I hate aphids. I don’t know where they come from. Every time I turn around, they are infesting my Brassicas! Those would be kale, collards, rutabaga… they even show up to nibble on the ends of my grape vines. In 1-2 days, it can ravage their leaves (not the grapes, though). I treat with Sevin dust,… Read More Something Wicked This Way Comes
We finally got to harvesting more potatoes this weekend, and we were not disappointed. We got some really big ones and lots overall! Well, the only disappointment was to find more potato beetles on what is left of the vines. Some had grown past the larval/pupae stage to adult beetle, so I went through and picked them off… Read More More Potatoes and the Fall Crops
As I said in my previous post, I wanted to harvest my potatoes. I have them growing both in containers (1/3 of seed potatoes) and in the ground (2/3 of seed). I decided to start with my containers first, as I wanted to use and incorporate this dirt into the rows I will plant fall… Read More Potatoes!
Since this is my first year growing potatoes, I have been doing a lot of research on how to plant them, cover them, and when to harvest them. That is a big issue on my mind right now – when do I harvest?? In this video, this guy harvests when the potatoes when they start to… Read More Harvesting Potatoes
In the past, I have liked playing war games on the computer like Age of Empires, the kind were you have villagers gather resources and you get to build different types of soldiers to do battle. There are times when I have not prepared my defenses adequately and an acute sense of panic hits – the… Read More Overrun! (with Tomatoes)
I think I have mentioned before my red and poblano pepper plants have no blossoms. I did some research and I think I have arrived at some conclusions. In this article, it mentions a few things that can cause blossoms to fall from pepper plants. One is high heat. We have just gone through a… Read More A Tale of Two Pepper Plots
WELL, my fall plant seeds have started, that is. My broccoli, cabbage, collards and kalettes have all sprouted. Well, there is some lag in some of the soil blocks, but most are growing. I forgot how small and vulnerable they look… a thin thread of green with wee cotyledons, reaching up to the lights. These are… Read More Fall Has Started
It has been a few days since I have gotten out to the garden, so I knew there were some tomatoes that need to be harvested. I also checked the other plants and found quite a few long beans that were ready, and some zucchini as well. It was very exciting, as all this produce… Read More Good Morning, Tomatoes!