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

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: transplanting Crespo squash

Pretty much all of the squash, both winter and summer, that we chose are small varieties that mature quickly. The one exception was the Crespo squash. Of the 6 seeds we planted, one came up and got quite large. After we moved our seedlings from the aquarium greenhouses to the sun room, a second seedling … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: transplanting Crespo squash

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: beating the heat, transplants, potatoes and … stalking goldfinches?

Today, we definitely heated up fast! I was outside early to do my rounds, the watering, and hardening off the seedlings, managing to finish before things started getting too hot. We easily reached 30C/86F and probably went a bit higher. We even got heat alerts, and air quality warnings for those places dealing with wildfires … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: beating the heat, transplants, potatoes and … stalking goldfinches?

Our 2021 garden: outdoor planting – eventually. Also, we have flowers!

Today was the day to start planting our onions. I wanted to get the transplants out, to make room for the squash in the sun room, and get the onion sets in. The plan was to have onions on either side of the kale that has already been direst sown, in the bed on one … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: outdoor planting – eventually. Also, we have flowers!

Garden progress: finally!!

Yes!!! It's finally done! Everything we started from seed has finally been transplanted. At least, everything that sprouted... These are all the pellets that didn't sprout. The tray in the background was the squashes tray. I'd say most of those empty pellets are the gourds. The ones in the foreground are mostly fennel, with maybe … Continue reading Garden progress: finally!!