Our 2021 garden: sleepy bee, a pretty harvest, and more rain to come?

While doing my rounds this morning, I was specifically looking to see how things held out after the colder than predicted overnight temperatures a couple of nights ago. Quite a few heads are at that drooping/maturing stage. Others are still in their early stages of blooming. It isn't unusual, in these cooler mornings, for me … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: sleepy bee, a pretty harvest, and more rain to come?

Our 2021 garden: two kinds of potatoes

I wasn't going to harvest our potatoes yet, since they can stay in the ground until after we get frost. It is, however, Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, and dangit, I want to have some of our own potatoes! 😀 The fingerling potatoes are still growing, but the Yukon Gem and Norland potato plants are … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: two kinds of potatoes

Our 2021 garden; what a difference rain makes! Plus, a possibility

We got a pretty substantial rainfall last night. We are supposed to continue to get rain through today and into tomorrow, too. Which means I won't be getting much done on the raised garden bed, but that's okay. We need lots more rain - and hopefully get the mild, wet winter the Old Farmer's Almanac … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; what a difference rain makes! Plus, a possibility

Our 2021 garden; enjoying a sad little corn harvest

This morning, I went through all the sweet corn blocks and harvested anything the looked like it might have a few kernels on it. 😀 I can't remember which variety I'd planted in each block, but you can really tell the difference in them! I'd started with the southernmost block, which almost filled my giant … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; enjoying a sad little corn harvest

Fall garden update: carrot and beet surprise!

One last garden update to post, interrupted by having to make a run to the post office to pick up a package before they closed! 😀 With the kittens mashing down the netting on two of the beds in the old kitchen garden, I finally gave in and removed the mesh completely. With the beets … Continue reading Fall garden update: carrot and beet surprise!

Fall garden update: Crespo squash

These guys get a post, all to themselves! The Crespo squash has turned out to be another one of our surprises. They are another of our "fun" choices; a Peruvian variety of pumpkin that gets large, green and warty. I couldn't resist. They seemed to thrive in our climate (there was no zone information with … Continue reading Fall garden update: Crespo squash