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!
Yesterday, I finally was able to tend to the last of the beet beds. You can see why there was no hurry. This beet bed got quite a bit of critter damage before we were able to cover it with the netting, and never really recovered. I think I lot of that has to do … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: the last beet bed
As much as I love all the rain we've been having, I was happy to have a mild, sunny day to get some work done outside. I finally got around to tending the big L shaped beet bed in the old kitchen garden. This bed has had almost no tending, since we put the floating … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: tending the old kitchen garden
One of the things we've done to protect some of our garden beds from the groundhogs and deer was to use mosquito netting as row covers. The edges were weighed down with whatever was handy; rocks, bricks, pieces of wood... that sort of thing. The beet bed near where the garlic had been planted has … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: fixing the beet bed, and last things
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
While heading over to put some kibble out for the junk pile kittens this morning, I found this. Just last night, I was looking closely at this lilac, to see why one of the branches had died, and found it broken at the main stem. Now think I know what broke it. My guess is … Continue reading Some garden stuff, and new critter damage
While doing my morning rounds, I found that something had tried to get under the floating cover on a beet bed. It seems than an onion did its job of guard duty! This particular union had been falling over on its own before, and when I picked it up, I could see it's roots were … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: nibbles and attempted nibbles
Apparently, we got rain last night. I have my doubts. Apparently, we got rain while I would outside, watering the garden, too. That would have been nice, but all we had was hot, muggy, thick air. *sigh* One of the awesome things about gardening is how fast things can grow. We've got a whole bunch … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: how it looked this morning
When doing my rounds this morning, I gathered more garlic scapes and did some weeding in the beet bed next to the garlic. They were doing very well, and I was planning on gathering some beet greens later in the day, to include in a salad or something. This afternoon, I made a quick trip … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: decimated!
I'm taking a bit of a break from working outside, to avoid the hottest part of the day. We've reached 22C/71F, and our high is supposed to be 23C/74F. One of the things I've been trying to do early in the day is water all the beds that we've planted. I've been concerned about them, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: last beets, and mulching