Just a quick post about what I found during my morning rounds, before I have to head out. It's a bit of a mix! Before I go into this morning, though, here is the progress I got last night in the new corn block. I got about 2/3rds gone turning the sod before stopping for … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: good news, bad news
While checking on the garden beds this morning, I found this. One of the transplanted Mongolian Giant sunflowers was pulled up. With the leaves gone, I didn't even see it at first. It was the gap in the spacing that had me looking for it. Thankfully, it is the only one that was nibbled on. … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first loss
Today is our last frost day, and we're in a heat wave! 😀 If the long range forecasts are to be believed, we'll "cool down" to the mid 20's (Celsius) and stay there for the next couple of weeks. Which means we should be safe. We headed out early, while it was still cool, and … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: it has begun!
Wow, what a difference a day makes! After yesterday's heat, our 9C/48F (feels like 5C/41F) is a welcome, if slightly chilly, reprieve. Welcome especially for the rain we got last night! I didn't have to do any watering this morning! These are the purple pea seedlings. Definitely not a high germination rate, but it's possible … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: growing and blooming
Today's priority was to start the last of the seeds indoors. I'd been preparing a bin with toilet paper tubes, as something that would allow the least root disruption when transplanting (at least, so I've read). After a couple of days, it was time to start planting the Montana Morado corn!! Aren't they gorgeous? The … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: planting day, indoors – and that didn’t work!