Sunny and productive

Super nice today! We got out and got the fence up around the new garden area and started tilling (the soil is AWESOME by the way, tilling is mostly needed to break up the overgrowth of weeds), plus started spreading the huge pile of wood chips…

Growth in pictures

[image links are broken after several hosting moves, hoping to find backups somewhere] Not much to say, the pictures speak for themselves. It's not amazing or spectacular growth, but I'm happy with it....

Composting.... Fireplace Ash

Since I haven't ever gardened at the same time I had a wood stove or fireplace, I never needed to look this up, but I was curious tonight if our ashes from the fireplace would be beneficial, or at least safe, for the compost. The next door…

Cherry tomatoes: Spam me!

I remembered today that I promised my 13 year old I'd grow cherry tomatoes next time. Well, it's next time :lol and I'm not sure what kind to get. Territorial Seed has a pretty big selection I think, any suggestions? (link goes to the cherry…
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True leaves and other growth, and mud

The lettuce decided to start growing true leaves after today's watering. However, they are leaning a lot to reach the light since we only have one: But it's enough to grow things so I'm happy. More celery is coming up, the onions are…

Seedlings, day 6

These babies are going to be ready before the weather is if this keeps up! The onions are perking up quite nicely. I planted most of the rest of them in the far tray today, here you can see the ones I planted on the 18th with the cabbage…

Remember how I said 2 weeks?

So in my post on the 15th I said some rubbish about waiting 2 weeks to see growth? How's 3 days lolThe earliest any of the packets say to germination is the lettuce at 5-10 days, most are around 10-21. This is the lettuce, but some cabbage has…

Onions

The onions I bought the other day (and had in our very cold garage) have decided it's time to grow, so I planted a few in the remaining spots in the one flat and will start another flat tomorrow. I've only ever started onion from seed and was…

Baby steps

Today I planted Chives Basil Thyme Roma Tomatoes Celery Lettuce Green peppers Cabbage Jalapenos And set up one counter with the light and tray. In 2 weeks we should see some growth! Here's the "before we attack the garden" pictures,…

This week, to do

Scatterbrained planning. To buy: Peat pots/dirt Mini greenhouse from previous post and maybe a shop light or two Walla Walla onion seed Celery seed Cucumber seed Cabbage seed Basil seed Chive seed To do: Start onion, celery,…

Garden wish listing

Assuming I get a place with a decent size spot for gardening, I starting pouring over Territorial Seed's catalog. Just typing out some stuff so I can remember what I want if I get the chance.... Things I know for sure I want to grow: potatoes,…

Thinking ahead

I've been thinking about preserving for a couple weeks ago but I got the Territorial Seed Fall & Winter Harvest Catalog today and that's got me jumping :lol: I will likely freeze peas, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, corn if there's any…