I am happy to say that whatever had been eating our Teddy winter squash seems to have gone away! These little guys are still around, and getting "big". I found a 4th one of them, too. I love how fuzzy they are at this stage! While looking at the other beds, I had a few … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: little surprises
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…
Oh, my goodness, what a difference a single day of good rain makes! No amount of watering with the hose can compete. While we have been able to pick a Spoon tomato or two, every few days (there were three ripe ones yesterday, that my brother and his wife to go try. 🙂 ), the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning harvest
You know, I think we actually got a bit of rain last night! I didn't have to water the garden beds this morning. To start, I found something really, really exciting this morning. Our first ripe tomato!!!! There it is, hiding under some leaves. 🙂 Our very first Spoon tomato! From the photos on the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden, and FIRST ONE!!!!
It took moving the garden cam a few times, but I finally managed it. I caught him in the act. It is confirmed that the woodchuck is eating our peas plants. The green peas are completely shot this year. Between the heat, the dryness, the poor soil and Woody here, eating them, they're toast. I … Continue reading Caught and confirmed! Plus, more critter damage
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