I had a rather amusing start to the morning! While heading out to feed the outside cats, I heard a noise from an unusual direction. I had startled Nicky the Nose on the sun room roof! I always get a giggle out of how he pancakes himself like that when he's startled. As if he … Continue reading An awesome Mother’s Day, pancake cat, soil comparisons and pretty things. 🙂
My daughters and I regularly check the areas we planted things in the fall. Especially where we planted so many corms and bulbs. For those new to this blog (welcome! I'm very happy you're here!), last fall we planted 200 grape hyacinths in one area (day one, day two). In another, we planted about 100 … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: luffa, Crespo squash, decisions made, and we have sproooooots!!!
I remembered to get a photo of our onions in their new location in the sun room. I ended up removing the plastic on the mini-greenhouse frame, so it wouldn't get too warm, and so there would be air circulation from the ceiling fan. This is early enough in the morning that the room is … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: onions – to trim or not to trim?
Well, I've gone and done it. I've made another order from Vesey's Seeds. What can I say? I couldn't resist! Truthfully, the things I ordered today are not for me. They are for my daughters. My excuse is, they both have spring birthdays, so this is my gift to them! Here is what I've ordered. … Continue reading I couldn’t resist
I was very happy to see our first order from Rare Seeds (Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds) come in. With so many delays in deliveries, I was more hoping than expecting. Also, I'm a suck. More on that later. 😀 Here is what came in: (click on the images to see them better) We've got 2 … Continue reading First seeds in! Plus an early Christmas present.
I posted previously about seeds we ordered from Rare Seeds. Since then, I've placed another small order from them, which I will talk about below. (all links should open in new tabs, so you won't lose your place. 🙂 ) The problem is, our first order hasn't arrived yet. It has been shipped and, as … Continue reading Garden plans for 2021: orders in, and probably way too much!
Yes, it's only the middle of November, but the girls and I are already planning for next year's gardening. We learned a lot in our first year of gardening here, and will be using that information as we expand our food growing. We have several goals and things we keep in mind when deciding what … Continue reading Garden plans for 2021
I was so excited to finally get our bulbs this morning! Here are the three varieties of garlic we ordered. I appreciate how they add things to the label, like "best for roasting" , "rich, spicy flavour" and "big cloves with bold flavour". This is what 1 pound of each variety looks like. I wasn't … Continue reading Fall planting: the garlic is in!
I just couldn't resist sharing these photos! I'm happy to say that last night's frost seems to have had no effect on the sunflowers at all. The only leaves with frost damage that I saw were leaves that had first been broken by the high winds we had a few days ago. Right now, we've … Continue reading In the sun
This morning, I finally harvested all of the grapes. There is actually a zucchini and a couple of patty pan squash under there! I'm really happy with how the grapes did this year! Our first summer here, we didn't even know we had grapes at all, at first. We even had some to pick, then … Continue reading Harvest