Our 2021 garden: tending the old kitchen garden

As much as I love all the rain we've been having, I was happy to have a mild, sunny day to get some work done outside. I finally got around to tending the big L shaped beet bed in the old kitchen garden. This bed has had almost no tending, since we put the floating … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: tending the old kitchen garden

Our 2021 garden: netting fix, and we have asparagus!

One of the things we've done to deter deer from nibbling things in the old kitchen garden was drape mosquito netting over one end, using existing T-posts at the retaining wall, ropes, and pegs. Basically, it's a tent. We've had two problems with this set up. The first is... well... it's mosquito netting. As expected, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: netting fix, and we have asparagus!

Our 2021 garden: more beets and carrots

So my darling daughters did some planting, while I fell asleep in a bed full of cats. 😀 The plastic covered bed in the foreground is two types of carrots, plus the kohlrabi seeds from last year. The plastic covered bed in the background is the beets, including seeds from last year, so there are … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: more beets and carrots

Our 2021 garden: old kitchen garden, ready for planting!

It's finally done!! The old kitchen garden beds are done and ready for planting. These beds were made fairly deep, as they will have root vegetables planted in them. The only problem is that the soil is going to fall into the paths without something to support the sides. For now, the flax straw I'd … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: old kitchen garden, ready for planting!

Our 2021 garden: progress in the old kitchen garden

After finishing planting the carrots and beets, it was time to get back to the old kitchen garden. We've done almost nothing there, since we ended up building the path instead of hauling soil over and planting. Here is how it looks before I started. The first thing that needed to be done was to … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: progress in the old kitchen garden

Our 2021 garden: old kitchen garden, part two

Part One here. After the girls finished planting the Strawberry Spinach, they went ahead and spaced out the concrete blocks to they would run from end to end across the garden. The gaps in between were fairly large, so they had the idea of filling them with bricks and brought a bunch over. I liked … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: old kitchen garden, part two