As I write this, in the early afternoon, we have reached 30C/86F, with a humidex of 35C/95F. Our high of the day is expected to reach 35C/95F with the humidex at 40C/104F. Thankfully, this is supposed to be the hottest day for the next while, but it means that we're back at watering the garden … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: back at it
Today, with repeated warnings for thunderstorms, and even the sound of thunder in the distance, we got only a smattering of rain this afternoon. Barely enough to get the ground a bit wet. 😦 At least we're a couple of degrees cooler than forecast. With the conditions we've had this year, our Rural Municipality officially … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; new seedlings – plus critters
After yesterday being such a crappy day, I'm happy to say that today was much improved! This morning, I found several bright bits of sunshine in the garden. Several of our summer squash blossoms are now fully open! There are just male flowers right now, so it's still too early to expect baby squash, but … Continue reading A much better day today, and what will I do with these?
Gosh, it was so lovely to do my rounds this morning! It has finally cooled down (for all the rain we had yesterday, it was still hot and very muggy!), and as I write this, it's a lovely 17C/63F outside. There is the possibility of more rain, then things are expected to get hot and … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: progress, and some mysteries
Just before heading inside to get out of the heat, I made sure to mist the transplants waiting for their new homes, and I found a surprise. My apologies for the out of focus photo. There is a new gourd seedling! A Thai Bottle Edible gourd sprouted! It wasn't there when I took the trays … Continue reading I almost forgot…
So... today didn't go quite as planned, originally. What else is new? 😀 But first, I want to share this picture. This bed is the yellow bush beans. The green and purple ones look much the same. Even more beans have been sprouting, and it looks like we've got an almost 100% germination rate already! … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: beans, and future mulch!
Just a quick post about what I found during my morning rounds, before I have to head out. It's a bit of a mix! Before I go into this morning, though, here is the progress I got last night in the new corn block. I got about 2/3rds gone turning the sod before stopping for … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: good news, bad news
Okay, this is getting ridiculous! I don't think the needle on that thermometer can go any further. What do you think that's at? 65C/149F? Closer to 70C/158F? I don't think I've ever seen that thermometer get that high. Of course, the weather apps didn't show temperatures that high. One of them allows me to look … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: more firsts!
We had a solid rainfall last night. With the sunflowers, tomatoes and bunching onions just transplanted yesterday, I was concerned over how they held up. I was happy to see that the tomatoes were looking very sturdy, and even the little bitty onions were looking stronger. It was the sunflowers that I was most concerned … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: firsts!
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