I am ALWAYS learning something new, particularly when I make mistakes. I have not been a great cucumber shepherd and whisperer, and it is high time I give this wonderful vegetable it the love and attention it deserves. A Hot Mess That’s what my cucumbers have been, both last year and this year. I always start… Read More Cucumber Reboot
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
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
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!
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…
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