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
I got to give Nosencrantz full body pets this morning! She hadn't even started eating yet when she let me pet her - and she was purring! Then she joined her Grandma Butterscotch for breakfast. 🙂 Do you see that orange over on the far right? That's Rolando Moon. She's still around! It looks like … Continue reading Morning kitties and morning harvest
Well, the forecasts have changed again. Instead of things starting to cool down starting today, we're now supposed to hit 33C/91F with a humidex of 40C/104F this afternoon, and hit 30C/86F over the next couple of days. Thunderstorm warnings are back for tomorrow, but now extending over two days. I really hope we do get … Continue reading Melting and managing, and I GOT TO TOUCH IT!!!
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
Yesterday ended up being even hotter than was forecast. We also didn't get the thunderstorms that were predicted. 😦 I still ended up outside to take care of a few things. One of them was to check on our curing onions, shallots and garlic. They are not cured yet, but they've dried enough that I … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: yesterday and today
I'm glad I "wasted" some time on the computer last night, scrolling through Facebook. I came upon a question in one of the local gardening groups I'm on, asking advice on how to protect their transplants if there is a frost. Frost??? So I checked the forecasts, and instead of the somewhat cooler overnight temperatures … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: protecting the tomatoes
I tried to do another post last night, but simply could not load the WordPress editor, our internet was so crappy. My husband tells me it was working fine when he got up at 2am, which suggested that their system was overloaded, on top of the weather wreaking havoc on our signal. Satellite can only … Continue reading Furry things, pretty things and growing things
No, that is not a typo! While we have extra seeds that we got for this year's garden that we will use next year, yesterday I bought the first seeds specifically for next year's garden. While going through seed sites with my daughters, we spotted these Yellow Pear heritage tomatoes and we all agreed that … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: first seeds
After we got the sunflowers transplanted, the girls and I decided we would transplant the tomatoes today, too. This is the area we prepared for the tomatoes, back in April, so that we can use the chain link fence to support them. You can read what we did to prepare it here. Though we have … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: transplanting tomatoes and onions
Wow. It's coming up on 10pm as I start this, and this is the first time I've had to sit down for most of the day! Today was our monthly shop, so after doing my rounds, my younger daughter and I headed out to the city. We were going to do our usual shop when … Continue reading Our 2021 garden seedling shuffle, monthly shop, and man that’s bright!