Today I took my mother to her doctor's appointment, so I got very little garden stuff done today. Last night, however, I was able to start prepping the toilet paper tubes we'll be using to start the Montana Morado corn in. I picked up this coolant funnel long ago, because it's perfect for jobs like … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: an experiment, plus the jiggler is in!
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
This morning, we had snow coming down with flakes so big, I could see them without my glasses! 😀 They even triggered the motion sensor on the security camera during daylight. That happens all the time at night, with the infrared flash (and I wake up to hundreds of emails with images of snow or … Continue reading Snowy morning
While doing my rounds today, I brought out one of our black tarps and headed over to where we will be planting the Montana Morado corn. None of our corn can be planted until well after our June 2 last frost date. Covering this area now will give us about 5-6 weeks to kill off … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: killing grass, and first one!
After working things out and making some decisions on where we want to plant things, we are ready to mark out beds in preparation for planting. We have seeds than need to be direct sown before our first frost, and those are the areas we want to focus on. We'd decided to mark off blocks … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: marking spaces
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
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
My older daughter and I headed out for a walk, and we decided to go ahead and remove the plastic covering our garlic beds. When looking up how to plant winter garlic, all the resources said to cover the garlic with a heavy layer of mulch. What none of them did was mention when to … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: the garlic beds
We had such a lovely day today, even with fairly high winds, that I couldn't resist going outside and doing a bit of clean up. This time, I decided to work in the old garden area. As we clean up around the property, there is one thing I find myself struggling with that I did … Continue reading Clean up: trees in the old garden
Today was a day of moving forward on a few things, and even accomplishing some! 😀 First, the most important thing. Potato Beetle status. No, this is not Potato Beetle. Nostrildamus was posing so sweetly for me, I just had to take a photo. Also, his eyes are quite clear. He's just got them comfortably … Continue reading Moving forward on all sorts of things!