Our 2021 garden: seed planning, a furry mushroom, and oops!

After hauling to many loads of soil over the rough, rough ground, none of us were up to doing it again today. So our Sunday remained a day of rest! We did still go out to soak down the beds we are working on, though, along with other watering and checking of things. There is … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: seed planning, a furry mushroom, and oops!

Our 2021 garden: peas are in, and other progress

Our first direct sown seeds are in! This morning, I got the peas planted in their new beds. I also added our first line of defense against birds and deer: flappy, noisy grocery bags. As soon as we can, those will be replaced with whirligigs, wind chimes, flags, flashy things - whatever we can find … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: peas are in, and other progress

Our 2021 Garden: we have tomato babies!

Little bitty sprooooots actually showed up a couple of days ago, but they were so tiny, I didn't bother trying to take a picture through the glass of the tank. So far, only the Spoon tomatoes have started to show, not the Mosaic mix, though some of the bunching onions emerged even earlier. I unpacked … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: we have tomato babies!

Follow up: frost damaged squash

It's a good thing we started so many squashes, and ended up transplanting them as such different times. The ones that sprouted later and got transplanted later got missed by that last frost of the season, and have been quite prolific. A couple of frost damaged ones in the first bed, both zucchini, recovered enough … Continue reading Follow up: frost damaged squash