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
Remember this resilient sunflower? This is how I found it this morning. The developing seed head is still there... I guess those new, developing leaves are delicious to deer. !! The Re-Farmer
While doing my rounds this morning, with my usual checking of the garden beds, I decided to try and harvest some of the beets. Our poor, sad little beets. I could tell that a deer had visited last night, as pretty much the last of the larger beet greens are gone. I had been looking … Continue reading Sad beets
I realized I've neglected to take progress photos of some of our garden beds, so I got a few this morning. Here are our two potato beds. I was shooting blind, because my phone's screen went completely black in the sunlight. Still, you can see the potatoes among the mulch, separated by a path of … Continue reading How does the garden(s) grow?
Of the first sunflowers that we planted, several of them are now taller than me! Unfortunately, the smaller ones from the second planting are still having deer issues. Right next to the nearest sunflower in the above picture is this one. This is one of the ones that had had its head bitten off a … Continue reading Sunflower finds