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.
It is one of my favourite times of year, garlic harvest. I just love my home grown garlic. I will go through how I grow, harvest, cure and store my garlic in this post. Continue reading Growing Garlic
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
The mountain garden is going great guns. Continue reading Kozy Koats
She Who Must Be Obeyed is pleased that more and more of her flowers are blooming. Continue reading Flowers, A Waste of Good Vegetable Growing Space?
The spring has finally come. She Who Must Be Obeyed is excited because the first flowers are in bloom even though there are still patches of snow around. Continue reading Spring in the Mountains
I grow my own garlic. Why? I find the garlic in the supermarket to be rubbery, and to have a dull garlic taste. The garlic I grow is crisp and has a sharp, bright garlic taste. However, if you grow your own garlic, it is important that you cure and store it properly so you can use it through the winter. This is how I do it. Continue reading Garlic, Curing, Storing and Varieties
Part of good eating is good food and there is no better food than vegetables you have grown yourself. Continue reading The Mountain Garden is Coming Along
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.
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.
The rhubarb is ready to start harvesting, my haskaps are flowering and the walking onions are over a foot tall.
One of the best parts of gardening is anticipating the great food!
The Old Fat Guy