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*
One of the things I've been trying to baby is our Montana Morado corn. I really, really want these to work out! As these were started indoors, they are much further along than any other corn we have, and have been developing ears of corn for a while now. I've been a bit concerned about … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: what happened? and more critter damage 😦
We have been very excited by how well the Montana Morado corn has been doing. However, as some of the stalks have gotten taller, they have started to fall over. The soil around the plants seems to be washing away as we water them. So, this evening, I added more garden soil to the bases … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: corn, melons and new critter damage
First, a bit of a follow up from yesterday. After blocking the woodchuck holes by the house and in the old garden area, I headed out a few times to check on the one by the house. Twice, I found things disturbed! This picture was taken after the second time I found it dug up. … Continue reading Critter battle update, a mini harvest, and we’re getting poppies!
I love how, every day, there seems to be something new or different in the garden! While doing my rounds, one of the first things I do after putting food and water out for the cats (or like today, just water, as my husband was feeling good enough to go outside and do their food), … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: this morning in the garden
Before heading out to do the watering, I went through our remaining seed packets to do a bit of planning. First, there's what's left of things we planted in the spring. To the right, we have the two types of carrots in pelleted seeds. I keep reading that we can still plant carrots this late … Continue reading Our 2021 – and 2022 – garden: seed assessment
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!
With the heat we've been having, and a heat wave hitting us starting today, it's been hard on a lot of the garden. Not everything, though. The squash and gourds are just loving it! As long as we can keep up with the watering, of course. It was while watering the summer squash last night … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: first fruits!
You just have to love how quickly things change, day by day! The first ornamental poppies started blooming this morning. They have had bulbs for a while now, and then this morning, two of them exploded into full bloom. 🙂 I was looking at the garlic yesterday evening, and seeing what might, possibly, could be, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: three firsts, this morning!