Our 2021 garden: some growth, some critter damage, and WE GOT RAIN!!!!

I just have to start with the exciting part. We actually got rain today! Okay, so it was maybe only for about 20 minutes, but it was a nice, gentle, steady rain, and enough that after several hours, the ground is still damp. Not only that, but we've got a 90% chance of more rain … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: some growth, some critter damage, and WE GOT RAIN!!!!

Our 2021 garden: transplanting tomatoes and onions

After we got the sunflowers transplanted, the girls and I decided we would transplant the tomatoes today, too. This is the area we prepared for the tomatoes, back in April, so that we can use the chain link fence to support them. You can read what we did to prepare it here. Though we have … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: transplanting tomatoes and onions

Our 2021 garden: getting things planted, and trying things out

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

Our 2021 garden: outdoor planting – eventually. Also, we have flowers!

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!

Our 2021 garden seedling shuffle, monthly shop, and man that’s bright!

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!

Our 2021 Garden: just a little trim, and strong babies!

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!