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, 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!
In choosing garden seeds this year, we kept a lot of things in mind. Choosing food that we'll actually eat, choosing foods for long term storage, choosing foods we would eat more of, if they were more affordable at the grocery store, and choosing foods just for the fun or challenge of it. One of … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: our Morado mystery