Who helps you in your garden?
Author: Jennifer Pool
Winter has Come
Autumn flowed into winter fairly quickly, and the deer ate all my plants! It was a great growing season and I learned a lot through other gardeners and our own experiences. My ginger and turmeric was blighted by slugs but our sweet potato patch was an absolute success. They were very delicious and I am…
The Autumn Bed
So much new growth while harvest still yields tons of vegetables
A Hectic August
August was hectic but thank goodness for a garden.
Activity in the Garden End of July
The last week of July saw a lot of insect and bird activity as the bees enjoyed my tomatillo and cucumber plants early in the morning while the birds attacked the bird feeder and played in our new bird bath during the day. I need to set up something where I can discreetly take pictures…
Morning Walk Through the Garden
This morning I got up, got my water, and took a trip down to my garden with my camera. The birds were chirping and flying around, dew was on the leaves, and morning bugs were enjoying the coolness of the morning on the stems. Here is a photo journey of my morning.
Cucumbers to Pickles!
I finally got some nicely sized cucumbers!! This was after a weekend heat wave so it was about 3 days to grow to these sizes. We cut into the top of one to taste and they weren’t that overly watery version from a grocery store. There was a concentration of cucumber flavor and I can…
Tomatoes are in Season
All of the beds are blooming with summer flowers while the veggie plants are growing very strong! Bed one has tomatoes of all sizes and so we are amassing recipes for when they ripen to red. The jalapeno and serrano are also budding with wonderful vegetables. I’ve noticed various insects visiting such as parasitic wasps…
Can’t Trust Me in a Garden Store
This weekend I made the mistake of going to the garden store for some taller poles for the tomatoes. I ended up with a whole bevy of new flowers to plant! Eric drilled better holes into the new deck beds and we filled them with gravel before adding rich loam and flowers. Now, every time…
Songs, Birds, and Bees!
It’s been a while since I’ve entered any update on my garden but with the holiday, work, and the start of a new school session, I had to re-balance my priorities so that I could go back to the garden. Don’t worry though! It seems everything is thriving and growing in the mix of sunny…