Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel, day 4, and sacrificial spinach!

Today was set to be a scorcher, so when I did my morning rounds, I took the time to water all the garden beds before things got too hot, even though they got a thorough watering last night. When I got to the spinach beds, I saw evidence of skulduggery! The sacrificial spinach, at the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel, day 4, and sacrificial spinach!

Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel, day 3, and progress

We managed to get outside for a bit more progress on the garden. One of the things I did was go through where we planted sunflowers last year, and dig out any remaining stumps. I am really impressed with how much softer the soil is. Well. When I managed to not hit any rocks, at … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel, day 3, and progress

Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel, day two

Well, I'd hoped we could actually finish the squash tunnel today, or at least get the side cross pieces at the top done, but we didn't get quite that far. But, progress was still made. Most importantly, we got the supports up in the post holes. In refilling the post holes and tamping the soil … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel, day two

Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel build, day one

Not that long ago, we were dealing with freezing temperatures. Now we've got a heat wave! Today's high was predicted to be 24C/77F. Instead, we reached 28C/82F. Tomorrow's high is supposed to be 28C... does that mean we'll be going to break 30C/86F? 😦 Hot as it was, we needed to get started on the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel build, day one

Our 2021 garden: getting things planted, and trying things out

This morning, I wanted to get that half-bed planted with carrots. I was happy to discover that the Kyoto Red carrots I'd ordered were pelleted seeds (I'm sure I knew that when I'd ordered them, but completely forgot!), so they could go in right away. Before I did, though, I cooked up some cornstarch gel, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: getting things planted, and trying things out

Our 2021 garden: building the first pea trellis

We had a beautiful warm day today - prefect for working outside! Our peas are among the things that require the most preparation before we can direct sow them, so we decided to focus on building trellises for them. After looking over some design ideas, drawing some sketches and making some decisions, I headed out … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: building the first pea trellis

Our 2021 garden: making grow bags

One thing about our internet being a problem is that we're really learning what browsers and websites are data hogs of one type or another. Chrome is better than Firefox, and WordPress is just awful. Not just the editor, but simply trying to view other WordPress blogs. I don't know what they're trying to do … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: making grow bags

Converting the fish tank to a cat proof greenhouse, part 4: padded

Today, I found the self adhesive felted pads that I wanted to use on the covers for the fish tank. I found them while looking for something else, of course. 😀 Here is where, on the tank, I want them to sit. The bar across the middle has extra surface area in the corners of … Continue reading Converting the fish tank to a cat proof greenhouse, part 4: padded

Converting the fish tank to a cat proof greenhouse, part 3: covers done!

Yes! The big tank now has its cat proof covers! The second one was much faster to build than the first. 😀 For those who are new to this blog *waves hello* you can catch up on the project with part one and part two. Links will open in new tabs, so you don't lose … Continue reading Converting the fish tank to a cat proof greenhouse, part 3: covers done!