I mentioned yesterday that the beans and yellow pear tomato came out of the side yard. I was so excited to see a long squiggly worm come out of the ground along with the tomato roots. I've never seen worms around here, so this was exciting. I only hope I find a lot more when I till up the beds in the corner yard and other corner yard.
After all the debris was gone, I stuck in some onion plants and watered them in. They've lasted in this one place for 24 hours, which is good for around here now that the monstrous, mythological, veggie eating, abomination has laid claim to the garden. Of course, now that I say this, the plants won't last much longer, but I'm hopeful.
I can't keep up with the acorns falling in the corner yard. I'm thinking I'll have to get out my little rake and rake them all to one part of the bed and then scoop them out. The oak, my nemesis, is dropping buckets of acorns a day. There's one branch that's just about overhanging the house. I'm hoping that this winter we'll shave off that branch. Yes, it may give me 30 min. of more sun and maybe only a half a bucket of acorns next year, but since our recent bout with black ants (did I ever tell you about it?), I've heard that we need to remove all overhanging branches. I'm telling you, three years ago when we bought this house, that tree was far from us. Those branches have grown incredibly large, incredibly fast. I don't know why, but I always thought oaks were slow growers.
For Daphne's harvest Monday, no pictures to report, but I have pulled 7 tomatoes and a handful of banana peppers this past week. There's not enough tomatoes to can, so it looks like tomatoes will be going in everything for the next week!
The morning comes early. Sweet gardening dreams.
January 27, 2015 - Family update
2 years ago