Our 2021 garden: outdoor planting – eventually. Also, we have flowers!

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!

Our 2021 garden: peas are in, and other progress

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

Our 2021 garden: Crespo squash, and pea beds ready!

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!

Our 2021 garden: quick finish on the unplanned bed

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