It was a rough night for me, last night. Very little sleep, and the pain levels are just high enough to make any position uncomfortable after only a short time. Thankfully, my husband was well enough this morning to head out do all the food bowls for the cats, and refill the bird feeder, allowing … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: time for a hair cut!
I love how, every day, there seems to be something new or different in the garden! While doing my rounds, one of the first things I do after putting food and water out for the cats (or like today, just water, as my husband was feeling good enough to go outside and do their food), … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: this morning in the garden
Before heading out to do the watering, I went through our remaining seed packets to do a bit of planning. First, there's what's left of things we planted in the spring. To the right, we have the two types of carrots in pelleted seeds. I keep reading that we can still plant carrots this late … Continue reading Our 2021 – and 2022 – garden: seed assessment
Apparently, we got rain last night. I have my doubts. Apparently, we got rain while I would outside, watering the garden, too. That would have been nice, but all we had was hot, muggy, thick air. *sigh* One of the awesome things about gardening is how fast things can grow. We've got a whole bunch … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: how it looked this morning
It occurred to me that, while I've been posting lots of pictures of our garden, some areas get focused on more than others. As we are now in July, I figured it would be a good time to do a "tour" of all the garden, and review how things are doing so far. This is … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: a tour
With the heat we've been having, and a heat wave hitting us starting today, it's been hard on a lot of the garden. Not everything, though. The squash and gourds are just loving it! As long as we can keep up with the watering, of course. It was while watering the summer squash last night … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: first fruits!
Woo hoo!!! Our first peas have started to bloom! While doing the evening watering, I found two pea plants with flowers on them. Both among the green peas. Nothing on the purple peas, even though they were planted earlier. Most of the green peas aren't even tall enough to start climbing the trellis! 🙂 The … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first pea blossoms!
My daughter had noticed that some of the garlic scapes looked ready to harvest, so when I did my rounds this morning, I came prepared to grab them! Our very first garlic scapes! We've never had scapes before, and are really looking forward to trying them. Only 4 were ready to harvest this morning, but … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first scapes
It was a hot and windy day today, and my younger daughter and I ended up making a quick run into town, but we did get some decent progress in the garden. My older daughter braved the hottest part of the day and added more soil to the 15 summer squash mounds. I waited until … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: today’s progress
Today, I built what should be the last garden bed for the year. This one is for the climbers. Here is what the space looked like when I started. The original plan was to use the remaining chimney blocks, like the one in the photo, as planters along the chain link fence, but they remain … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: one last bed, and transplants