Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden, and first lettuce!

I was rather pleased with this morning's harvest! I am just amazed that we still have beans to pick, this late in the season! Even a single yellow bean. 😀 If the mild temperatures continue, we will be getting more yellow beans, too. There are new beans growing, all over the row! From what I … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden, and first lettuce!

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: morning harvest and first potatoes, makes for an awesome breakfast!

I finished off my rounds this morning by doing some harvesting in the garden. The beans in particular had plenty to pick. 🙂 I found a yellow bean, growing on a green bean plant! It didn't get picked. It felt completely empty. Any beans it might have had did not develop. I did find one … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning harvest and first potatoes, makes for an awesome breakfast!

Our 2021 garden: progress, and next steps

With hot, dry days returning, my morning rounds once again includes covering the fall crop beds with shade cloth and doing a morning watering. I was very, very happy to check the bean beds and FINALLY see pods developing! Other local gardeners are already harvesting large amounts of beans, while ours were still just blooming. … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: progress, and next steps

2021 garden: odd one out, and barrier attempts

We are once again hitting higher temperatures, with no more rain, so this morning I started watering the garden beds again, moving the sprinkler every half hour or so. While checking the conditions of the various beds, I had to get a photo of this summer squash. It was the last one to start producing … Continue reading 2021 garden: odd one out, and barrier attempts