I finished off my rounds this morning by doing some harvesting in the garden. The beans in particular had plenty to pick. 🙂 I found a yellow bean, growing on a green bean plant! It didn't get picked. It felt completely empty. Any beans it might have had did not develop. I did find one … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning harvest and first potatoes, makes for an awesome breakfast!
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, 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!
I realized I've neglected to take progress photos of some of our garden beds, so I got a few this morning. Here are our two potato beds. I was shooting blind, because my phone's screen went completely black in the sunlight. Still, you can see the potatoes among the mulch, separated by a path of … Continue reading How does the garden(s) grow?
The kittens were too active to get good photos this morning. Plants, on the other hand, are much more co-operative. The first potato leaves have made their way through the mulch! Yay! Sadly, we are also down another sunflower. We found another one with just a stem, the leaflets gone. Total count is one less … Continue reading First!
Yes! Finally! The weather is cooperating, and I was able to get our potatoes in! From a previous post, this is what I was starting with. The frames are just there to mark out where the beds will be. As you can see, there's a fair bit of grass and weeds. It has been a … Continue reading Potato beds, and new garden area status