Category Archives: Gardening

Spring Planting

The snow is finally gone and we have some warm weather. It has given me the chance to plant my peas, onions, lettuce and spinach. I also put out some tomato plants but I have to protect them with Cozy Coats so the remaining frosty days don’t get to them.

Also, the garlic I planted last fall had come up before the snow was gone! Now they are a few inches high.

I do love growing my own food! Oh, yeah. She Who Must Be Obeyed planted some flowers. OK. I guess.

The Old Fat Guy.

The Mountain Garden Is Looking Good

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It is the first half of June and I am starting to get excited by our garden. The walking onions already have bud heads. The beans are coming up. The potatoes are growing well and have been hilled. The garlic is past my waist and is forming scapes already. I have blossoms on my zucchini and the leeks are starting to grow. Continue reading The Mountain Garden Is Looking Good

Potatoes Are In The Ground

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Part of eating great food is growing great food. I started the garden a couple of weeks ago but I never feel like I have really started vegetable gardening until I put the potatoes in the ground. We have been letting them sprout on the counter for about 10 days and today we dug the trenches and planted them.

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Last week we planted tomatoes outside and put them under Kozy Coats (the red water filled shelters you see). We need protection because there is still a risk of frost here in the mountains. The third picture shows the pea trellis. We actually have snow peas sprouting.
Behind the trellis is 9 pepper plants we put in the ground with protection.

The garlic was planted last fall and is going great guns. The spinach I planted 2 weeks ago is sprouting and there are signs of lettuce and green onions coming up.

Potato in Ground

The rhubarb is ready to start harvesting, my haskaps are flowering and the walking onions are over a foot tall.

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One of the best parts of gardening is anticipating the great food!

The Old Fat Guy