Last night, I heard from one of our neighbours, asking if we were missing some kittens. It seems that several kittens were sighted on the road by our place, and while one was caught, there were others around. They were not ours; by the age estimate, they were about 5 months younger than ours, plus … Continue reading Our 2021 garden, still going!
I wasn't going to harvest our potatoes yet, since they can stay in the ground until after we get frost. It is, however, Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, and dangit, I want to have some of our own potatoes! 😀 The fingerling potatoes are still growing, but the Yukon Gem and Norland potato plants are … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: two kinds of potatoes
The sunflowers are so cheerful looking! This is the Hopi Black Dye sunflower that has the one seed head that I think will have time to fully mature - and it has four more bright and cheerful seed heads opening! I don't know why my phone's camera blew out this shot, but you can still … Continue reading So much colour
We have been really fortunate with the frost holding off so far. If the long range forecasts are right, we won't get a frost for at least two more weeks, possibly longer. Other areas in our province have already had their first frost, so I am really thankful that it's held off in our area … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: late season growth progress
I finished off my rounds this morning by doing some harvesting in the garden. The beans in particular had plenty to pick. 🙂 I found a yellow bean, growing on a green bean plant! It didn't get picked. It felt completely empty. Any beans it might have had did not develop. I did find one … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning harvest and first potatoes, makes for an awesome breakfast!
For the past while, we have been pretty much constantly checking the weather radar. Yesterday evening, it was getting discouraging, and the predicted overnight rain kept getting pushed back and the weather system passed us by to the south. This morning, however, I was thrilled to see a system pushing rain right over is. Granted, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning rain, and solution found
While heading over to put some kibble out for the junk pile kittens this morning, I found this. Just last night, I was looking closely at this lilac, to see why one of the branches had died, and found it broken at the main stem. Now think I know what broke it. My guess is … Continue reading Some garden stuff, and new critter damage
Just a few pictures of the garden beds that I took while doing my morning rounds. This is the newest bed in the area where the old wood pile used to be, and these beets were the first ones planted, so they are larger than the others. Well. Some of them are. We are curious … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: how things are looking
This morning, it was time to add to the potato grow bags. They were topped up with a mix of grass clippings and garden soil, and the bags were unrolled a bit in the process. Some of them look like they could have done with more, but I must say, it was pretty awkward to … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: “hilling” potatoes
Wow, what a windy day we've got right now!! I headed out early to do my rounds, so I could finish with the potatoes before it got too hot. It was a lovely 14C/57F when I started. After all the watering was done and it was time to start with the potatoes, I brought over … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: potatoes are in!