I remembered to get a photo of our onions in their new location in the sun room. I ended up removing the plastic on the mini-greenhouse frame, so it wouldn't get too warm, and so there would be air circulation from the ceiling fan. This is early enough in the morning that the room is … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: onions – to trim or not to trim?
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
Little bitty sprooooots actually showed up a couple of days ago, but they were so tiny, I didn't bother trying to take a picture through the glass of the tank. So far, only the Spoon tomatoes have started to show, not the Mosaic mix, though some of the bunching onions emerged even earlier. I unpacked … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: we have tomato babies!
Yes! We managed to resist temptation, and not start the tomatoes too early. 😀 After a fair bit of research, plus an evaluation of our cat-safe spaces, I chose to start our tomatoes using the "double cup" method. I'd already picked up a large package of the red beer cups, and those were the types … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: starting tomatoes, and onion follow up
As the temperatures have gotten warmer and the snow melts away, I've been able to expand my morning rounds. Today, I was able to reach the barn and a shed near it, for the first time in months. I had a purpose in mind. One of the things we have found all over the place, … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: solution found… maybe?
Last night, while checking on the onion seedlings, I decided it was time to lower the shallot and bulb union seedlings in the big tank. The seedling tips were looking a little dried out, likely because they were getting too close to the warmth of the light fixture. Doing that required removing the trays and … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: leveling down, and unrelated destruction
I'm about ready to start throwing cats outside! 😦 This is what I discovered, this morning. The long piece of insulation across the top is what had been blocking the opening on the back of the tank lid. You can even see the claw marks in it! Some nasty little beast managed to pull one … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: damage control
With how bitterly cold it has been for the past while, I have been doing my morning rounds much later in the morning. It may only have been a couple of degrees warmer, but I was taking anything I could get! Usually, by the time I came out, the outside cats were hovering around the … Continue reading Just a bit earlier, today