Today, we harvested all three spinach beds! Looking at them this morning, I thought we could just harvest the plants that had started to go to seed and leave the smaller ones, but when we were ready to start, we realized that the smaller ones were going to seed, too! We ended up using our … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first harvest!
Today, I finally got to harvesting the garden beds we planted where the old wood pile used to be. This is what we started with, in the spring. You can read about how the garden plots were doing by August, here, so I won't repeat myself in this post. One of the things I've been … Continue reading Harvested: what I expected, and what I got
It's working out to be a very unpleasant morning, weather wise! Thankfully, I was out earlier to do my rounds outside, so I could make sure the gate was open. We've got a septic company coming in to clean out our tank for the winter, some time this morning. Checking on the sunflowers this morning, … Continue reading Stripped bare, and heavy traffic day
Today, we took advantage of the warmer weather and dug up our two potato beds. The first one got done fairly early in the morning, before we headed to the city. Having already dug up a few of them earlier, I had some idea of what to expect, but I have zero experience with growing … Continue reading Potato beds put to bed
Today, I headed out to pick the apples off of one of our crabapple trees. This is the one that has such bright red, sweet apples. It also ripens earlier than the other trees. Last year, most of the apples disappeared before I had a chance to harvest them, so I wanted to get them … Continue reading Crab apple picking
This morning, I finally harvested all of the grapes. There is actually a zucchini and a couple of patty pan squash under there! I'm really happy with how the grapes did this year! Our first summer here, we didn't even know we had grapes at all, at first. We even had some to pick, then … Continue reading Harvest