Our 2021 garden; new seedlings – plus critters

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

A much better day today, and what will I do with these?

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?

Our 2021 garden: beans, and future mulch!

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!

Our 2021 garden: growing and blooming

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

Our 2021 garden: morning progress, and changes in plans

My morning rounds now includes watering all the garden beds. Though we have had rain in the forecast, so far we've only received the lightest of smatterings. Hopefully, over the next few days, we'll get some real rain. I had a lovely surprise when I came into the sun room this morning. SO many more … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning progress, and changes in plans