Today, I built what should be the last garden bed for the year. This one is for the climbers. Here is what the space looked like when I started. The original plan was to use the remaining chimney blocks, like the one in the photo, as planters along the chain link fence, but they remain … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: one last bed, and transplants
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
Yes!!!!! We managed to finish transplanting tonight! I thought we might have to move beyond the squash tunnel, but since these will be trained to climb, we were able to plant them closer together than we normally would, and they all fit. Also, I was sure we had the little pumpkins to transplant. I was … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: corn, gourds, squash and melon transplants DONE!!
Just before heading inside to get out of the heat, I made sure to mist the transplants waiting for their new homes, and I found a surprise. My apologies for the out of focus photo. There is a new gourd seedling! A Thai Bottle Edible gourd sprouted! It wasn't there when I took the trays … Continue reading I almost forgot…
Wow. It's coming up on 10pm as I start this, and this is the first time I've had to sit down for most of the day! Today was our monthly shop, so after doing my rounds, my younger daughter and I headed out to the city. We were going to do our usual shop when … Continue reading Our 2021 garden seedling shuffle, monthly shop, and man that’s bright!
While tending the seedlings last night, I finally remembered to take one of the tomato pots out, so I could actually get a picture. These are the Spoon tomatoes (from Baker Creek). I planted three seeds in each of four cups, and so far there is one that has not shown any growth at all, … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: progress and next batch started
Before heading outside to do my morning rounds, I spotted 3 kittens out the window... ... playing on the roof of their cat house! Of course, as soon as I went outside, they ran off, but mystery kitten stayed to spy on me. It was so funny to see her hide behind the frame, pop … Continue reading Morning cuteness, and a sad little gourd
Today, for the first time since we had produce we could harvest from the garden this summer, I collected nothing at all this morning. Normally, I would have at least collected a few sunburst squash. With the cooler temperatures, though, the many little squashes out there are growing a lot more slowly. I like to … Continue reading Zero
The bitty, baby birdhouse gourd has getting bigger! 🙂 August 31September 2 Still a baby, but it's getting noticeably more heft to it. 🙂 Some of the other gourd plants are blooming. I wonder how big these guys would have been right now, had they not been hit by the one night of frost? The … Continue reading A different baby
Today was our day to head into the city for our monthly shop. We will be making another smaller trip, later in the month, but the big stuff is done. We normally would have done it a few days ago, but doing Costco on a weekend just didn't appeal to us! 😀 So that took … Continue reading Fur babies, and garden finds