Today was nowhere near as productive as I intended it to be. Ah, well. I headed out early in the day to the nearer small city, to pick up a few things we couldn't get during our big city trips. The first stop was Canadian Tire, where I was able to get more of the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: filling the gaps
The crab apple trees near the old garden area are starting to bloom. Not all of them yet, but this one was looking gorgeous, today. 🙂 This morning, after all the garden beds were watered, my older daughter and I got to work on the corn and sunflower blocks. She started by making furrows for … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: direct sown corn and sunflowers, done!
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
Well, it hasn't really cooled down all that much, but I wanted to at least get the asparagus planted. The first thing was set the crowns to soak in water before covering the cardboard with a layer of soil, and laying out the sod around the edges to make a sort of wall to support … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: asparagus is in!
Today has been a lovely, cool day! Perfect to get those sunflowers done. I had assistants. When I started filling the holes with the soil mixture, the Potato Beetle decided to sit his butt over one of the next holes! My first thought was that he was taking a dump and I went to push … Continue reading Gardening progress: sunflowers are in!
The winds finally died down today, and we were able to prep for the giant sunflowers we will be planting. To recap, these are being planted for several reasons. One is to have seeds for the birds over the winter (and for ourselves, if we want). Another is to create a wind break and privacy … Continue reading Garden progress: setting up for sunflowers
We're having another wild and windy day! Still, stuff needs to get planted. I made a quick trip into town and my errands included stopping at the hardware store. Their garden centre was open, so I checked it out. I couldn't resist. I bought some muskmelon transplants. Muskmelon is a type of cantaloupe that I … Continue reading Gardening progress
This morning, when checking the soaking carrot seeds, I FINALLY spotted some roots! For those who are new to following this blog (welcome!), this video shows the technique I am trying. https://youtu.be/qZo4GpjswhU The first thing I needed to do was make the conrstarch gel. I noticed in the comments that people found the ratio in … Continue reading Garden progress