Now that it's "cooled off" again to 32C/90F (feels like 34C/93F), I headed back to the garden to remove the shade clothes and get those photos I promised. Our surviving (barely) French Breakfast radishes, and rainbow chard. Now that one of the beds has a window screen mesh covering it, I decided to take a … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; fall planting, and shallot surprise
Today, with repeated warnings for thunderstorms, and even the sound of thunder in the distance, we got only a smattering of rain this afternoon. Barely enough to get the ground a bit wet. 😦 At least we're a couple of degrees cooler than forecast. With the conditions we've had this year, our Rural Municipality officially … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; new seedlings – plus critters
Finally! I got the summer sowing done, in all three empty beds. 🙂 Before I started on that, though, I made another attempt at trying to keep the woodchuck out of our carrot beds. I'd read the Epsom salts are a thing they don't like, while also being good for the garden. We didn't have … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; summer sowing
When we got that one really cold night in late May, most things survived (the new mulberry sapling, sadly, did not) just fine. However, anything that was budding lost their flowers. Including almost all of the lilacs. This Korean lilac usually blooms after the common lilac, but with the warmth we'd had earlier in May, … Continue reading Growing things
So my darling daughters did some planting, while I fell asleep in a bed full of cats. 😀 The plastic covered bed in the foreground is two types of carrots, plus the kohlrabi seeds from last year. The plastic covered bed in the background is the beets, including seeds from last year, so there are … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: more beets and carrots
One of the things we planted this spring was a couple of rows of kohl rabi (or is it kohlrabi? I have seen it both ways...). They have not done well. Of all that we planted, there were about 4 surviving plants that sprouted. Of those, a couple got et by deer. The last two, … Continue reading Holy Kohlrabi!
I realized I've neglected to take progress photos of some of our garden beds, so I got a few this morning. Here are our two potato beds. I was shooting blind, because my phone's screen went completely black in the sunlight. Still, you can see the potatoes among the mulch, separated by a path of … Continue reading How does the garden(s) grow?
We're having another wild and windy day! Still, stuff needs to get planted. I made a quick trip into town and my errands included stopping at the hardware store. Their garden centre was open, so I checked it out. I couldn't resist. I bought some muskmelon transplants. Muskmelon is a type of cantaloupe that I … Continue reading Gardening progress