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!
When we planted for a fall harvest, we did as much as we could to make row covers to protect our seedlings. We had enough materials for only two chicken wire covers, then made do with other materials for the third bed. We rigged what we could to protect the last bed, but the grasshoppers … Continue reading Row cover adaption
Yesterday evening was so lovely out, I spent as much time outside as I could! I took advantage of this to finished up the garlic we harvested some time ago. They have been hanging from the rafters under our gazebo tent to cure. It was not ideal conditions. They should be somewhere cool and dry. … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first garlic done
Today is supposed to be hot again, so I wanted to make sure to get the garden watered early in the day, while it was still cool. I started with the soaker hose at the squash tunnel, then went around checking the melons, squash and gourds. I was extremely disappointed to find this. Our one … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; NOOooo!!! *sob*
Oh, my goodness, what a difference a single day of good rain makes! No amount of watering with the hose can compete. While we have been able to pick a Spoon tomato or two, every few days (there were three ripe ones yesterday, that my brother and his wife to go try. 🙂 ), the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning harvest
As I write this, we've had several rainfalls, and even a couple of downpours. We've had more rain today than we have had all year until now! It is so exciting! We actually got our first bit of rain this morning, while I was quickly doing my rounds. In fact, it was a bit of … Continue reading We have rain!!! Lots of rain!
I have a bit of time before I head off to pick up our meat pack, and just had to make a quick post. It was a bad morning in the garden. While heading over to switch out the memory card on the garden cam, the very first thing that I saw was this. Of … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning damage
Today is supposed to exceed 30C/86F, so I wanted to make sure the garden got an deep watering this morning. When I had removed the shade cloth from the three beds with fall harvest crops planted, the seedlings seemed to be doing pretty good. When I returned to cover them this morning, I saw this … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: new finds!
You know, I think we actually got a bit of rain last night! I didn't have to water the garden beds this morning. To start, I found something really, really exciting this morning. Our first ripe tomato!!!! There it is, hiding under some leaves. 🙂 Our very first Spoon tomato! From the photos on the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden, and FIRST ONE!!!!