Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden

While checking on the sunflowers this morning, I found one of the Mongolian Giant seed heads finally starting to open. I had actually expected this one to open up first. Look how dark the middle is! Hard to believe this is the same type of sunflower as this... They look completely different! One of the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden

Our 2021 garden: defensive strategies

While going through the old kitchen garden this morning, I was seeing more of our beets, slowly being nibbled away. We'd added stinky soap, cat fur, hot chili flakes, and a motion sensor light. The only thing they seem to be doing is spreading out the damage, as the various things get avoided. So today, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: defensive strategies

Our 2021 garden; made in the shade, and we have melons!

While doing the evening watering, the girls spotted a couple of little melons last night! I just had to go looking for them this morning. Aren't they adorable? The bigger one is about 2 inches long. I wasn't expecting them to be fuzzy. 😀 These are the Halona melons. Still nothing among the Pixies - … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; made in the shade, and we have melons!

Second row cover, a determined little bugger, and happy times!

Today, I was able to find a piece of wood of the right size to put end caps on the second chicken wire row cover. When I headed out to start working on it this evening, I discovered... ... that little woodchuck is a determined little bugger! Over the next while, I made sure to … Continue reading Second row cover, a determined little bugger, and happy times!

Protecting the jade tree, and critter capers

So... we've had problems with the more recent additions to our cat colony indoors. They've decided our plants are for them to play with and dig in. One of the pots we've been trying to protect is has the parent jade trees that we brought with us when we moved. During the drive out, it … Continue reading Protecting the jade tree, and critter capers

Our 2021 garden: protecting the tomatoes

I'm glad I "wasted" some time on the computer last night, scrolling through Facebook. I came upon a question in one of the local gardening groups I'm on, asking advice on how to protect their transplants if there is a frost. Frost??? So I checked the forecasts, and instead of the somewhat cooler overnight temperatures … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: protecting the tomatoes