Monday, May 28, 2018
It's been a busy time in the garden - our recent sprint from winter to spring to summer has done away with the gradual progression of growth. Instead, we have had one huge leap from virtually nothing to everything growing like gangbusters.
And the heat! I feel like the witch from Wizard of Oz..."I'm melting!" - although compared to Dave's upper 90's highs (35C+), we are not too bad off, apparently.
On the harvest front, things are still rather slow. I harvested from the asparagus beds for about 3 weeks, harvesting rather selectively (i.e. only the thicker stalks) over the past week. Now I'm going to let the plants do their thing and fern out.
Friday, May 25, 2018
Hmmm...what's new and exciting? Well, we transitioned from winter to summer in 3 weeks for one. We've been getting highs in the upper 20's (80F+) for the past few days, so I'm trying to get into the garden in the mornings and evenings which, unfortunately, is also when the mosquitoes are out. I'm not a fan of mosquito spray, as is evidenced by the lack of an expiry date on the can - THAT'S how old it is, 'cause everything has an expiry date on it these days, doesn't it? The spray has come out a couple of times in the past week though as, in order to keep working into the evening, a little spritz on the arms & neck is a necessary evil. I don't mind wearing pants (and actually prefer that when I'm constantly kneeling on the mulch), but a long sleeve shirt in this heat is a no-go.
I'm a bit behind when it comes to transplanting, but by the end of this weekend I'll be more or less caught up. The cucumber, melons, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant are all hardening off and will be in the ground by Sunday.
|Final stages of hardening off - don't mind the blur....it was a bit windy today|
Monday, May 14, 2018
Hello everyone - I'm back from my Texas Garden Bloggers Fling adventure and, as usual, a wonderful time was had by all.
|10th Anniversary Garden Bloggers Fling in Austin, Texas|
At Diana Kirby's garden - what's a little rain??
|Horrible lighting, I know, but I needed to harvest|
& wanted to get the pre-harvest pic 😊
|First Harvest of the Season|