Crunchy walkabout, and a garden experiment

Today, I did something I haven't done in quite a while; check things out beyond the outer yard. Everything beyond the fence surrounding the outer yard, plus the old hay yard, is rented out, and somewhat less than half of that is used for pasture. This first photo was actually taken from within the outer … Continue reading Crunchy walkabout, and a garden experiment

Our 2021 – and 2022 – garden: seed assessment

Before heading out to do the watering, I went through our remaining seed packets to do a bit of planning. First, there's what's left of things we planted in the spring. To the right, we have the two types of carrots in pelleted seeds. I keep reading that we can still plant carrots this late … Continue reading Our 2021 – and 2022 – garden: seed assessment

Our 2021 garden bed prep, and dealing with the heat

The weather forecast said that we would be cooler today. They lied. When I did my morning rounds, it was already above 20C/68F, and we easily hit 28C/82F this afternoon, with a humidex above 30C/86F. Which meant that we spent as much of the day indoors, out of the heat, as we could. Thankfully, the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden bed prep, and dealing with the heat

Our 2021 garden: beans are in, and first spinach protectors

Once again, our temperatures have lurched from one direction to the other! From days cold enough for the furnace to turn on, and overnight lows below freezing, we're back to the heat. It's past 7:30pm as I write this, and our temperature is still at 24C/75F. A week from now, we're expected to hit 31C/88F. … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: beans are in, and first spinach protectors

Our 2021 garden: haskap and corn plot status

The girls were able to come out and give me a hand this afternoon, so things got done a lot faster. Especially for me, when they booted me out of the garden and into the house. Apparently, I was looking pretty sun burned! Not feeling it, though. 😉 In my focus on watering, I've been … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: haskap and corn plot status

Our 2021 garden: quick finish on the unplanned bed

A while back, the girls and I decided to create a bed in an unplanned area. Today, things got pleasant enough outside that I quickly finished part of it. This is the side that will have the Strawberry Spinach planted. These can be successively sown every two weeks, starting before the last frost date, so … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: quick finish on the unplanned bed