The skies have been teasing us with the possibility of rain, all day today! The weather app says we're at 26C/79F, with the humidex at 30C/86F, but we've been getting some wonderful breezes that are making it feel cooler. It was while we were outside, enjoying the breeze, that I noticed we were being watched. … Continue reading We have cows!!
This morning, I decided to go through our onions and harvest the ones I was sure were done for the season. Here are the first ones I picked. These are the yellow onions we planted from sets that I picked up at Canadian Tire, and planted in the same bed as the shallots. This is … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first bulb onions
My morning rounds were a bit shorter than expected. Though we are still supposed to get a hot on - not as hot as yesterday, thankfully - we are also getting predictions of a thunderstorm and possible rain. It's even overcast right now, so I didn't even put the shade cloths over the fall plantings … Continue reading Morning finds
Now that it's "cooled off" again to 32C/90F (feels like 34C/93F), I headed back to the garden to remove the shade clothes and get those photos I promised. Our surviving (barely) French Breakfast radishes, and rainbow chard. Now that one of the beds has a window screen mesh covering it, I decided to take a … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; fall planting, and shallot surprise
I just couldn't resist posting another David picture. How can I resist that face? 😀 As I was waiting for this image to load in the editor, I heard a thump behind me. One of the cats fell of my bed and thudded onto the floor... Keith just jumped onto the bed looking sheepish. I … Continue reading That face!
While in the city for our monthly shop, I picked up four short, slightly flexible, lengths of PVC pipe. Today, I finally made use of them. Since we covered various beds with the mosquito netting as floating row covers, they have not been eaten by critters. In the old kitchen garden, that means our carrots … Continue reading Row cover modification
Thankfully, I did not find much critter damage in the garden at all today. Sadly, this Magda squash got chewed on overnight. I had been really looking forward to picking it when it got bigger! After doing the manual watering, then setting up the sprinkler on the corn, I pruned the bottom leaves on the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; a modest morning
The cats spend most of their days, sprawled all over various surfaces, usually in bizarre positions, sleeping away the hottest parts of the day. None, however, can match David the Magnificent, in all his glory. He looks like he's broken! 😀 We've been trying to brush him as often as we can. Oddly, he has … Continue reading Melted
I have to admit, after yesterday's damage, I was quite trepidatious about checking the garden beds while doing this morning's rounds! I was, however, greeted with a happy sight, first thing. Potato Beetle is still here! With him being gone for so many months, there's no reason to assume he's here to stay, so every … Continue reading Our 2021 garden, and the things I found this morning
Things have been a bit odd with our garlic this year. I am sure part of it is because of the drought, but others, I'm not so sure! We did a partial harvest and curing of our Purple Stripe garlic a while ago. The remaining garlic looked like it was ready to harvest for the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: garlic is harvested!