Within 3 months of my last entry, every single one of the plants was eaten by rabbits.
The ultimate failure of this goal is what triggered my absence from this site since then. I couldn’t handle the feeling of defeat at the time, and gave up documenting the rest of my goals.
I’m back now though.
Hopefully in the future I’ll be able to grow something else with better success that I can record here. 2 years ago
These are the ones I have beside me here in the parlour.
In a redneck Canadian residence, it is traditional that any real pieces of artwork be hidden behind furniture bought at Ikea three decades ago. If the piece is too big to hide, it is of course entirely appropriate to place a printer in front of it as well.
The gate in the front lawn serves to deter moose and bears. 3 years ago
Here are the ones I have in the kitchen. Do note the dated refrigerator outside in the corner of the driveway. Such ‘industrial’ garden decor is typical of many redneck North American families, also note the unkempt flora slowly eating away at the tarmac. This is also typical. 3 years ago
I bought a whole wack of peat moss planters and clay pots, they’re lined up along every high window sill in our house as I write this. The little peas are growing quicker than expected, I’m going to need to get out in the yard and clear it ASAP.
I’ve already started a little bit – 10 sq. foots worth. Digging up the lawn is more time consuming and strenuous than I anticipated. I was panting after only clearing a tiny bit. I’m temped just to pour hot vinegar over the area I want cleared, but I’m worried that might do something to change the soil quality.
Anyways, yard cleaning is happening albeit slowly. The peas will be growing out of their planters before I’m done preparing the plot. 3 years ago
Okay, so a couple days ago I walked to home depot and picked up a dozen peat moss planters and a couple packets of “Oregon Sugar Pod” pea seeds. Since then I’ve been researching these plants and they don’t appear difficult to grow, average amount of sunlight, watering, and soil acidity level is medium.
Now I need to start weeding and picking up the fallen tree branches from the winter storms, then I need to till and dig up the lawn behind our other house to treat the soil and make it pea plant friendly. I hope to see the seedlings grown and planted by the end of the month. :) 3 years ago
Tulips are already coming up. As are the red lilies, crocuses ans daffodils.
I’ve decided on peas for the vegetable garden, and I think I will do pumpkins again this year. 3 years ago
Technically I had already started work on this goal. I obtained and planted tulip bulbs all along the kitchen side of our house, they’ll be mixed white, red, purple, yellow, pink and orange. I planted them in early December so I think that means they will start blooming midsummer. There’s also a couple spare ones in a pot on the back patio.
What I need to do is work on the front of the house underneath the windows, it has been neglected for so long the soil is turning into sand! I’m thinking of a floral shrub of some sort, maybe a nice little azalea to match the ones we already have. Or I could try tackling a rose bush, the ones we’re already fighting with are growing all over the bloody place though. One is creeping out over the drive way and another is trying to choke a ceder tree. 3 years ago
Growing pie pumpkins last summer was a lot of fun. It provided me with a daily activity and it turned out to be quite simple. I think we ended up with 14 by the end of it. That was three pies and one batch of muffins.
I’d like to try gardening vegetables again, starting this spring. This time around I’m thinking peas. Or maybe another gourd of some sort. Squashes are easy once you get past the beetles. 3 years ago