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…

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…

Tendrils of Life

This week has been a bit crazy for us. It was my last week of class, I got a head cold that kept me out of my garden, and the thunderstorms have been constantly coming through driving all of us nuts. Luckily, my cucumber plant seems to like it and has started to wrap its…

Birbs, Bees, and Anniversaries

Although we didn’t get to much planting this week, there were some significant highlights and pictures I wanted to share. First of all, during an evening stroll through the garden, Eric and I saw a bird fly out from under our deck. We knew there were a few nests built so we went to inspect…