Wednesday, October 28, 2009

First snow!!!

Last night I had my first snow. Wasn't a lot of it but it did cover up everything with a thin layer of white. This afternoon when I came back from work I went have a look at my lettuce and spinach plants. The smaller leaves I left were still in perfect condition. Even after spending a whole night covered by snow. This is pretty amazing for a comestible plant! I'm gonna grow much more next Spring and Fall.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Last gardening days

Today I took my seasonal things back in the shed and garage. Winter is coming, I can feel it. I also harvested the last of my spinach and lettuces. I left the stems out just in case the weather get warmer. And finally I raked 4 big bags of leaves. Once I clean the ground of my main garden of rocks, I'll add those to the dirt. It will add desperatly needed organic material.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Climat differences

Last night there was a snow fall. All around here but not actually where I live. The same thing goes for frost. The main thing is that I live in a coastal town. And the humidity and warmth (I suppose) from so much water affects the climat. Plus the unstable maritime weather all year round can be a challenge for gardening of all kind. Especially for trees. Some winters can destroy much of the buds...or just be too humid....weird. The last two years, we had a lot of snow at once before the ground froze. In Spring the snow melted diffrently and broke everything that was under it. I don't know what kind of winter this will be but I hope it's cold with less snow. Anyway I'm babling on....have a good one!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Raking the leaves

My porch vines lost most of their leaves. So I rake them. But instead of putting them to the curve, I've mixed them in my squarefoot gardens. It'll mulch and compost on it's own making my dirt rich with organic materials. I wanted to get the leaves form strangers on trash day. But I worried about introducing new bugs around my house. So I'm only going to use the leaves from my lot and my neighbors. So besides work and going to the vet, this is what I did today ;) Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Harvesting and video log

I don't really have time for a long entry but I did make a small video on Youtube. I harvested my carrots today, well what was left if them, I had two yellow ones ??? The only thing left outside are my lettuces, spinach and a few beets that are only leaves. I'll harvest those as soon as I'm done eating what I have in the house. The leaves are actually quite good when steamed or boiled for a few minutes. They taste like cooked spinach. And that's it! I'm still not spending as much as I can but I'm not too strict. I'm not ready to become a full hippie just yet. I'll ease into it as I get closer to my ten year deadline =)

Monday, October 12, 2009

It's time...

This morning it's litterally cold outside. And I think that tonite it will freeze. So I suppose tonite I'll be harvesting most of my main garden. Tomatoes, zucchinis, the bigger carrots and peppers. I will leave my radishes, lettuce and spinach out. They can take a frost plus they're in raised beds so I think they'll be ok. But before I can do that I need to go to work.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Another update...

Still not spending too much money....but I've been working more and sleeping less. My wisdom teeth decided to finish growing after 6 years. So my head feels like it's in a crusher all the time =S
But at least the garden is not requirering any care. It's been raining on and off since Fall started. My September radishes are growing as well as my August beets. Well everything is still growing actually =) But the leaves are falling and soon snow will arrive.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy October

Sorry about the lack of posts.
But nothing has been happening in the past days.
I'm still waiting for my garden to be emptied so I can work on the soil.
Oh I did mix some dead leaves in some part of the garden.
Besides that....everything is still growing, at a slower rate since it's less sunny and colder.
Oh and I've spent 26 dollars so far this week. I bought a computer game. Not working nights is a change and I found it a little boring. But it was on sale =)
It's The elder scrolls 4 Oblivion By the way ;)

Oh and Happy October!!!