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We spent this beautiful Sunday morning out in the garden. It began with an impromptu hornworm spotting that turned into a full on hornworm massacre. I think we killed at least 10. Yuck. They are so big and gross and are able to blend in so easily right in front of your eyes! Once weContinue reading “Sunday Harvest”
Well, it’s been awhile since I updated the blog, and even longer since I mentioned the backgarden. I planted it late, on June 17th. Here’s what it looks like today. Yes, my corn is very short. But is does have ears growing. I’m not sure they’ll have long enough to ripen before the first frostContinue reading “Backgarden Update”
I spent some time in the garden today, squishing the dreaded cabbage worms and pulling some weeds. It felt good to bring all these veggies in to the kitchen though!
I think the best part of gardening is the anticipation – from looking at seeds and deciding the varieties to watching the little sprouts poke out from the earth (or the seed starting pots under the lights). Then a few months later the excitement builds when the first fruit blossoms from the tiny flowers. FromContinue reading “Growing Excitement”
This post is the first in a series that will detail each plant I’m growing with pictures from seedling to vegetable! Think of it as my online notebook of each variety. I decided to post these because I know during the cold snowy winter when I researched “what to grow” I loved looking at picturesContinue reading “Garden Notebook – Small Sugar Pumpkins on a Trellis – Updated 7/22”
Everything is growing like crazy! The sugar pie pumpkins are snaking their way up the trellis, and to the next trellis, and on the ground, and over the flowers… They are unstoppable and I’m going to have to cut them back even if it pains me. My calabrese broccoli finally started to grow a head.Continue reading “Garden Update”
The garden behind the fence is planted. Thank you Dad for letting me borrow the tiller. That made a world of difference! I planted on Friday, June 17th (albeit a bit late): Early Golden Bantam Sweet Corn Kentucky Wonder Pole Beans Spaghetti Squash Connecticut Field Pumpkin Table Queen Squash Charleston Grey Watermelon Early Yellow StraightneckContinue reading “The backgarden is planted and sprouting”