Our 2021 garden: protecting the tomatoes

I'm glad I "wasted" some time on the computer last night, scrolling through Facebook. I came upon a question in one of the local gardening groups I'm on, asking advice on how to protect their transplants if there is a frost. Frost??? So I checked the forecasts, and instead of the somewhat cooler overnight temperatures … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: protecting the tomatoes

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: transplanting tomatoes and onions

After we got the sunflowers transplanted, the girls and I decided we would transplant the tomatoes today, too. This is the area we prepared for the tomatoes, back in April, so that we can use the chain link fence to support them. You can read what we did to prepare it here. Though we have … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: transplanting tomatoes and onions

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!

Our 2021 garden: Soil test on purchased soil and tending tomatoes

I finished testing samples of the new garden soil this afternoon. I was interrupted by scrabbling sounds behind me. Saffron looks so adorable! She is also a vicious beast. 😉 Her favourite thing it to suddenly launch herself across the room, onto whichever human is passing by. She typically lands about half way up, and … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: Soil test on purchased soil and tending tomatoes

Our 2021 Garden; cutting our losses, and planning plots

Well, it was time to throw in the towel on some of our seed starts. The bunching onions in the small fish tank never recovered from the cats being able to get at them, there were mold issues, and watering problems. At least with those, we still had seeds left and could start more. The … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden; cutting our losses, and planning plots

Our 2021 Garden: we have tomato babies!

Little bitty sprooooots actually showed up a couple of days ago, but they were so tiny, I didn't bother trying to take a picture through the glass of the tank. So far, only the Spoon tomatoes have started to show, not the Mosaic mix, though some of the bunching onions emerged even earlier. I unpacked … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: we have tomato babies!

Our 2021 garden: starting tomatoes, and onion follow up

Yes! We managed to resist temptation, and not start the tomatoes too early. 😀 After a fair bit of research, plus an evaluation of our cat-safe spaces, I chose to start our tomatoes using the "double cup" method. I'd already picked up a large package of the red beer cups, and those were the types … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: starting tomatoes, and onion follow up