Well, so much for trying to support the sunflower in the old kitchen garden. We had high winds again this morning, and the last of the three flower stalks on the remaining sunflower in the old kitchen garden finally broke. It was actually still upright when I came out this morning, but by the time … Continue reading Morning harvest, and another one down
Awww... I found a snoozy bee this morning! The Re-Farmer
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!
Today is likely to be the last hot day of the year. As I write this, we are currently at 26C/79F, with the humidex at 30C/86F. We are expected to reach 28C/83F with the humidex making it feel like 31C/88F. We are supposed to get a couple more days in the mid to low 20's … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: still growing!
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!
What a lovely morning to finish up my rounds in the garden! There are quite a few Mongolian Giant sunflowers opening their seed heads. Hopefully, we will see the Hopi Black Dye rows in this area opening soon. They are so cheerful! 🙂 I'm just so happy with how the Red Kuri squash are doing! … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden, and thinking ahead
This is so very late in the season, but it finally happened. Our first Hopi Black Dye sunflower seed head is opening! When the seeds we'd started indoors neglected to germinate until after we'd already direct seeded outside, there was just one for a while. That one got transplanted into the old kitchen garden, and … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first bloom!
While checking on the sunflowers this morning, I found one of the Mongolian Giant seed heads finally starting to open. I had actually expected this one to open up first. Look how dark the middle is! Hard to believe this is the same type of sunflower as this... They look completely different! One of the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden
Today has turned out to be - so far - not as hot as predicted. On the down side, the smoke came back with a vengeance this morning. It has gotten better since then, thankfully. While heading out to move the sprinkler, yesterday, I spotted Butterscotch and her brood. I'm not sure if this is … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: onions harvested, first melons, and more carnage
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