Our 2021 garden: Layout

Okay, so my last post actually uploaded, so here's hoping this one works, too! I mentioned previously that the girls and I have been going over the layout of the grounds we have to work on, trying to figure out where we will be planting things. Today, I worked up a new diagram on the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: Layout

Our 2021 garden: shallots are started!

Well, the shallot seeds are finally planted! Yay! After adding more water and letting it soak overnight, we were left with a sort of peat slurry! 😀 No fear of the seeds not getting enough moisture, this time! To contain any potential mess, I set up inside the under-bed storage container that will eventually be … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: shallots are started!

Our 2021 Garden: First seeds started! Also, I couldn’t resist. Again.

After having to get creative to prepare our first tray of seed starts, we left the tray overnight to give the peat in the K-cups more time to absorb the water. I didn't check it until late morning, and the peat was still dry in the middle! The water was basically staying on top. It … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: First seeds started! Also, I couldn’t resist. Again.

Converting the fish tanks into greenhouses, part 5: all set up and pretty much done

Today, I was finally able to continue setting up cat proof greenhouses in our unused fish tanks, to start seeds. What I wanted to do was line the tanks with rigid insulation where they were near walls. Since there is no way to lower the lights to be closer to the seed starts, I was … Continue reading Converting the fish tanks into greenhouses, part 5: all set up and pretty much done

Converting the fish tank to a cat proof greenhouse, part 4: padded

Today, I found the self adhesive felted pads that I wanted to use on the covers for the fish tank. I found them while looking for something else, of course. 😀 Here is where, on the tank, I want them to sit. The bar across the middle has extra surface area in the corners of … Continue reading Converting the fish tank to a cat proof greenhouse, part 4: padded