Tag Archives: Kale

Gardening Party!

I’m sorry for not posting recently, a lot of craziness has come up and I’ve had to put my blogging on hold. Today, we had a gardening party and potluck at our house. Ace and I, as well as our neighbor and our landlady got a ton of gardening done! Continue reading

Hardening Off My Cole Crops

We’ve had a bit of mild weather, and my grow box is getting a bit full, so I’ve started hardening off my cole crops so that I can plant them out in a week or two. If I were to plant them out without hardening them first, they could be shocked by moving them from a luxurious warm grow box to a windy, cold, and harsh outdoor environment. Continue reading

Regrowing Celery, Saving Money!

I don’t know if I’m unusual about this, but I rarely use celery unless I’m making soup or stew. When I do, I need to buy a bag of celery, use two sticks, and promise myself to find a use for the rest. Then I forget, and have to compost the rest two weeks later… Continue reading

Sprouts, Mulch, et miscelanea

It took me a while to decide what to write about today. I didn’t have any particular projects I was working on, but I do have updates for you on my gardening. In particular, my seeds are starting to sprout! I also continued mulching my vegetable garden in preparation for planting later. Continue reading

I planted my first seeds of the year!

Today, the weather was a bit warmer (albeit with a chill breeze), so I decided to plant the first of my seeds to start indoors. Since last frost is estimated to be around May 8 this year, I figure I’ll start my seeds in several sets. The first set is the seeds that take a long time to start, and the seeds that can be planted out early. This includes brassicas, herbs, and tomatillos. The second set will be seeds that grow faster, including the squash family. Around last frost, or maybe a bit before it depending on the variety, I will plant any seeds that have to be direct-sown, such as carrots, beets, and a few others. Continue reading

Taking Stock

Now that the weather is warming up (it still snowed this morning) I’m thinking about starting seeds indoors for the season. Thanks to our good friend, Global Warming, this year’s average last frost is predicted to occur around May 8. As such, it’s time to start my early transplants. In preparation for this I took a look at my stock of seeds from last year, and made a plan for this year’s garden. Continue reading