We had another very foggy morning, so I didn't head out to do my rounds, then into the garden to do a bit of harvesting, until later. It has been a few days since I picked anything. With the colder overnight temperatures, things are not ripening as quickly. Though the forecast was for overnight temperatures … Continue reading Morning in the garden
While doing my rounds this morning, I found a strange thing at the gate. The twine was caught around the lock and the caribiner, which usually hangs over one side of the gate, was hooked onto the chain link. Right off the bat, I knew this was NOT our vandal. If it were, there would … Continue reading At the gate, and after the rain
The sunflowers are so cheerful looking! This is the Hopi Black Dye sunflower that has the one seed head that I think will have time to fully mature - and it has four more bright and cheerful seed heads opening! I don't know why my phone's camera blew out this shot, but you can still … Continue reading So much colour
Today is likely to be the last hot day of the year. As I write this, we are currently at 26C/79F, with the humidex at 30C/86F. We are expected to reach 28C/83F with the humidex making it feel like 31C/88F. We are supposed to get a couple more days in the mid to low 20's … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: still growing!
You know, it's a good thing that we labelled the things we planted in the garden beds, and left those labels there. Because apparently, my memory sucks. For the past while, I've been posting photos of our sunflower seed heads. Particularly the Mongolian Giant sunflowers. The transplanted ones are much taller and stronger, and further … Continue reading Well, I got that backwards!
Well, it is getting decidedly cooler when I do my morning rounds! Fall is just around the corner, but things are still holding out in the garden. Here are the gourds growing on the south facing chain link fence. The yellow flowers that you see are the Ozark Nest Egg flowers. If you look at … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden
A lovely little bee, laden with golden pollen, on a Hopi Black Dye sunflower! I was very happy to see it this morning. Strangely, I have not been seeing very many pollinators since we finally got rain. We still have flowering summer and winter squash, beans and peas, along with the sunflowers. With the sunburst … Continue reading Golden
First, the pretty! The remaining Hopi Black Dye sunflower in the old kitchen garden has three seed heads forming. This is the second one to open, and the third is still just a big bud. I finished my rounds with picking tomatoes. Here is this morning's haul. I was curious, so when I transferred them … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: 105
While heading out to do my evening rounds yesterday, I topped up the cat kibble - and got invaded by kittens! There is only one adult cat in the kibble house in the above photo, plus Rosencrantz and her two are at their private dining area under the shrine. All three litters of kittens were … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; more firsts – and SO many kittens!
This is so very late in the season, but it finally happened. Our first Hopi Black Dye sunflower seed head is opening! When the seeds we'd started indoors neglected to germinate until after we'd already direct seeded outside, there was just one for a while. That one got transplanted into the old kitchen garden, and … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first bloom!