Well, it is getting decidedly cooler when I do my morning rounds! Fall is just around the corner, but things are still holding out in the garden. Here are the gourds growing on the south facing chain link fence. The yellow flowers that you see are the Ozark Nest Egg flowers. If you look at … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden
What a lovely morning to finish up my rounds in the garden! There are quite a few Mongolian Giant sunflowers opening their seed heads. Hopefully, we will see the Hopi Black Dye rows in this area opening soon. They are so cheerful! 🙂 I'm just so happy with how the Red Kuri squash are doing! … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden, and thinking ahead
I finished off my rounds this morning by doing some harvesting in the garden. The beans in particular had plenty to pick. 🙂 I found a yellow bean, growing on a green bean plant! It didn't get picked. It felt completely empty. Any beans it might have had did not develop. I did find one … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning harvest and first potatoes, makes for an awesome breakfast!
For the past while, we've been harvesting a handful of beans, every couple of days. Just enough for the day's meal, really. It would mostly be the yellow beans, with a few greens, and maybe three or for purple beans. This morning, we had our biggest harvest, yet! It is still mostly yellow beans, but … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: so many beans!
This evening, I went over our beans and made our first real harvest! We've picked a couple of beans, here and there, before, but this is the first substantial amount we have been able to gather. The yellow beans, for all that they are the smallest plants, are maturing the fastest. A few purple beans, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: harvest firsts
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
With hot, dry days returning, my morning rounds once again includes covering the fall crop beds with shade cloth and doing a morning watering. I was very, very happy to check the bean beds and FINALLY see pods developing! Other local gardeners are already harvesting large amounts of beans, while ours were still just blooming. … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: progress, and next steps
While the girls were doing the evening watering, I headed out to check some of the beds they hadn't got to, yet. I thought I saw something this morning, and I wanted to check. I did see something - and by evening, I saw more somethings! The radishes are starting to sprout already! "Champion"24-30 days … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: new sprouts, and… I must not compare!
Gosh, it was so lovely to do my rounds this morning! It has finally cooled down (for all the rain we had yesterday, it was still hot and very muggy!), and as I write this, it's a lovely 17C/63F outside. There is the possibility of more rain, then things are expected to get hot and … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: progress, and some mysteries