Our 2021 garden: “hilling” potatoes

This morning, it was time to add to the potato grow bags. They were topped up with a mix of grass clippings and garden soil, and the bags were unrolled a bit in the process. Some of them look like they could have done with more, but I must say, it was pretty awkward to … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: “hilling” potatoes

Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel, day 4, and sacrificial spinach!

Today was set to be a scorcher, so when I did my morning rounds, I took the time to water all the garden beds before things got too hot, even though they got a thorough watering last night. When I got to the spinach beds, I saw evidence of skulduggery! The sacrificial spinach, at the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel, day 4, and sacrificial spinach!

Our 2021 garden: one last bed, and transplants

Today, I built what should be the last garden bed for the year. This one is for the climbers. Here is what the space looked like when I started. The original plan was to use the remaining chimney blocks, like the one in the photo, as planters along the chain link fence, but they remain … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: one last bed, and transplants

Furry things, pretty things and growing things

I tried to do another post last night, but simply could not load the WordPress editor, our internet was so crappy. My husband tells me it was working fine when he got up at 2am, which suggested that their system was overloaded, on top of the weather wreaking havoc on our signal. Satellite can only … Continue reading Furry things, pretty things and growing things

Our 2021 garden: corn, gourds, squash and melon transplants DONE!!

Yes!!!!! We managed to finish transplanting tonight! I thought we might have to move beyond the squash tunnel, but since these will be trained to climb, we were able to plant them closer together than we normally would, and they all fit. Also, I was sure we had the little pumpkins to transplant. I was … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: corn, gourds, squash and melon transplants DONE!!

Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel, day two

Well, I'd hoped we could actually finish the squash tunnel today, or at least get the side cross pieces at the top done, but we didn't get quite that far. But, progress was still made. Most importantly, we got the supports up in the post holes. In refilling the post holes and tamping the soil … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel, day two

Our 2021 garden: finished one area, started another

Having slept in this morning, I was back in the garden far later than I intended, and it was already getting quite hot. Thankfully, I didn't have a lot to do to finish the last corn block, and I got it done before the shade was gone. It's going to be a real challenge, gardening … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: finished one area, started another