Our first direct sown seeds are in! This morning, I got the peas planted in their new beds. I also added our first line of defense against birds and deer: flappy, noisy grocery bags. As soon as we can, those will be replaced with whirligigs, wind chimes, flags, flashy things - whatever we can find … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: peas are in, and other progress
I remembered to get a photo of our onions in their new location in the sun room. I ended up removing the plastic on the mini-greenhouse frame, so it wouldn't get too warm, and so there would be air circulation from the ceiling fan. This is early enough in the morning that the room is … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: onions – to trim or not to trim?
Well, I've gone and done it. I've made another order from Vesey's Seeds. What can I say? I couldn't resist! Truthfully, the things I ordered today are not for me. They are for my daughters. My excuse is, they both have spring birthdays, so this is my gift to them! Here is what I've ordered. … Continue reading I couldn’t resist
I posted previously about seeds we ordered from Rare Seeds. Since then, I've placed another small order from them, which I will talk about below. (all links should open in new tabs, so you won't lose your place. 🙂 ) The problem is, our first order hasn't arrived yet. It has been shipped and, as … Continue reading Garden plans for 2021: orders in, and probably way too much!
Yes, it's only the middle of November, but the girls and I are already planning for next year's gardening. We learned a lot in our first year of gardening here, and will be using that information as we expand our food growing. We have several goals and things we keep in mind when deciding what … Continue reading Garden plans for 2021
Today, we took advantage of the warmer weather and dug up our two potato beds. The first one got done fairly early in the morning, before we headed to the city. Having already dug up a few of them earlier, I had some idea of what to expect, but I have zero experience with growing … Continue reading Potato beds put to bed
Among the things we chose to plant for our first garden since moving out here were Yukon Gem potatoes. My view when it comes to planting potatoes is, since they are so inexpensive and easy to find in the grocery stores, we'll choose a variety that are not available unless we plant them ourselves. Yukon … Continue reading First!
After looking up and confirming when to start harvesting cucamelons, I went ahead and picked the largest ones. The fruit doesn't grow larger than 1 or 2 inches, and we read that if they are left too long, they get really seedy. Which makes sense. Aren't they adorable? There was just enough for 2 each, … Continue reading Cucamelons: first taste!
So, I think this is a sign... For the first time since we cleaned and refilled this barometer, it has overflowed! As I write this, it's already 28C/82F and we've got weather alerts for heat and thunderstorms. Looking at the weather radar, it looks like we might actually get some rain. That would be nice! … Continue reading Feeling the heat, and fun stuff
Today was a wonderfully productive day. Also, I'm really going to pay for it tomorrow. But I don't care. It was worth it! The first order of the day, after dropping my daughter off at work and picking up prescription refills for my husband, was the transplanting. I combined the 3 bags of soil mix, … Continue reading I started, and I couldn’t stop! Evening round up