Our 2022 garden: starting the first high raised bed

Our glorious weather isn't going to stick around, and we've got garlic ordered, so I wanted to make sure we had at least one prepared bed for them. This is the empty bed that had yellow onion and shallot sets in it. It was also supposed to have purple kohlrabi, but that never grew. We … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: starting the first high raised bed

Our 2021 garden bed prep, and dealing with the heat

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

Our 2021 garden: direct sown corn and sunflowers, done!

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!

Our 2021 garden: finished one area, started another

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