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
With this being our first attempt to do any gardening since we've moved back to my family farm, we are learning quite a lot. One of those things is, there are a lot more rocks in the old garden than I remember as a kid! I had broken up some of the hillier parts that … Continue reading Garden stuff update, and shortened term plans
My daughters and I headed out towards the barn last night, and noticed the dogwood growing at the shed with the roof my brother and I patched is now blooming very enthusiastically! It is such a strong, healthy bush! I'm hoping I can get away with leaving it alone, even though it's growing right up … Continue reading Growing things – and not growing things
Today, it was time to transplant some of the squashes we started from seed indoors. I am really hoping we're not jumping the gun, here, but many were outgrowing their Jiffy Pellets and really needed to get in the ground. In the future, for things that need to be started so early indoors, I am … Continue reading Gardening progress: transplanting
Welcome to my “Recommended” series of posts. These will be weekly – for now – posts about resources I have found over the past while that I found so excellent, I want to share them with you, my dear readers. 🙂 Whether or not I continue to post these, and how often they are posted, … Continue reading Recommended: Maritime Gardening