It was a rough night for me, last night. Very little sleep, and the pain levels are just high enough to make any position uncomfortable after only a short time. Thankfully, my husband was well enough this morning to head out do all the food bowls for the cats, and refill the bird feeder, allowing … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: time for a hair cut!
I love how, every day, there seems to be something new or different in the garden! While doing my rounds, one of the first things I do after putting food and water out for the cats (or like today, just water, as my husband was feeling good enough to go outside and do their food), … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: this morning in the garden
It was a hot and windy day today, and my younger daughter and I ended up making a quick run into town, but we did get some decent progress in the garden. My older daughter braved the hottest part of the day and added more soil to the 15 summer squash mounds. I waited until … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: today’s progress
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
We're taking a break from our push to get the squash and corn transplanted today. Lots has been done, with lots more to do, but we just had to stop for a while. My daughters didn't take any photos of what they were doing, so I just have "after" pictures to show. This is the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: transplanting progress
Pretty much all of the squash, both winter and summer, that we chose are small varieties that mature quickly. The one exception was the Crespo squash. Of the 6 seeds we planted, one came up and got quite large. After we moved our seedlings from the aquarium greenhouses to the sun room, a second seedling … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: transplanting Crespo squash
The heat has kept us indoors, for the must part, but a daughter and I did make a trip into town for some errands. I took advantage of the trip to see if the dollar store had stocked up on pinwheels and whirlygigs. They have not, but I did get their last hula hoops, to … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: netted
We had a solid rainfall last night. With the sunflowers, tomatoes and bunching onions just transplanted yesterday, I was concerned over how they held up. I was happy to see that the tomatoes were looking very sturdy, and even the little bitty onions were looking stronger. It was the sunflowers that I was most concerned … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: firsts!
Today was nowhere near as productive as I intended it to be. Ah, well. I headed out early in the day to the nearer small city, to pick up a few things we couldn't get during our big city trips. The first stop was Canadian Tire, where I was able to get more of the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: filling the gaps
The crab apple trees near the old garden area are starting to bloom. Not all of them yet, but this one was looking gorgeous, today. 🙂 This morning, after all the garden beds were watered, my older daughter and I got to work on the corn and sunflower blocks. She started by making furrows for … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: direct sown corn and sunflowers, done!