Category: Season 04: Let’s Grow Some Food

  • 110 Jinxed week

    110 Jinxed week

    A scorching hot break between heavy rain storms gave me a chance to finish the carrot bed. A friend came to visit for a few day. Her visit was jinxed with bad weather and my period being particularly painful. Nonetheless, we harvested and processed cherries, dug for potatoes, and weeded the tomato bed. A scorching…

  • 109 Keeping promises (Planting carrots)

    109 Keeping promises (Planting carrots)

    I’d promised my dog some carrots. It was time to finally follow through. I could have planted these a lot earlier. But they are even now going into an unfinished bed. Note: The video version of this post gets released on Monday, July 15, 2024. I struggled with the pens again to label some rocks.…

  • 108 Despite mosquitoes and rain

    108 Despite mosquitoes and rain

    Despite rain and mosquitoes, Pepper and I get a lot done in the garden. After checking on what my husband did the day before, we harvest some currants, string-trellis some tomatoes, cook a delicious dinner from volunteer potatoes, and return the next day to continue a new bed. My husband asked to be picked up…

  • 107 Edges for the beds

    107 Edges for the beds

    During pockets of sunshine between endless rain, I weeded the beds, added edges along some of my beds using materials from the plots, and planted some more seeds. While there were pockets of sunshine, most days were wet, dark, and gray. The rain would not stop. My husband tried to join me in the garden…

  • 106 Harvesting the garlic + Strawberry jam

    106 Harvesting the garlic + Strawberry jam

    Almost every day brings fresh rain around here at the moment. Many days, we are forced to work around the weather–and take breaks when it rains. Or we ignore the weather and go to the garden anyway. On a rainy day, we made strawberry jam, then rescued the garlic from the non-stop rain by harvesting…

  • 105 Everything needs planting

    105 Everything needs planting

    The garden was weeks behind, so I spent every free minute catching up. Every gap in the weather was spent in and around my beds. Everything was a rescue mission against clocks set by weather and wind. When it rained, I turned the tops of the onion I’d harvested into green onion pesto and planted…

  • 104 I had to harvest my onions

    104 I had to harvest my onions

    These gardens are a trial run. Learning is the priority here. Every day in the garden teaches me new things about regenerative gardening. This time, I plant a lot more sunflowers, harvest onions in the rain, move a lot of water into storage, and start a new bed for the corn–oh, yes, and I planted…

  • 103 Elderflower syrup and sunflowers

    103 Elderflower syrup and sunflowers

    So much has happened since I returned from the hiking trip with my husband’s family. Let’s make some elderflower syrup while I catch up up a bit. We’d only been gone a few days but grass had taken over everywhere. Sunflowers urgently needed to go into the ground, so I prepared beds for them. I…

  • 102 Returning to the garden

    102 Returning to the garden

    After a week on vacation, I was eager to get back to the garden but one of the wettest rainstorms we’d ever experienced kept us inside. During a weather break, I went to check on everything in the garden. This is essentially another May garden tour, just after the vacation. Note: The video version of…