Everyday We’re Gardening

Well, the time has finally come…garden day! Our plants inside are very ready to get out and into the garden bed. They are huge, happy and growing like a jungle. We are fast running out of room for them all in the house, so those that can go outside are headed out! It will be…

Pre-Garden Gardening

Well, the time is almost here for our plants to go to their new homes out in the garden beds. Our living room truly is beginning to look like a jungle, with most of the window space being monopolized by our beautiful vegetable plants. Last year, the first things to go into the garden were…

Phase 2 Activated

HOPPY EASTER! The indoor plants have moved to phase 2 of the growing process. Where we had 3 greenhouses previously, we have now reduced to 2 and added a table. Some of the plants have outgrown the warm little houses and needed to be moved to a sunny spot where they could continue moving up….

Indoor Seed Updates

Here are some nice visuals of how our indoor seed starting has been progressing since we planted 4 weeks ago. The greenhouses are becoming greener every day with the plants getting bigger and bigger. A lot of our seeds came up earlier than expected, or at the very start of the expected days to germination….

Planting Plans

Kurt and I always like to spend a day or two in the very late winter deciding what we are going to plant for the upcoming gardening season. We do this late in the winter so that we have plenty of time to get our seeds started in the house before needing to be transplanted…

Planting Days

This year we intend to start as many of our plants as possible. In the past we have only started a few of our plants and then purchased the rest from a somewhat local nursery. Many of the seeds we purchased are for our region and are good for approximately 3 years. That being said,…

Then & Now – Left Slope

Continuing on with the timeline of changes to the yard, we are going to take a look at the left side of the yard. 2015 – We will start here as 2013 & 2014 were the same for both sides of the yard. In 2015 we put in our first batch of tomatoes, using the…

Then and Now – Right Slope

It has been just over 5 years since our adventure of landscaping the yard began. We were beginners then, and knew very little about what we were going to face and accomplish. I would say that we have learned a lot and know a moderate amount of landscaping, gardening and general handy-man skills. When in…

Goodbye 2021

2020 was a challenging year for many. Kurt and I were able to make the best of it and carried that mentality on into 2021. Despite all the challenges that the pandemic continued to provide, along with 3 major climate disasters in our area, we have been able to make the year another good one…

Record Breaking

If you haven’t noticed already, this blog is as much a journal for Kurt and I as it is stories of our landscaping and now life adventures. I find myself drawn to writing about many aspects that affect our gardening but also, now, some living-history. All of the extreme historical events that we have seen…