Archive for August, 2019

Garden, melons, etc, update

Posted August 30, 2019 By Ruth

I have finally picked enough tomatoes to fill a gallon ziplock bag.  Normally by this time I’ve got several bags full.

Those giant cucumbers are very very good when picked young.

An interesting note: the plants sharing a tire with a sunflower are less happy than the rest of the garden.  There are other plants in the garden equally unhappy, but everything sharing a tire with a sunflower is very unhappy.  Including the one tire of jalapenos, even though the rest of the jalapenos are fine.  I guess that my idea to spread the sunflowers around the garden instead of dedicating a tire or two was a bad one.

Something, I suspect a bunny, keeps trying to chew on plants, and then deciding they taste bad and leaving the cut off stalks to lay there.  Its very annoying.

Melon run down:

Boule d’Or: plant is pretty happy, but I  haven’t seen any actual melons form

Petit Gris: baby melons

Rich Sweetness: trying hard to hold on, at least one baby melon

Bateekh Samara: dead and no melons

Royal Gold Watermelon: plant isn’t happy, but its in a tire with a sunflower, its trying hard though

Golden Jenny: dead, bunny repellent failure (or maybe I forgot to treat it)

Noir d’Comes: had two melons!  Something ate them.  Plant very happy

Green Nutmeg: has a baby melon, plant reasonably happy

Kaho Watermelon:  Cross your fingers!

 

I have to add, many many houses where I normally see noticable gardens didn’t bother this year, or gave up early.  Its been a bad year for gardening.

Garden and general update

Posted August 5, 2019 By Ruth

Cross your fingers, but the Noir d’Comes melon has two baby melons on it, and at least two of the other melons have what appears to be fertilized female flowers…..now if only fall will hold off long enough I might get melons after all!

The biggest of the sunflowers is blooming.

Not as giant as hoped, but I’ll take what I can get.

The pool has gone from this:

to this:

Once the whole thing is gone we’ll fill the remaining hole with gravel, and put my to-be-greenhouse on it.

In completely unrelated news my new spinning wheel has arrived!

And I’m having to remind myself to finish chores before sitting down to play!

a request

Posted August 3, 2019 By Ruth

Update: ok, its clearly a blog problem.  Using a troubleshooting/health checker plugin I narrowed it down to something specific about the theme I’m using.  So now to decide if I want to try to fix the theme, or use a different one.  Yay.

 

Over on the left side bar is a search option.  Can a few people try that search function and let me know if it works for them?  Something simple, like searching for “garden” ought to do it.  Its not working for me (I get an error message), and I’m trying to figure out if its my computer or the blog.