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
Just check out these sunflowers! We now have two seed heads on the originally planted giant varieties, opening up. The first one to start opening is getting big enough, the stalk is starting to droop quite a bit - which means short little me can see it better! 😀 Nice to see the pollinators busy … Continue reading Oh, sunny day!
Among the things we chose to plant for our first garden since moving out here were Yukon Gem potatoes. My view when it comes to planting potatoes is, since they are so inexpensive and easy to find in the grocery stores, we'll choose a variety that are not available unless we plant them ourselves. Yukon … Continue reading First!
Our grapes are finally starting to ripen! These are now about twice the size of what they were like, fully ripe, our first summer here. 🙂 The Re-Farmer