Frosted, and planning ahead

Well, it finally happened. We had a lasting frost, and temperatures were still below freezing when I came out to do my morning rounds. My husband has still been up to feeding the outside cats earlier in the mornings, and has included putting warm water out for them, too, which they are really appreciating! It's … Continue reading Frosted, and planning ahead

Fall garden update: the covered beds

In the main garden area, which will be a permanent garden, we've still got the two beds covered with mesh to protect them from the deer. Unfortunately, that leaves them pretty neglected, due to the difficulty in moving such long frames. Of the radishes we planted, there are two French Breakfast radishes that survived the … Continue reading Fall garden update: the covered beds

Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden, and first lettuce!

I was rather pleased with this morning's harvest! I am just amazed that we still have beans to pick, this late in the season! Even a single yellow bean. 😀 If the mild temperatures continue, we will be getting more yellow beans, too. There are new beans growing, all over the row! From what I … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden, and first lettuce!

Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden

While checking on the sunflowers this morning, I found one of the Mongolian Giant seed heads finally starting to open. I had actually expected this one to open up first. Look how dark the middle is! Hard to believe this is the same type of sunflower as this... They look completely different! One of the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden

Our 2021 garden; fall planting, and shallot surprise

Now that it's "cooled off" again to 32C/90F (feels like 34C/93F), I headed back to the garden to remove the shade clothes and get those photos I promised. Our surviving (barely) French Breakfast radishes, and rainbow chard. Now that one of the beds has a window screen mesh covering it, I decided to take a … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; fall planting, and shallot surprise

Our 2021 garden: more firsts – and more damage!

I will start with the good stuff, first! Like these teeny, tiny first fruits! These are the miniscule Spoon tomatoes! Several plants are now showing baby tomatoes, and they are so tiny and green, the only reason we could see them was because we were wrapping twine around stalks to the chain link fence to … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: more firsts – and more damage!