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
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
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
As I write this, in the early afternoon, we have reached 30C/86F, with a humidex of 35C/95F. Our high of the day is expected to reach 35C/95F with the humidex at 40C/104F. Thankfully, this is supposed to be the hottest day for the next while, but it means that we're back at watering the garden … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: back at it
While the girls were doing the evening watering, I headed out to check some of the beds they hadn't got to, yet. I thought I saw something this morning, and I wanted to check. I did see something - and by evening, I saw more somethings! The radishes are starting to sprout already! "Champion"24-30 days … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: new sprouts, and… I must not compare!
Yesterday evening, while doing my rounds and walking around the back of the house, I startled some babies! Butterscotch seems to have moved her kittens from the junk pile to under the garden shed. Her kittens are getting so much bigger and more adventurous, wandering further afield in the yard. I suspect this has something … Continue reading Getting bigger
I found this guy... these guys?... this morning. It was on the same plant as the other mutant squash that I'm leaving to get big. Such an adorable little mutant. 😀 There have not been as many squashes to pick lately, but there has been a surge of male flowers blooming right now - and … Continue reading The New Mutant
While I took my husband to the city for his appointment with the pain clinic, I asked my daughters if they could maybe freeze the sunburst squash for me. They did that. With the squash left over after doing a quick pickle! They did a bit of research and found a quick pickling recipe to … Continue reading A bit of a pickle!