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!!!
There always seems to be something new to find when I do my rounds! Some are good, some are not so good, and some are... kind of in between. 😀 Finding holes in the ground from skunks digging for grubs is not unusual. This morning, however, it was VERY unusual! I found probably a hundred … Continue reading This morning’s finds
Yesterday, I posted about a concern I was finding with our Red Kuri/Little Gem winter squash. I also shared photos in some gardening groups I'm on, and of course, did some searches. I greatly appreciated the feedback that I got from all over. Some had suggested it was a pollination problem, but that seemed to … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: winter squash follow up
Just yesterday, I posted about how big our Little Gem winter squash seemed to be doing. But only parts of it are doing well. Does anyone experienced with winter squash know what's going on here? The newest growth is looking healthy and vigorous, but near the ground, the leaves and stems are looking yellow, and … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: winter squash help needed!
I tried to head out earlier to do my rounds this morning, as I wanted to make sure all the garden beds got a deep watering, and that the fall plantings got their shade covers. Last night, we never got cooler than 19C/66F, and it was already above 20C/68F by the time I got outside. … Continue reading What I found this morning
Oh, my goodness, what a difference a single day of good rain makes! No amount of watering with the hose can compete. While we have been able to pick a Spoon tomato or two, every few days (there were three ripe ones yesterday, that my brother and his wife to go try. 🙂 ), the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning harvest
Today is supposed to exceed 30C/86F, so I wanted to make sure the garden got an deep watering this morning. When I had removed the shade cloth from the three beds with fall harvest crops planted, the seedlings seemed to be doing pretty good. When I returned to cover them this morning, I saw this … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: new finds!
You know, I think we actually got a bit of rain last night! I didn't have to water the garden beds this morning. To start, I found something really, really exciting this morning. Our first ripe tomato!!!! There it is, hiding under some leaves. 🙂 Our very first Spoon tomato! From the photos on the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden, and FIRST ONE!!!!
As we were reaching the hottest part of the day, I had concerns about the garden. Specifically, at the squash tunnel. The summer squash are well mulched and can stay cooler and moister longer, but the melons, winter squash and gourds are not as well set up, and they need more water than most other … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: another attempt, and we have Pixies!
Now that we have Halona melons developing, it is so much more fun to check the garden in the mornings! Check this out. These melons are visibly bigger than they were when I looked at them yesterday evening. I checked them again this evening, and they are again, noticeably bigger! Not only that, but we … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden