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
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!
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
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
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
Okay, I just have to start with the obligatory garden photos. 😀 I took these yesterday. The largest seed head of the Mongolian Giant sunflowers is opening up beautifully. Still nowhere near the size a Mongolian Giant seed head should be, but we'll see what happens in what's left of our growing season. What amazed … Continue reading But it’s a good tired…
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
The skies have been teasing us with the possibility of rain, all day today! The weather app says we're at 26C/79F, with the humidex at 30C/86F, but we've been getting some wonderful breezes that are making it feel cooler. It was while we were outside, enjoying the breeze, that I noticed we were being watched. … Continue reading We have cows!!
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