Finally! It has taken soooooooooooooooooooo long! None of us has any memory that compares to this past Winter. Even the old timers seem a bit shell shocked. And yet Winter is quickly forgotten on a wonderful sunny Spring day when the kids in the neighborhood all emerge from their homes at the sound of other […]
Have you read the first part about soaking sprouting seeds? Go back and do that now, then come back here! The main reason I’m so excited about alfalfa sprouts is the time it takes to make them. I began soaking the seeds on a Sunday and they were ready to eat by Friday. I really […]
I know that last week’s seedling update was not good. It was also somewhat dramatic. I’ll keep today’s update simple; as stated in the title, “All is Well.” And even though we had nothing to do with planting them, there are a few lovely flowers to enjoy right now. The seedlings are still acclimating which […]
A few weeks back I built a hoop house for helping get some of my early spring greens started and that went well and now is covering lots of little plants that seem quite happy! However, for plants that I can’t risk leaving out overnight (like peppers, tomatoes, tomatillos, ground cherries, eggplants, etc) I […]
Things here in Kitchener/Waterloo are just starting to warm up. Yesterday was one of the first truly no-glove days for the boys and I. It was great! We walked downtown (yes, we live in a place where life can be loved mostly without a car!), met Madame at her work around lunch hour, ran a […]
I spent Sunday afternoon building a “cold frame hoop house.” The weather was mild (around freezing) and the work was mostly easy. I’m happy with the results and hopefully my seedlings will be too when they head outside in a few weeks. I’m hoping that the structure will help warm the soil upon which it […]
I planted my seeds on March 13. By the weekend some of the lettuce had sprouted and now pretty much everything has sprouted. I’m just waiting on the peppers.
…Our Garden! Last night I planted the first round of seeds for this upcoming growing season. I was accompanied and assisted by a new friend from Transition KW and briefly by my son (before he had to go to bed). My new friend and I connected through a common interest and overlapping needs—I love to garden but don’t […]