Winter has been a bit underwhelming this year in our region. All the things my family loves about this season have been sorely lacking. Namely, snow. The kids actually resorted to trying to sled on sleet a few weeks back. Instead of lots of fun, fluffy white stuff (remember, we homeschool and hubberman works from… Continue reading It’s about that time…
The grow camp and deck garden are starting to send the message that the growing season is coming to a close. After an impressive second wind, the bush beans are spent. I don't think I'll be getting much more from them. The tomatoes have also slowed down to a crawl, with only cherry tomatoes still… Continue reading Winding Down?
This past Tuesday, I raked in my best harvest yet - a basketful of pretty purples and greens! The bush beans had dwindled over the past few weeks, but it seems they have gotten a second wind! This is the most I have been able to harvest in one day. The jalapenos are going to… Continue reading Purples and Greens
Remember the squash that were suffering from blossom end rot in the Grow Camp? Well, I ended up pulling out the squash a few weeks ago. It pained me to do it, but it had to be done. They were taking up way to much space to just sit and rot on the vine. Here… Continue reading So Long, Squashies
As I was watering my Grow Camp this morning, I noticed some trouble brewing in Squashville. If I'm not mistaken, this is blossom end rot. It's quite a bummer, because these squash were looking really good so far. I have a feeling this has to do with soil depletion (specifically calcium) where I planted them.… Continue reading Trouble in Paradise