We have been really fortunate with the frost holding off so far. If the long range forecasts are right, we won't get a frost for at least two more weeks, possibly longer. Other areas in our province have already had their first frost, so I am really thankful that it's held off in our area … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: late season growth progress
What a lovely morning to finish up my rounds in the garden! There are quite a few Mongolian Giant sunflowers opening their seed heads. Hopefully, we will see the Hopi Black Dye rows in this area opening soon. They are so cheerful! 🙂 I'm just so happy with how the Red Kuri squash are doing! … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden, and thinking ahead
We did not get the predicted thunderstorms last night, though we did get rain. While I was out doing my morning rounds, I could hear thunder around us, and it was even starting to rain a bit by the time I was done. So, no work was done on the garden bed I'd started on … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: the weather was not willing
Yesterday, I posted about a concern I was finding with our Red Kuri/Little Gem winter squash. I also shared photos in some gardening groups I'm on, and of course, did some searches. I greatly appreciated the feedback that I got from all over. Some had suggested it was a pollination problem, but that seemed to … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: winter squash follow up
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*
Today is supposed to exceed 30C/86F, so I wanted to make sure the garden got an deep watering this morning. When I had removed the shade cloth from the three beds with fall harvest crops planted, the seedlings seemed to be doing pretty good. When I returned to cover them this morning, I saw this … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: new finds!