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
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!!
We're taking a break from our push to get the squash and corn transplanted today. Lots has been done, with lots more to do, but we just had to stop for a while. My daughters didn't take any photos of what they were doing, so I just have "after" pictures to show. This is the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: transplanting progress
Yesterday, one of my goals was to start on the lawn. We have yet to mow the lawn this year, but with how little rain we've had, it's not really that overgrown. Other than some straw we still have left, we're out of organic material to layer and mulch with, so it would be good … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: unexpected things
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
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
Today is our last frost day, and we're in a heat wave! 😀 If the long range forecasts are to be believed, we'll "cool down" to the mid 20's (Celsius) and stay there for the next couple of weeks. Which means we should be safe. We headed out early, while it was still cool, and … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: it has begun!
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?
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!
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!!