Last ones

This is it. The last ones. This afternoon, I headed into the roots cellar and grabbed the last of our yellow onions that we had hanging down there. These are the Norstar we grew from seed. We finished the ones we grew from sets a while ago. And these are the last of the Red … Continue reading Last ones

Our 2022 garden: winter sowing experiment

I was inspired by WolfSong to try something new - and help with that urge to be planting something already! Winter sowing. Today, I finally got some seeds started. We've been keeping a variety of plastic bottles and jugs for potential garden use. We've got mostly the blue water bottles. The distilled water we get … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: winter sowing experiment

Our 2022 garden: Eagle Creek Seed Potatoes order placed!

I wasn't going to be able to place another order for our garden until next month's budget, but thanks to my daughter, we now have our potatoes ordered! While I was very happy with the potatoes we ordered from Vesey's, we went with a new company this time - one that I have added to … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: Eagle Creek Seed Potatoes order placed!

So you want to grow a “survival garden”

For at least a decade, there has been an increase in people who have decided to move out of the cities, get themselves an acreage, and live as self-sufficiently as possible. Which is basically, how I grew up. Things have really changed, though, and modern homesteaders have a lot more resources, options and choices than … Continue reading So you want to grow a “survival garden”

Our 2022 garden: Heritage Harvest, second seed order

Well, I just couldn't resist. After looking over the Heritage Harvest site, then going over my budget, I went ahead and placed another seed order. We may not be able to plant them all, but we'll at least have a good start on our own seed bank, if we don't! All thumbnail images belong to … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: Heritage Harvest, second seed order

Our 2022 garden seed order: Heritage Harvest Seed

I was really excited to find Heritage Harvest Seed. First because it is a company from Fisher Branch, Manitoba. They are even further north than we are. Which means we can be confident that anything we order from them will grow here! Also, they specialize in rare and endangered seeds. I love going through the … Continue reading Our 2022 garden seed order: Heritage Harvest Seed

Our 2022 garden seed order placed: Mary’s Heirloom Seeds

Last year, we grew the Montana Morado corn, from Baker Creek, which I thought was maize morado, or Kulli, from Peru. They turned out to be a US hybrid. There was certainly nothing to object to about the corn itself, but once I learned about maize morado, I just got it in me that I … Continue reading Our 2022 garden seed order placed: Mary’s Heirloom Seeds

Our 2022 garden seed order placed: Baker Creek

I may not have made my shopping trip to the city today, but that didn't stop me from shopping! I have already placed my first seed order for next year's garden from Vesey's. That order is in, including a correction. We've got a monthly seed budget right now, so we will continue to place orders … Continue reading Our 2022 garden seed order placed: Baker Creek