Means The Transition to More Summer Plants! Last year I grew peas for the first time and we loved them, especially just eating them right in the garden. No pests and just some trellis. I knew they would be done by the end of May-middle of June, so I planned to transition those beds to… Read More The End of Spring Peas…
Previously I wrote about my efforts to be more efficient in my garden. I am learning a lot! Potatoes and other companions So, as far as efficiency in planting just potatoes, I wanted to use as much room as I could. I planted in a zig-zag pattern in the 2′ of the 4′ in the bed, as… Read More Experiments in Efficiency (part 2)
In this post, I thought I would just add pictures from the garden taken on Saturday, as a way to document my garden status going into December. I am doing this first because I am just simply amazed at how much food I have in my garden going into December. I would not have thought… Read More Winter Garden Update – Part 2
Saturday morning was cold. Sunday morning felt even colder. And it struck me, as I am taking my tiny little plants out of the greenhouse, that this is a little strange. Aren’t you supposed to only transplant in the spring with the warm season ahead, not in the fall, in the cold, with less and… Read More Transplanting For Winter
Wow, so much is going on and so little time to blog. Today I am carving out a little time for an update. Carrots First, I am going to say I am very glad I am keeping a journal, and that I built an excel sheet to help calculate when to expect the seeds to sprout… Read More Carrots, Rutabaga, and the Rest!
Ripping Out the Peas The pea vines have yield their bounty and it is time to rip them out… along with the weeds that have hijacked my soil. We were able to dehydrate 2 full quarts of peas, so that is probably 4 quarts or more re-hydrated. We also ate some fresh, and ate snap peas… Read More Weekend Work
Whew, where to begin… Ah, yes! Peas and Quiet Saturday began with an early morning harvesting more peas. Nice and cool with birds chirping and frisky squirrels chasing each other high up in the hardwoods. Earlier in the spring, when the peas started to come in and flower, they were so tall and the blossoms… Read More Busy Weekend!
Harvest This Morning The last few days have been very very cool. The high yesterday was 66 deg, and yes, it is June! This morning I spent some time harvesting from one of my rows of peas (third so far this season), then found two Marketmore and one Suyo cucumbers, pulled the last of the… Read More A Cool Morning in the Garden