The girls joined me for the evening rounds last night, and my daughter found a ripe Pixie melon! I had checked them in the morning, and none were coming loose from their stems, but by the end of the day, one of them finally did. 🙂 It isn't even the biggest one that has a … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; pixies and our grape harvest
Well, it is getting decidedly cooler when I do my morning rounds! Fall is just around the corner, but things are still holding out in the garden. Here are the gourds growing on the south facing chain link fence. The yellow flowers that you see are the Ozark Nest Egg flowers. If you look at … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden
There was a break in the rain, giving me a chance to test out my squash hammocks. This is a melon, not a squash, but "melon hammock" doesn't roll off the tongue as well. 😀 I've made three of these so far. I think I got the size right. None of the melons or winter … Continue reading All tucked in
Today has turned out to be - so far - not as hot as predicted. On the down side, the smoke came back with a vengeance this morning. It has gotten better since then, thankfully. While heading out to move the sprinkler, yesterday, I spotted Butterscotch and her brood. I'm not sure if this is … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: onions harvested, first melons, and more carnage
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!!!!
Well, we seem to be back to having all the rain systems passing us by again. We are a bit cooler - as I write this, we are at "only" 26C/79F - but our humidex puts us at 33C/91F. Which I suppose helps, as we didn't need to water the garden at all, yesterday. I … Continue reading In the garden, and critters not in the garden
As we were reaching the hottest part of the day, I had concerns about the garden. Specifically, at the squash tunnel. The summer squash are well mulched and can stay cooler and moister longer, but the melons, winter squash and gourds are not as well set up, and they need more water than most other … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: another attempt, and we have Pixies!
When we got that one really cold night in late May, most things survived (the new mulberry sapling, sadly, did not) just fine. However, anything that was budding lost their flowers. Including almost all of the lilacs. This Korean lilac usually blooms after the common lilac, but with the warmth we'd had earlier in May, … Continue reading Growing things