Although, I comment on my back garden being a sun trap and loving it; it can sometimes be a problem for plants that like shade or cooler temperatures. I also have a small section of my yard that is almost constant shade due to brick wall and the shed but I aim to take advantage … Continue reading Vegetables for shade
It’s middle of the summer and some people will be over run with cucumbers – I am a little late planting things out as we were only able to start sowing in June – I purchased one cucumber seedling (and sowed some seeds) so I don’t have a glut just yet. The title may be … Continue reading Recipes for Gluts: (Real!) Pickles
Next week they are predicting winter is finally here with snow expected and talk of a Beast from the East soon arriving. The overnight temperature finally dropped in my back garden to 1.5 degrees – I added another thermometer because I thought the first might be broken. Weatherpeople were predicting below zero temperatures but the … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Is it winter?
I often have topics I want to post about but for whatever reason don’t have time to take the photos and arrange it properly. I often have topics I would like to write about but dismiss them because they are not ones that enable a lot of photos. In the olden days, people blogged without … Continue reading Texty Tuesday: Sweet Potato
As autumn (or fall) closes in on us (I am still in denial) the thing that always signals the end of the summer to me is giving up on the last of the tomatoes ripening. I cut down the tomatoes vines and collect the final tomatoes, which are usually green. This year it was a … Continue reading Recipes for Gluts: Tomato Chutney
A quick six on Saturday in between cooking pancakes for breakfast. This week I decided to move on with my life and harvest the end of the tomatoes rather than wait for the last of the green ones to ripen. We have a few warm days left but I find if they ripen so slowly … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Harvest time
Although this heat wave seems never-ending and the damage to leaves and plants from the harsh sun may look like you need to water more – check to see if the damage is not something lurking underside of the leaves. I have a couple of plants I thought were lacking water but since I thought … Continue reading Spider mites