Fall garden update: sunflowers, corn and peas

When it comes to the sunflowers, it looks like we'll have a few Hopi Black Dye seed heads that will fully mature, but I wasn't expecting much from the Mongolian Giants. Then I took a closer look at one of the largest heads. This is only about a third, maybe a quarter, of the size … Continue reading Fall garden update: sunflowers, corn and peas

Well, I got that backwards!

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!

Our 2021 garden: morning surprises

While doing my rounds this morning and checking the gardens, I was pleased of fine a really big Madga squash ready to pick. After being seasoned with cayenne pepper, the groundhogs are leaving the summer squash alone and they are finally getting a chance to grow! There were even a few zucchini to gather. The … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning surprises

Our 2021 garden: progress and pruning

As always during my morning rounds, I checked on the various beds to see how things are growing. This most mature of our Red Kuri squash has ceased growing in size, and is just beautifully deepening in colour as it ripens. While it's neighbour is getting bigger. We won't have a lot of mature winter … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: progress and pruning

Our 2021 garden: morning after the rain

The gardens seem to be really enjoying all the rain we've been having! The Ozark Nest Egg gourds are having a growth spurt, and more flowers are blooming. They are the first ones I've seen with only three petals on them. So far, I'm only seeing male flowers, but I might be missing some. I'm … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning after the rain

Our 2021 garden: we have silk! and loving the new tool

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