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!
Heading out to do my morning rounds is pretty awesome these days. ALL of the kitties come running! I even got to give Nosencrantz full body pets - but only while she was eating! Toesencrantz started to come close, but she was too nervous with me being so close, and kept going away. So I … Continue reading Morning kitties, and wayward vegetables
We were having a lovely rain when I headed out to do my morning rounds. Though we have been getting the odd showers for the past while, things were still starting to dry out. With the high winds yesterday, I actually watered the old kitchen garden, when I noticed all the beet greens were wilted. … Continue reading Unexpected harvest, and other things
Well, it is getting decidedly cooler when I do my morning rounds! Fall is just around the corner, but things are still holding out in the garden. Here are the gourds growing on the south facing chain link fence. The yellow flowers that you see are the Ozark Nest Egg flowers. If you look at … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden
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!
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!
While doing my evening rounds, I was able to gather quite a substantial harvest from the garden! The yellow beans are, as could be expected, winding down right now, but there was still quite a lot of them. There were plenty of green beans, too, but it was the purple beans that stole the show! … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: evening harvest
Thankfully, I did not find much critter damage in the garden at all today. Sadly, this Magda squash got chewed on overnight. I had been really looking forward to picking it when it got bigger! After doing the manual watering, then setting up the sprinkler on the corn, I pruned the bottom leaves on the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; a modest morning
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
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