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
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!
The heat has kept us indoors, for the must part, but a daughter and I did make a trip into town for some errands. I took advantage of the trip to see if the dollar store had stocked up on pinwheels and whirlygigs. They have not, but I did get their last hula hoops, to … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: netted
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
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!
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
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
The frosts we have had didn't quite kill off the cucamelons, but they are certainly beyond being able to continue producing. There were still a few left on the vines that were big enough to withstand the frost, though! They were still tasty, too. 🙂 After taking down the yarn net I made for a … Continue reading Fall clean up: cucamelon surprise
I am so happy I was able to get back to working on this today! It is now basically finished for this year! Here is where I started today. I loosened the soil and leveled off the space where we could fit 1 more of the chimney blocks. In the process, I realized that I … Continue reading Old kitchen garden, retaining wall progress