I just have to start with the exciting part. We actually got rain today! Okay, so it was maybe only for about 20 minutes, but it was a nice, gentle, steady rain, and enough that after several hours, the ground is still damp. Not only that, but we've got a 90% chance of more rain … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: some growth, some critter damage, and WE GOT RAIN!!!!
Today, I built what should be the last garden bed for the year. This one is for the climbers. Here is what the space looked like when I started. The original plan was to use the remaining chimney blocks, like the one in the photo, as planters along the chain link fence, but they remain … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: one last bed, and transplants
Today's priority was to start the last of the seeds indoors. I'd been preparing a bin with toilet paper tubes, as something that would allow the least root disruption when transplanting (at least, so I've read). After a couple of days, it was time to start planting the Montana Morado corn!! Aren't they gorgeous? The … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: planting day, indoors – and that didn’t work!
The frosts we have had didn't quite kill off the cucamelons, but they are certainly beyond being able to continue producing. There were still a few left on the vines that were big enough to withstand the frost, though! They were still tasty, too. 🙂 After taking down the yarn net I made for a … Continue reading Fall clean up: cucamelon surprise
After looking up and confirming when to start harvesting cucamelons, I went ahead and picked the largest ones. The fruit doesn't grow larger than 1 or 2 inches, and we read that if they are left too long, they get really seedy. Which makes sense. Aren't they adorable? There was just enough for 2 each, … Continue reading Cucamelons: first taste!
As we work on clearing, cleaning and reclaiming the yard and planting our first garden beds, I've been keeping a close eye on details to keep in mind for the future. Things that will help us decide what needs to be done next, what to change or what to keep the same. This morning, I … Continue reading Comparisons
Yes!!! It's finally done! Everything we started from seed has finally been transplanted. At least, everything that sprouted... These are all the pellets that didn't sprout. The tray in the background was the squashes tray. I'd say most of those empty pellets are the gourds. The ones in the foreground are mostly fennel, with maybe … Continue reading Garden progress: finally!!