I just have to start with the exciting part. We actually got rain today! Okay, so it was maybe only for about 20 minutes, but it was a nice, gentle, steady rain, and enough that after several hours, the ground is still damp. Not only that, but we've got a 90% chance of more rain … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: some growth, some critter damage, and WE GOT RAIN!!!!
Just a few pictures of the garden beds that I took while doing my morning rounds. This is the newest bed in the area where the old wood pile used to be, and these beets were the first ones planted, so they are larger than the others. Well. Some of them are. We are curious … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: how things are looking
Yes!!!!! We managed to finish transplanting tonight! I thought we might have to move beyond the squash tunnel, but since these will be trained to climb, we were able to plant them closer together than we normally would, and they all fit. Also, I was sure we had the little pumpkins to transplant. I was … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: corn, gourds, squash and melon transplants DONE!!
Wow. It's coming up on 10pm as I start this, and this is the first time I've had to sit down for most of the day! Today was our monthly shop, so after doing my rounds, my younger daughter and I headed out to the city. We were going to do our usual shop when … Continue reading Our 2021 garden seedling shuffle, monthly shop, and man that’s bright!
My daughters and I regularly check the areas we planted things in the fall. Especially where we planted so many corms and bulbs. For those new to this blog (welcome! I'm very happy you're here!), last fall we planted 200 grape hyacinths in one area (day one, day two). In another, we planted about 100 … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: luffa, Crespo squash, decisions made, and we have sproooooots!!!
Thanks to some feedback from Kensho Homestead, I decided to go ahead and trim our bulb onion seedlings this morning. Though our temperatures dipped below freezing lat night, the sun room remained nice and warm. I didn't even bother putting the plastic cover over the mini greenhouse to keep more of the heat from the … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: just a little trim, and strong babies!
Oh, my goodness, but our internet connection has been bad tonight! It's taken me forever to finally be able to load the editor to start this post! It's not done giving me grief yet, either! Still, I wanted to get this posted before calling it a day, since I'm basically using this blog as a … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: all gourds now started
It was very exciting last night! We spotted our very first luffa seedling! I am not surprised that it is closest to the light we've got in there for its heat! There was just one this morning, but when I turned the tray so the others would get a bit more direct warmth, just before … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: first luffa, and sun room is ready
It's cold with blowing snow outside. What better time to prepare for this year's garden! I had been doing some research on how to grow luffa for some time, but it was just a few days ago that I found someone who had managed to grow luffa in zone 3. After reading this post, written … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: starting luffa