While it was a warm day today, it wasn't quite warm enough to work on garden beds, so once the outhouse floor was done, I focused on doing a number of small jobs around the yard. One of them was to replace the grass mulch on the garlic beds with a thick layer of straw. … Continue reading More fall clean up, prowlers, and there’s a stranger in town!
We're having another lovely, mild day with sunny skies. A perfect day to get more done outside! My main goal for the day was to finally build the third low raised bed box and set it up. The ground is starting to freeze, though, so I couldn't make quite as deep a "foundation" as with … Continue reading Boxes, tubers, broken tools and… cows!
I worked on some of the garden beds yesterday, until it got too dark to keep it up. Here is what I managed to get done. The first bed I worked on was the beet bed by the garlic, as this one will be getting a box frame soon. I started by removing the bricks … Continue reading Our 2021 garden cleanup: progress and plans for the day
Oh, what a lovely day we're having today! As I write this, we are at 17C/63F, which is a couple of degrees warmer than forecast. We've got beautiful blue skies and sunshine, though it was a bit winder than I would have liked - only because I needed to do some spray painting. While the … Continue reading Low raised beds: ready for planting
My darling daughter was able to do a patch job last night, beside the low raised bed I finished yesterday. That pile of salvaged boards is coming in very handy! We are getting it down to a point where we are starting to reach wood that isn't rotted out or weather damaged, too. We might … Continue reading Low raised bed: path patch
You can read about the first raised bed I did, here and here. Things were done a bit different this time, so here is another step-by-step post with lots of photos! 🙂 I actually started this bed over a week ago. This is how it looked then. This bed has been almost completely untouched since … Continue reading Second low raised bed: done!
Today, I was able to get back to working on our first low raised bed. The first thing I had to do was scrounge through a shed and the barn, looking for something I could use to support the long sides and prevent them from bowing outwards once the bed is full of soil. I … Continue reading First low raised bed, part two: done!
This evening, I finally got around to working on the first of the low raised beds in what had been our garlic beds this year. The boxes are ready and waiting, and the beds had been left for any weeds to get larger, so they would be easier to pull. The plan: dig out all … Continue reading First low raised bed: part one. It’s good to be flexible!