Thursday, July 2, 2015

One by one

Short post cause I'm using my cell phone...

The 5th one I've picked so far

Also, the butternut finally got

The spaghetti squash is growing so fast! 

 And lastly I have a few pumpkins on the vine. I see that many fail, not sure why but it's happened every time. No worries though!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Spheres and Swirls

Things are so great in the garden.  At the moment everything is growing really well and at lightning speed, and no gophers!  Happy day.  

My first plum.  While we have wild plum trees in our yard, I like normal sized ones better.  This is the first!

I saved some seeds and forgot to label the bag.  I would guess pumpkin but it might be some sort of squash like I like to roast. I'll just have to wait a bit longer to be sure.

I have never had so many flowers on a tomato plant before!

Pumpkins.  A few fail which I suppose is the nature of things but there are 4 at least on each plant at the moment so I hope I at least get a few for Halloween this year.

Interesting leaves on the "Fairytale" pumpkin plant.

Spaghetti squash is growing all over the damn place.

I have picked a few already but I usually don't get tomatoes until July/August, maybe because of my laziness, but still! .  I am stoked that they are here already.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Back to Normal

I am up and running again!  I got a light tent so I can take photos of my produce and we re-did everything as you could see in the previous post about a month ago.  What a difference a month makes. Here is what it's looking like now!

Big Max and Fairytale pumpkins

Yellow Zucchini

 Another Big Max and Artichoke

The first tomato to change color.

 Snap Dragons.

 One of a few pumpkins to get growing!

 Spider webs and limes.

Dino Kale

Thursday, May 14, 2015

All set

So my posts have been short because I'm using my cell phone but I plan to get back to using the computer and my camera as soon as stuff gets interesting,
Hopefully in a good way. 

Anyway, the garden is done except for a a pile more of mulch that I need. I've got lots of stuff growing and hopefully I will have more success this time around!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Moving fast

My greenhouse is doing such wonders! Unfortunately the bok choy is done and they didn't even get in the ground. They were baby bok choy so it is all good, I'm chopping them off today and making room for more starts that need to be upgraded. I don't have enough plastic pots! I waited a bit longer than I should since they are now flowering but not a worry, I'm still going to eat them.

This weekend is the planting weekend, I hope! The tomatoes are getting too tall in the greenhouse and I'm just running out of room really!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Step one

So the fence project is done. Next is to make the beds, make more and make the existing ones work better. Speaking or fences...

I also had to fence in my fruit trees from those damn deer. It will make the garden ugly for a few years but there's nothing else I can do!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Let's try again

Well here I am after a long break. I got
Discouraged by pests and moving the previous year. Gardening is lovely but not a walk in the park. This year we are rebuilding everything and I am also tackling the backyard. Today however, I am upgrading my atarts. We built a greenhouse and things are doing so much better than they were inside the house. Thank god for a roof deck! 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Happening

Good news and bad news

Good news is that Iv'e got a lot of butternut squash coming and pumpkins, bad news is that the first few always seem to rot.  I don't really think it's anything out of the ordinary but it's still a bummer.  Some are pushing through though which is great.  Soup anyone?
Yellow zucchini's are so much tastier than the green ones.

There is no more path.  The problem of a crowded garden.


Good news is that I have a lot of tomatoes, bad news is that a lot of the plants are turning brown.  The stalks, not only the leaves.  I read up about it and it seems like I have either watered too much or that there is something in the soil.  I know that I was watering more than I used to but the plants always looked so wilt-y that I thought they needed more water.  I do remember the plants looking like this in October when they were done making fruit and just dying, so it's sad to see that happening to quite a few already.  I hope I still get some damn tomatoes!  

They are getting so damn tall.


Egg Yolk Tomato

I also have not had too much success with strawberries and I think this is because the soil just doesn't keep moisture.  They always seem so dried out :(   This is why I kind of believe the reason for the tomatoes dying is because I was overwatering them. CHANGE IS SO DAMN HARD.  I need my homemade compost back.  Hopefully that will come next year.

Blurry, sorry.  Don't feel like going back out there to take another photo.