, in the spring. You can read about how the garden plots were doing by August, here, so I won't repeat myself in this post. One of the things I've been … Continue reading Harvested: what I expected, and what I got
While making scalloped potatoes yesterday, I wanted to find a way to use the carrots from our garden I had picked that morning. If they had been larger, I would have just sliced them thin and layered them with the potatoes, but these were on the small side. So I got creative. Here is how … Continue reading Not quite a recipe: three cheese scalloped potatoes with kielbasa and carrots
I realized I've neglected to take progress photos of some of our garden beds, so I got a few this morning. Here are our two potato beds. I was shooting blind, because my phone's screen went completely black in the sunlight. Still, you can see the potatoes among the mulch, separated by a path of … Continue reading How does the garden(s) grow?
Well, the heat wave is back! When I headed out to do my rounds this morning, it was already 26C/78F. When I grabbed the hose to use it briefly, before topping up the cats' water bowls, the water was almost hot! So I decided to water a bunch of things, using up the warmer water … Continue reading Another scorcher
With Junk Pile's babies starting to use the spirea to hide in, I moved a food dish near the area. This morning, while Junk Pile was by the house, waiting for me to refill the kibble, I saw her mostly white kitten, sitting on the mulch by the grapes. It's not the white kitten in … Continue reading Two kinds of babies
We've got all sorts of things growing right now. Of course, the kittens are growing into ferocious little ankle biters. They also love climbing on and clawing the grandpa slippers. 😀 Once outside, I checked the new garden bed and discovered carrots! Unfortunately, there are also plenty of other things sprouting. At least the thistles … Continue reading Growing things
We're having another wild and windy day! Still, stuff needs to get planted. I made a quick trip into town and my errands included stopping at the hardware store. Their garden centre was open, so I checked it out. I couldn't resist. I bought some muskmelon transplants. Muskmelon is a type of cantaloupe that I … Continue reading Gardening progress
This morning, when checking the soaking carrot seeds, I FINALLY spotted some roots! For those who are new to following this blog (welcome!), this video shows the technique I am trying. https://youtu.be/qZo4GpjswhU The first thing I needed to do was make the conrstarch gel. I noticed in the comments that people found the ratio in … Continue reading Garden progress