Today was the day to start planting our onions. I wanted to get the transplants out, to make room for the squash in the sun room, and get the onion sets in. The plan was to have onions on either side of the kale that has already been direst sown, in the bed on one … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: outdoor planting – eventually. Also, we have flowers!
A change in plans. Today, I wanted to get started on the old kitchen garden, where we intend to plant the poppies. This is how it looked at the start. The hose is from the sump pump in the old basement. It has not turned on in ages. It's simply been too dry. You can … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: old kitchen garden, part one
I was going to have to head into town this afternoon, so I made sure to get out and continue working on the garden beds as early as I could. I didn't think to take a picture until after I'd hauled loads of soil onto one of the beds. Before I started on the soil, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: got them done, thanks to a new “toy”
Our first direct sown seeds are in! This morning, I got the peas planted in their new beds. I also added our first line of defense against birds and deer: flappy, noisy grocery bags. As soon as we can, those will be replaced with whirligigs, wind chimes, flags, flashy things - whatever we can find … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: peas are in, and other progress
Oh, I'm going to be in for a world of hurt, tomorrow. It's going to be worth every bit of it! 😀 But first, I have to show off the little Crespo squash baby! I got this photo last night. This is how it looked, less than 24 hours later. Then I checked it this … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: Crespo squash, and pea beds ready!
A while back, the girls and I decided to create a bed in an unplanned area. Today, things got pleasant enough outside that I quickly finished part of it. This is the side that will have the Strawberry Spinach planted. These can be successively sown every two weeks, starting before the last frost date, so … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: quick finish on the unplanned bed
Things went in unplanned directions this morning! But first, the fun stuff. 🙂 We have the handsome Ginger to greet us! He's been quite the character, and a lot of fun. 🙂 The outside cats were happy for breakfast. 🙂 We finally took the tarp off the top of the kibble house. We got some … Continue reading Catching up on this morning
My daughters and I have spent quite a bit of time, working out where to plant what, so we know where to build beds to plant in. Then I realized we completely forgot about the purple asparagus crowns that will be shipped later, to arrive at time of planting in our zone 3 region. We'd … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: unplanned garden bed
The forecast for today has changed, and we are expected to be even warmer than originally predicted. Before trying to get my husband to the lab in town for his blood work (he never even got to the counter to get his requisition; the line up was out the door, and was moving so slowly, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: new, layered bed
It was an absolutely gorgeous day today! My younger daughter and I took advantage of it and built a new garden bed in the area we plan to plant tomatoes. The tomato seedlings are doing well, as are the luffa. They have roots starting to show out the bottoms of the pots already! The onions … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: new bed built