Our 2021 garden: “hilling” potatoes

This morning, it was time to add to the potato grow bags. They were topped up with a mix of grass clippings and garden soil, and the bags were unrolled a bit in the process. Some of them look like they could have done with more, but I must say, it was pretty awkward to … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: “hilling” potatoes

A much better day today, and what will I do with these?

After yesterday being such a crappy day, I'm happy to say that today was much improved! This morning, I found several bright bits of sunshine in the garden. Several of our summer squash blossoms are now fully open! There are just male flowers right now, so it's still too early to expect baby squash, but … Continue reading A much better day today, and what will I do with these?

Baby grapes and… what’s our forecast???

While doing the morning watering, I noticed the grapes have babies! The teeniest of bunches of baby grapes are now visible. 🙂 Doing the watering this morning was a bit of a challenge, as we were having some pretty high winds. High enough to blow the water all over the place. 😀 As always, I … Continue reading Baby grapes and… what’s our forecast???

Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel, day 4, and sacrificial spinach!

Today was set to be a scorcher, so when I did my morning rounds, I took the time to water all the garden beds before things got too hot, even though they got a thorough watering last night. When I got to the spinach beds, I saw evidence of skulduggery! The sacrificial spinach, at the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel, day 4, and sacrificial spinach!

Our 2021 garden: three firsts, this morning!

You just have to love how quickly things change, day by day! The first ornamental poppies started blooming this morning. They have had bulbs for a while now, and then this morning, two of them exploded into full bloom. 🙂 I was looking at the garlic yesterday evening, and seeing what might, possibly, could be, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: three firsts, this morning!