This morning, I wanted to get that half-bed planted with carrots. I was happy to discover that the Kyoto Red carrots I'd ordered were pelleted seeds (I'm sure I knew that when I'd ordered them, but completely forgot!), so they could go in right away. Before I did, though, I cooked up some cornstarch gel, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: getting things planted, and trying things out
Today was the day to start planting our onions. I wanted to get the transplants out, to make room for the squash in the sun room, and get the onion sets in. The plan was to have onions on either side of the kale that has already been direst sown, in the bed on one … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: outdoor planting – eventually. Also, we have flowers!
This morning, we had snow coming down with flakes so big, I could see them without my glasses! 😀 They even triggered the motion sensor on the security camera during daylight. That happens all the time at night, with the infrared flash (and I wake up to hundreds of emails with images of snow or … Continue reading Snowy morning
Wow. It's coming up on 10pm as I start this, and this is the first time I've had to sit down for most of the day! Today was our monthly shop, so after doing my rounds, my younger daughter and I headed out to the city. We were going to do our usual shop when … Continue reading Our 2021 garden seedling shuffle, monthly shop, and man that’s bright!
After seeing how much the K-cups were drying out, I had to find a way to move them out so they can be watered thoroughly, without over watering the Jiffy Pellets. At our last city shopping trip, I picked up a couple of cheap little baking sheets, to make it easier to move the red … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: expanding onions
Thanks to some feedback from Kensho Homestead, I decided to go ahead and trim our bulb onion seedlings this morning. Though our temperatures dipped below freezing lat night, the sun room remained nice and warm. I didn't even bother putting the plastic cover over the mini greenhouse to keep more of the heat from the … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: just a little trim, and strong babies!
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?
Well, it was time to throw in the towel on some of our seed starts. The bunching onions in the small fish tank never recovered from the cats being able to get at them, there were mold issues, and watering problems. At least with those, we still had seeds left and could start more. The … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden; cutting our losses, and planning plots
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