Our 2021 garden: final harvest!

Today, I went out to get together with some friends. When I got back, the girls were in the old kitchen garden, starting our final harvest! I started off helping with the beets in the L shaped bed, before heading over to quickly do the beet bed next to the garlic. What a difference! In … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: final harvest!

Our 2021 garden: clean up, little harvests and high raised bed progress

It was a chilly day for it, but we got quite a bit done cleaning up in the garden today. My focus was on finishing with the abandoned carrot bed that was half done yesterday. This is how it was left lat night. The second half had the Kyoto Red carrots planted, and after the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: clean up, little harvests and high raised bed progress

Today’s progress: high raised bed and half a carrot bed. Plus, a robocall with a difference!

One of the things about living our here is that phone calls are pretty rare things. We like it that way. Every now and then, we'll get a robocall. Sometimes, from political parties, for conference call town hall meetings, or urgent messages telling us that we are about to be arrested by Canada Revenue for … Continue reading Today’s progress: high raised bed and half a carrot bed. Plus, a robocall with a difference!

Our 2021 garden: final harvest? Yes, no and maybe!

Here we are, in the middle of October, and still there are things in the garden to pick! Yesterday evening, I went out to work on the high raised garden bed a bit. The notches at the north end needed to be finished. In particular, I needed to deepen the ones at the ends of … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: final harvest? Yes, no and maybe!

Our 2021 garden: sleepy bee, a pretty harvest, and more rain to come?

While doing my rounds this morning, I was specifically looking to see how things held out after the colder than predicted overnight temperatures a couple of nights ago. Quite a few heads are at that drooping/maturing stage. Others are still in their early stages of blooming. It isn't unusual, in these cooler mornings, for me … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: sleepy bee, a pretty harvest, and more rain to come?

Our 2021 garden: two kinds of potatoes

I wasn't going to harvest our potatoes yet, since they can stay in the ground until after we get frost. It is, however, Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, and dangit, I want to have some of our own potatoes! 😀 The fingerling potatoes are still growing, but the Yukon Gem and Norland potato plants are … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: two kinds of potatoes

Our 2021 garden; what a difference rain makes! Plus, a possibility

We got a pretty substantial rainfall last night. We are supposed to continue to get rain through today and into tomorrow, too. Which means I won't be getting much done on the raised garden bed, but that's okay. We need lots more rain - and hopefully get the mild, wet winter the Old Farmer's Almanac … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; what a difference rain makes! Plus, a possibility

Our 2021 garden; enjoying a sad little corn harvest

This morning, I went through all the sweet corn blocks and harvested anything the looked like it might have a few kernels on it. 😀 I can't remember which variety I'd planted in each block, but you can really tell the difference in them! I'd started with the southernmost block, which almost filled my giant … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; enjoying a sad little corn harvest