Rain and Wind With the heat, I have appreciated the evening rains. The wind and ferocity of the rain, I do not appreciate! Saturday morning I awoke to the corn knocked down, and some stalks had knocked down my poblano pepper plants. I am not sure why my corn is not stable. Is this normal? It has… Read More Rain and Wind, Harvest, Weeding, Preserving!
Squash Yesterday I posted on squash blossoms falling off the plants. This morning I inspected my winter squash (spaghetti in particular) to see if I could spot the boys and the girls. And as I searched around, I actually found more fruit growing that I had thought. … Read More Today’s Gardening Thoughts
I have been very concerned about this. It seems like every time I walk by my squash, whether summer or winter, the blossoms that were there have fallen off. What am I doing wrong? What did I do wrong? Are there pests? Am I watering enough or too much? Keeping a journal has been a… Read More Squash Blossoms Falling Off the Vine
Ripping Out the Peas The pea vines have yield their bounty and it is time to rip them out… along with the weeds that have hijacked my soil. We were able to dehydrate 2 full quarts of peas, so that is probably 4 quarts or more re-hydrated. We also ate some fresh, and ate snap peas… Read More Weekend Work
I strolling past this little patch of husk cherries and noticed a few bunch of this dried “lanterns” lying around the vines. When I started to really look around, I found a whole handful (literally). I decided to grow these from seed just to see what would happen. The seeds were only $2.95. I have never had a… Read More Husk Cherries
Grapes Yesterday morning I finished installing the lines for my grapes. I used 9 gauge wire, and then used nylon twine to guide the grape vines up to it. I am very happy to have this completed, as I need to get serious about training them. And serious about learning how. From what I have seen and… Read More Training My Grapes and Berries
A Trellis for the Grapes About a week ago it felt like March, and now it feels like August! If I had my garden in its final complete state (if I ever get that point), I would have maybe watered a bit and relaxed. Since it is not in its complete state, I worked. Saturday… Read More It as HOT, but I Still Gardened…
A Good Problem to Have, I Guess – I love to stroll through my tomatoes. I look at the developing fruit, pluck of suckers, give the tops a twist around the trellis line if they need it. I even don’t mind weeding there. But I have a growing concern that some are getting too tall,… Read More Very Tall Tomato Vines
Whew, where to begin… Ah, yes! Peas and Quiet Saturday began with an early morning harvesting more peas. Nice and cool with birds chirping and frisky squirrels chasing each other high up in the hardwoods. Earlier in the spring, when the peas started to come in and flower, they were so tall and the blossoms… Read More Busy Weekend!
Dahlias This year I wanted to grow more flowers. We have some nice pink dahlias I planted 2-3 years ago that do really well to the left. My wife and kids really like this flower, so when I saw a package of 15 bulbs at Costco for ~$15, I jumped on two of them. Here… Read More Flowers This Year
Harvest This Morning The last few days have been very very cool. The high yesterday was 66 deg, and yes, it is June! This morning I spent some time harvesting from one of my rows of peas (third so far this season), then found two Marketmore and one Suyo cucumbers, pulled the last of the… Read More A Cool Morning in the Garden