Monday, September 28, 2015

Harvest Monday - September 28, 2015

After being away for a week, there was a bit of catch-up harvesting to get done.  But the best harvest was also the tiniest one:

First ever raspberry harvest
We ate the first ever berries from the raspberry canes I planted this past spring.  Yum yum!  We harvested a few more over the course of the week, but nothing weighable, so they are not included in the tally.

Friday, September 25, 2015

There's No Place Like Home

We just arrived home from 8 days in Walt Disney World and it was absolutely fabulous.  I hadn’t been there since I was a kid….waaaay back when Magical Kingdom was the only theme park.  That’s right, that far back.

Cinderella Castle at Magical Kingdom

Monday, September 14, 2015

Harvest Monday - September 14, 2015

We went from hot, hot, hot to sweater weather overnight.  This morning it was only 4C/40F, but it’s supposed to heat up again as of tomorrow, so I’m hoping that my warm weather veg keep going for a while longer.

This past week was a bit slow on the harvest front.  The first of the Stocky Red Roaster peppers were harvested and they were delicious!

Stocky Red Roaster & Melrose peppers
together with a couple of Sure Thing zucchini

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Mid-September Update - Hilltop Beds

The hilltop beds are doing very well overall and I'm expecting some good harvests from them in the coming weeks.

The squash plants in the straw bales are starting to look amazing and I must say that I am more than a little surprised.

Straw Bales - Finally coming to life

Friday, September 11, 2015

Mid-September Update - Main Garden Beds

Things are going to be very busy for us in the next couple of weeks, so I thought I would slip in a mid-September update a bit early this time round.  There is still a lot going on in the garden, with some crops finishing and others just starting to size up.  I’m hopeful that I’ll still be getting a harvest of one sort or another until the end of October.

We have been without lettuce for over a month now and I’m really missing it.  My attempt at growing transplants last month was not overly successful and I ended up with only a few seedlings.  They are not that large yet, but I often find that lettuce is a bit slow to start and then, all of a sudden, it goes through a growth spurt.

Transplanted lettuce seedlings

Monday, September 7, 2015

Harvest Monday - September 7, 2015

The only term for the weather of late is sweltering.  Yesterday, the humidex was at 37C/99F and today it’s supposed to get up to 40C/104F…yuck!  I’m about ready for summer to end and am really looking forward to some cool fall breezes.  Still lots to do in the garden, but with temperatures like that, I’m not up for being outside for any length of time.

I did manage to do some harvesting this past week.  The tomatoes have gone from harvest to salvage expedition in the past few days.

Bloody Butcher, Opalka, Aunt Ruby's Yellow Cherry, Brandywine & Yellow Pear