Our 2021 garden: some pruning and cleanup – and we are forewarned!

While doing my rounds this morning, I decided it was time to do some pruning and clean up around the squash and melons. With the summer squash, I cut away a lot of the bottom leaves, and anything dead or dying. The zucchini didn't really need it, but the sunburst squash needed quite a bit. … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: some pruning and cleanup – and we are forewarned!

Our 2021 garden: Finally!

Most of the squash are blooming like crazy right now. The Red Kuri/Little Gem winter squash is especially showy right now. Isn't that gorgeous? Unfortunately, there is still just the one squash that is developing. There are so many little ones like this, but they have been dying off without getting much bigger. Then there … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: Finally!

Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden, and FIRST ONE!!!!

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!!!!

Squash tunnel mods, and what is that? Oh!

I had to make another trip into town today, because I forgot something yesterday. I've been making more errand trips in the last few days than I do in most months! But that's okay, because it gave me a chance to find and pick up other things. Like these modifications to the squash tunnel. The … Continue reading Squash tunnel mods, and what is that? Oh!

Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel, day 4, and sacrificial spinach!

Today was set to be a scorcher, so when I did my morning rounds, I took the time to water all the garden beds before things got too hot, even though they got a thorough watering last night. When I got to the spinach beds, I saw evidence of skulduggery! The sacrificial spinach, at the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel, day 4, and sacrificial spinach!

Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel, day 3, and progress

We managed to get outside for a bit more progress on the garden. One of the things I did was go through where we planted sunflowers last year, and dig out any remaining stumps. I am really impressed with how much softer the soil is. Well. When I managed to not hit any rocks, at … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel, day 3, and progress

Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel, day two

Well, I'd hoped we could actually finish the squash tunnel today, or at least get the side cross pieces at the top done, but we didn't get quite that far. But, progress was still made. Most importantly, we got the supports up in the post holes. In refilling the post holes and tamping the soil … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel, day two

Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel build, day one

Not that long ago, we were dealing with freezing temperatures. Now we've got a heat wave! Today's high was predicted to be 24C/77F. Instead, we reached 28C/82F. Tomorrow's high is supposed to be 28C... does that mean we'll be going to break 30C/86F? 😦 Hot as it was, we needed to get started on the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel build, day one