Seven years ago today, I wrote my first blog post: My Goals for Cold Climate Gardening
Today is a gorgeous autumn day. Yes, autumn.
3 inches of rain in last 24hrs. Bet the late blight loved that. Humid & hot today-does it like heat? Update The same day I wrote this, another 1.3 inches of rain fell late in the afternoon. That makes 4.3 inches in 48 hours. We often don't get that much in a whole month, especially [...]
Just deadheaded for 15 min. Long overdue & makes me feel better, even though it's the tip of the iceberg
I just spent an hour snipping bindweed vines off the chicken yard fence. I think my sweet peas will be getting more sun now.
Digging colchicums. They are entering their dormant period, best time to move, make bigger patch, etc.
Low of 44F this morning. Yes, this is July. No, not Siberia, or Alaska. Tomatoes prefer 55F-75F at night. Peppers will not set fruit if temperatures drop into the low 40sF. And eggplants? Pollen production is curtailed when temps fall below 55F. But we can eat peas in July!
Planted 6 Henna coleus and the last 2 Mint Mocha coleus and Midnight Lace vine. All annuals finally in the ground. Weeding next.
My daughter just went out to her garden and found all her basil seedlings snipped off and left. Not eaten and not even wilted yet.
In the past 4 days have gotten almost 3in rain. Now it's supposed to warm up. I see weeds in my future. Weeds and blooms.