One of my goals for today was to modify one of the wire mesh covers for the main garden beds. I will be planting in this bed soon, and have set up the soaker hose in it for now. I had one board left of what we used to make the long sides, and used … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: today’s project, and new growth
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
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
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!
Having slept in this morning, I was back in the garden far later than I intended, and it was already getting quite hot. Thankfully, I didn't have a lot to do to finish the last corn block, and I got it done before the shade was gone. It's going to be a real challenge, gardening … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: finished one area, started another
Today being Sunday, I normally avoid all unnecessary work. With the weather turning nice, it became a day to get back to hauling dirt, so we'll have something to direct sow and transplant into, so that counts as necessary work! Tomorrow is supposed to get quite hot, so I wanted to get as much manual … Continue reading Our 2021 garden, interrupted
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
My morning rounds now includes watering all the garden beds. Though we have had rain in the forecast, so far we've only received the lightest of smatterings. Hopefully, over the next few days, we'll get some real rain. I had a lovely surprise when I came into the sun room this morning. SO many more … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning progress, and changes in plans
Our Veseys order arrived in the mail a day early!! We are so thrilled! One of the boxes was the Purple Passion Asparagus (6 crowns), and Black Form Iris. The other box was our Illinois Everbearing Mulberry. It even has leaf buds!! We still need to take down a whole lot of dead trees in … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: order in, and digging trenches!
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