Well, we've passed our forecasted high of the day and have reached 30C/86F, with the humidex putting us at 35C/95F, this afternoon. We did, however, get RAIN this morning! I was awakened by the sound of thunder, so I quickly went outside to make sure the cats and birds had food before the rain hit. … Continue reading Little friends, and garlic mystery solved?
Before heading out to do the watering, I went through our remaining seed packets to do a bit of planning. First, there's what's left of things we planted in the spring. To the right, we have the two types of carrots in pelleted seeds. I keep reading that we can still plant carrots this late … Continue reading Our 2021 – and 2022 – garden: seed assessment
With the expected heat today, I headed out earlier to do my rounds, and stayed out to do extra watering with the hose fertilizer attachment. When I first went outside, at about 7:30am it was almost chilly. An hour later, the heat was already hitting. The above photo was taken between 8:30 and 9am. The … Continue reading Starting early
Today was our day to head into the city for out monthly shop, so my morning rounds were a bit earlier than usual. Which seems to confuse the outside cats! 😀 Yesterday evening, when things started to cool down, my younger daughter was a sweetheart and crawled around inside the upside down kibble house, to … Continue reading Kibble house and other progress
The weather forecast said that we would be cooler today. They lied. When I did my morning rounds, it was already above 20C/68F, and we easily hit 28C/82F this afternoon, with a humidex above 30C/86F. Which meant that we spent as much of the day indoors, out of the heat, as we could. Thankfully, the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden bed prep, and dealing with the heat
No, that is not a typo! While we have extra seeds that we got for this year's garden that we will use next year, yesterday I bought the first seeds specifically for next year's garden. While going through seed sites with my daughters, we spotted these Yellow Pear heritage tomatoes and we all agreed that … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: first seeds
So... today didn't go quite as planned, originally. What else is new? 😀 But first, I want to share this picture. This bed is the yellow bush beans. The green and purple ones look much the same. Even more beans have been sprouting, and it looks like we've got an almost 100% germination rate already! … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: beans, and future mulch!
Before I headed out to do my morning rounds, we had already hit 25C/77F. By the time I was done, it was already 30C/86F! Thankfully, there was still a breeze and some shade, so it didn't feel too bad. I made a couple of discoveries in the garden this morning, but before I get to … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: more firsts, and silly kitties!
The much needed rain we are having right now has been accompanied by some pretty chill temperatures! The furnace even turned on, this morning. As I write this, my desktop weather app tells me we are at 4C/39F, but it feels like -1C/30F. But then, it also says we're raining right now, and we're not. … Continue reading Garden pause
The girls were able to come out and give me a hand this afternoon, so things got done a lot faster. Especially for me, when they booted me out of the garden and into the house. Apparently, I was looking pretty sun burned! Not feeling it, though. 😉 In my focus on watering, I've been … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: haskap and corn plot status