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?
When I woke up this morning, we were at 2C/36F We had not gotten any frost warnings the night before, but when it gets that cold, it's going to be too much for some things, with our without frost. The last few days, morning and evening, we have been hearing a cacophony of geese in … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: almost frost
It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving day, but we are having our big dinner today. My mother loves her turkey dinner, so I will be bringing her some tomorrow, while my brother visits with her today. Right now, the turkey is in the oven, as are most of the potatoes that were … Continue reading A Crespo surprise
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
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
I just had to share this photo. Before I headed out this morning, I took the time to pick tomatoes. It's October 7, and we still have tomatoes! I probably could have picked more beans, too, but I didn't have time before I had to head out. Those little Spoon tomatoes are the most adorable … Continue reading We still have tomatoes
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
If you're on Facebook, you know how they pop things into your news feed that you posted, X number of years ago today? Yesterday, I saw one of those, with a photo I posted, three years ago. After a snowfall. Not only have we blown past our average first frost date of Sept. 10, but … Continue reading More garden surprises
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!
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