Our 2021 garden: planting day, indoors – and that didn’t work!

Today's priority was to start the last of the seeds indoors. I'd been preparing a bin with toilet paper tubes, as something that would allow the least root disruption when transplanting (at least, so I've read). After a couple of days, it was time to start planting the Montana Morado corn!! Aren't they gorgeous? The … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: planting day, indoors – and that didn’t work!

Our 2021 garden: an experiment, plus the jiggler is in!

Today I took my mother to her doctor's appointment, so I got very little garden stuff done today. Last night, however, I was able to start prepping the toilet paper tubes we'll be using to start the Montana Morado corn in. I picked up this coolant funnel long ago, because it's perfect for jobs like … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: an experiment, plus the jiggler is in!

Our 2021 garden: seed planning, a furry mushroom, and oops!

After hauling to many loads of soil over the rough, rough ground, none of us were up to doing it again today. So our Sunday remained a day of rest! We did still go out to soak down the beds we are working on, though, along with other watering and checking of things. There is … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: seed planning, a furry mushroom, and oops!

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!

New baby sprrrooots, and soil testing status

We have gourd sprooots!! Yesterday afternoon, I spotted these. These are the Tennessee Dancing Gourds, and they are the first of the gourds to sprout! This is how they looked this morning! So awesome, to see how much they grew in less than 24 hours! I'm hoping this means we'll start seeing some of the … Continue reading New baby sprrrooots, and soil testing status

Our 2021 Garden: luffa, Crespo squash, decisions made, and we have sproooooots!!!

My daughters and I regularly check the areas we planted things in the fall. Especially where we planted so many corms and bulbs. For those new to this blog (welcome! I'm very happy you're here!), last fall we planted 200 grape hyacinths in one area (day one, day two). In another, we planted about 100 … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: luffa, Crespo squash, decisions made, and we have sproooooots!!!

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!

Our 2021 Garden: progress and next batch started

While tending the seedlings last night, I finally remembered to take one of the tomato pots out, so I could actually get a picture. These are the Spoon tomatoes (from Baker Creek). I planted three seeds in each of four cups, and so far there is one that has not shown any growth at all, … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: progress and next batch started

Our 2021 Garden: first luffa, and sun room is ready

It was very exciting last night! We spotted our very first luffa seedling! I am not surprised that it is closest to the light we've got in there for its heat! There was just one this morning, but when I turned the tray so the others would get a bit more direct warmth, just before … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: first luffa, and sun room is ready