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
Today is supposed to be hot again, so I wanted to make sure to get the garden watered early in the day, while it was still cool. I started with the soaker hose at the squash tunnel, then went around checking the melons, squash and gourds. I was extremely disappointed to find this. Our one … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; NOOooo!!! *sob*
I will start with the good stuff, first! Like these teeny, tiny first fruits! These are the miniscule Spoon tomatoes! Several plants are now showing baby tomatoes, and they are so tiny and green, the only reason we could see them was because we were wrapping twine around stalks to the chain link fence to … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: more firsts – and more damage!
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!
Today was set to be a scorcher, so when I did my morning rounds, I took the time to water all the garden beds before things got too hot, even though they got a thorough watering last night. When I got to the spinach beds, I saw evidence of skulduggery! The sacrificial spinach, at the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel, day 4, and sacrificial spinach!
Just a quick post about what I found during my morning rounds, before I have to head out. It's a bit of a mix! Before I go into this morning, though, here is the progress I got last night in the new corn block. I got about 2/3rds gone turning the sod before stopping for … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: good news, bad news
While checking on the garden beds this morning, I found this. One of the transplanted Mongolian Giant sunflowers was pulled up. With the leaves gone, I didn't even see it at first. It was the gap in the spacing that had me looking for it. Thankfully, it is the only one that was nibbled on. … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first loss
Today was one of those days that went all over the place! So this is probably going to be a very disjointed post! 😀 One of the first things I wanted to get done this morning was to call the RCMP, as advised by my lawyer, about the gunshots from our vandal's property. For non-emergency … Continue reading This, that and the other thing
I woke up late this morning, and it was already getting hot by the time I headed out to finish in the garden. I still made sure to check my daughter's tulips, after so many flower bulbs got eaten the other night. At first, I was please; the rope I'd put around the front and … Continue reading Tulip carnage
Today being Sunday, I normally avoid all unnecessary work. With the weather turning nice, it became a day to get back to hauling dirt, so we'll have something to direct sow and transplant into, so that counts as necessary work! Tomorrow is supposed to get quite hot, so I wanted to get as much manual … Continue reading Our 2021 garden, interrupted