Now that we have Halona melons developing, it is so much more fun to check the garden in the mornings! Check this out. These melons are visibly bigger than they were when I looked at them yesterday evening. I checked them again this evening, and they are again, noticeably bigger! Not only that, but we … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden
First, a bit of a follow up from yesterday. After blocking the woodchuck holes by the house and in the old garden area, I headed out a few times to check on the one by the house. Twice, I found things disturbed! This picture was taken after the second time I found it dug up. … Continue reading Critter battle update, a mini harvest, and we’re getting poppies!
While the girls were doing the evening watering, I headed out to check some of the beds they hadn't got to, yet. I thought I saw something this morning, and I wanted to check. I did see something - and by evening, I saw more somethings! The radishes are starting to sprout already! "Champion"24-30 days … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: new sprouts, and… I must not compare!
We managed to get a few things taken care of in the garden, once things started cooling down. But first, kittens! I wasn't able to get pictures of all four of them, but these two seem to be a bit braver. 🙂 I also saw Rosencrantz and her two babies. It looks like they are … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first pea pods!
I had been wondering about our variety of purple peas not blooming yet, while the green peas that were planted later now have quite a lot of flowers. Earlier today, someone on one of the local gardening groups I'm on had posted a photo of her purple peas that just started to bloom, so that … Continue reading Pretty in Purple and Pink
Woo hoo!!! Our first peas have started to bloom! While doing the evening watering, I found two pea plants with flowers on them. Both among the green peas. Nothing on the purple peas, even though they were planted earlier. Most of the green peas aren't even tall enough to start climbing the trellis! 🙂 The … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first pea blossoms!
Today was nowhere near as productive as I intended it to be. Ah, well. I headed out early in the day to the nearer small city, to pick up a few things we couldn't get during our big city trips. The first stop was Canadian Tire, where I was able to get more of the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: filling the gaps
Wow, what a difference a day makes! After yesterday's heat, our 9C/48F (feels like 5C/41F) is a welcome, if slightly chilly, reprieve. Welcome especially for the rain we got last night! I didn't have to do any watering this morning! These are the purple pea seedlings. Definitely not a high germination rate, but it's possible … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: growing and blooming
Our first direct sown seeds are in! This morning, I got the peas planted in their new beds. I also added our first line of defense against birds and deer: flappy, noisy grocery bags. As soon as we can, those will be replaced with whirligigs, wind chimes, flags, flashy things - whatever we can find … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: peas are in, and other progress