I am happy to say that whatever had been eating our Teddy winter squash seems to have gone away! These little guys are still around, and getting "big". I found a 4th one of them, too. I love how fuzzy they are at this stage! While looking at the other beds, I had a few … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: little surprises
Oh, what an amazing rainfall we have had!!! During a break in the rain, yesterday, we were able to bring in the onions that were still on screens under the canopy. They at least were dry enough to brush off the remaining soil, before their roots were trimmed and I strung them on twine, the … Continue reading After the rain
Yesterday ended up being even hotter than was forecast. We also didn't get the thunderstorms that were predicted. 😦 I still ended up outside to take care of a few things. One of them was to check on our curing onions, shallots and garlic. They are not cured yet, but they've dried enough that I … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: yesterday and today
While doing my rounds this morning and checking for deer damage in the garden beds, I noticed something odd about our sweet corn. The middle corn block is the one that's growing the tallest and developing the most tassels. But there is only one corn cob developing. Once it sunk in what I was seeing … Continue reading Corny curiosity
I have a bit of time before I head off to pick up our meat pack, and just had to make a quick post. It was a bad morning in the garden. While heading over to switch out the memory card on the garden cam, the very first thing that I saw was this. Of … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning damage
Like for so many others this year, it has been a real challenge to keep things alive and growing in the garden. With our furthest beds, even having enough hoses to be able to reach the furthest beds, the corn and sunflower blocks were the hardest to keep watered, until we started using the sprinkler. … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: getting better
While doing my rounds this morning, I topped up the small bird feeder. As I took it down from its hanger, I heard something fly out from the plants below. It turned out to be a goldfinch. It flew onto a nearby lilac branch, and just stayed there, watching me. As I went by again, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning finds
We managed to get a few things taken care of in the garden, once things started cooling down. But first, kittens! I wasn't able to get pictures of all four of them, but these two seem to be a bit braver. 🙂 I also saw Rosencrantz and her two babies. It looks like they are … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first pea pods!
The crab apple trees near the old garden area are starting to bloom. Not all of them yet, but this one was looking gorgeous, today. 🙂 This morning, after all the garden beds were watered, my older daughter and I got to work on the corn and sunflower blocks. She started by making furrows for … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: direct sown corn and sunflowers, done!
My morning rounds now includes watering all the garden beds. Though we have had rain in the forecast, so far we've only received the lightest of smatterings. Hopefully, over the next few days, we'll get some real rain. I had a lovely surprise when I came into the sun room this morning. SO many more … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning progress, and changes in plans