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!
Here we are, in the middle of October, and still there are things in the garden to pick! Yesterday evening, I went out to work on the high raised garden bed a bit. The notches at the north end needed to be finished. In particular, I needed to deepen the ones at the ends of … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: final harvest? Yes, no and maybe!
I just had to share this photo. Before I headed out this morning, I took the time to pick tomatoes. It's October 7, and we still have tomatoes! I probably could have picked more beans, too, but I didn't have time before I had to head out. Those little Spoon tomatoes are the most adorable … Continue reading We still have tomatoes
When I did my morning rounds, I didn't harvest anything, as there didn't seem to be any need, yet. Then I did my evening rounds, and found that a lot can change by the end of the day! Spoon Tomatoes (and Potato Beetle)Mosaic Medley tomatoes As you can see, the tomato plants are dying back, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: evening harvest
First, the pretty! The remaining Hopi Black Dye sunflower in the old kitchen garden has three seed heads forming. This is the second one to open, and the third is still just a big bud. I finished my rounds with picking tomatoes. Here is this morning's haul. I was curious, so when I transferred them … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: 105
As always during my morning rounds, I checked on the various beds to see how things are growing. This most mature of our Red Kuri squash has ceased growing in size, and is just beautifully deepening in colour as it ripens. While it's neighbour is getting bigger. We won't have a lot of mature winter … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: progress and pruning
The gardens seem to be really enjoying all the rain we've been having! The Ozark Nest Egg gourds are having a growth spurt, and more flowers are blooming. They are the first ones I've seen with only three petals on them. So far, I'm only seeing male flowers, but I might be missing some. I'm … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning after the rain
I have to admit, after yesterday's damage, I was quite trepidatious about checking the garden beds while doing this morning's rounds! I was, however, greeted with a happy sight, first thing. Potato Beetle is still here! With him being gone for so many months, there's no reason to assume he's here to stay, so every … Continue reading Our 2021 garden, and the things I found this morning
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!!!!
Last night, before doing the evening watering, I did a couple of things to - hopefully! - distract the deer away. One of them went around the Montana Morado corn. The aluminum tins spin freely on the twine, so I hope they will do as distractions. We can add more distractions after a while, to … Continue reading Distractions