Sunday, June 20


An updated view of the electrical box - the rhubarb is huge, but I didn't harvest any this year. I think I may hunt around for some red rhubarb - this green stuff isn't as tasty. You can see the day lilies are growing well, they're as tall as the electrical box, and hide the fading foliage from the irises very well. I need to add one more layer of perennials within here, something nice and tall behind the day lilies, to block off the rest of the box.

The front is really starting to look like the cottage garden it is supposed to be. After the daffodils bloom and fade, the daisies and black-eyed Susans take over.

Today's harvest was nearly 8 cups of peas! This is going to be a tasty week.

Monday, June 14

June Updates...

A humid, dreary, tepid Flag Day today. The sky was overcast all day, but Mr. Golden Sun peeked out a few times. This is the third (fourth?) day in a row of incredibly humid weather, but not-quite-raining. I finally gave in yesterday and set the sprinklers on the garden, gave it a good, long, soak (2 inches of water? maybe a bit more) so that I could pull weeds in relative ease today.

She is a grand old flag.

Who better to guard the tomato plants - none other than Crazydog! Yes, folks, she'll guard those tomatoes, but carrots are fair game (payment for the security?).

If you look closely enough, you'll notice the glob of miscellaneous wild animal poo on her neck & collar. Sorry, I didn't notice until about an hour after this photo was taken, when Crazydog promptly became WetAndSoapyDog. Never fails - take a clean dog outside and she'll find animal poo to roll in within the first few minutes.

On a much sweeter smelling note, the peas are very nicely growing, although they are taller than my pea supports and threatening to tip the supports over - I think this is the first time that has ever happened. Going gangbusters, and we'll have great stir-fry vegetables soon.

Called crane technique.

Does it work?
If do right, no can defense.

For some random reason, this photo reminds me of the song "Edelweiss" from the Sound of Music....but they're really my volunteer radish crop gone to seed again... I don't really like radishes, so why I even bother with them is beyond me...soft and white, clean and bright, you look happy to greet me.

Onions go marching two by two hurrah....hurrah. The Onions go marching two by two hurrah....hurrah!

Today's harvest - a small salad in the making for lunch tomorrow - and a weird rock. I'll have to ask a geologist friend of mine what it is - it sort of looks like the rock has a 'rind' with purple inside and a white outside, probably quartz, given the area, but weird nonetheless.