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 😦
For the past while, we have been pretty much constantly checking the weather radar. Yesterday evening, it was getting discouraging, and the predicted overnight rain kept getting pushed back and the weather system passed us by to the south. This morning, however, I was thrilled to see a system pushing rain right over is. Granted, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning rain, and solution found
While going through the old kitchen garden this morning, I was seeing more of our beets, slowly being nibbled away. We'd added stinky soap, cat fur, hot chili flakes, and a motion sensor light. The only thing they seem to be doing is spreading out the damage, as the various things get avoided. So today, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: defensive strategies
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
While doing the evening watering, the girls spotted a couple of little melons last night! I just had to go looking for them this morning. Aren't they adorable? The bigger one is about 2 inches long. I wasn't expecting them to be fuzzy. 😀 These are the Halona melons. Still nothing among the Pixies - … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; made in the shade, and we have melons!
I've been eying one of our garlic beds closely for some time now. This bed has the Purple Stripe garlic. Most of them started dying back a while ago, which was very strange. It seemed very early for them to be doing that. Especially since some of them were still growing scapes. I've been reading … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first garlic
It was a rough night for me, last night. Very little sleep, and the pain levels are just high enough to make any position uncomfortable after only a short time. Thankfully, my husband was well enough this morning to head out do all the food bowls for the cats, and refill the bird feeder, allowing … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: time for a hair cut!
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
Apparently, we got rain last night. I have my doubts. Apparently, we got rain while I would outside, watering the garden, too. That would have been nice, but all we had was hot, muggy, thick air. *sigh* One of the awesome things about gardening is how fast things can grow. We've got a whole bunch … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: how it looked this morning
With today's expected heat, I was out in the garden by 6am, and ended up staying out there for almost 3 hours, watering and weeding. The watering was started after replacing the connectors on three hoses. I'm a goof, but it did work. When I bought the connector repair sets, I got what was left … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: we have silk! and loving the new tool