Squash on a Trellis

This is a first for us. It’s fun to see spaghetti squash hanging two feet off the ground. Our trellis has six well-formed squashes on it so far. Jim assures me that nothing will take down this trellis. It’s made from metal electrical conduit piping...

Well Done, Walla Walla

The Walla Walla onions have given us no trouble whatsoever. They’ve done exactly what they’re supposed to every step of the way, required almost no attention, and attracted no pests. All thirty-two of them have survived. I call that a great success story....

Spaghetti Squash Squash

The hot side of the garden has taken off  with a vengeance. What a jungle! The squash vines are much more lush than what we grew last year. It must be from all the soil preparation we did in the fall. Here is the first spaghetti squash. I thought it was worthy of a...

First Bean Harvest

On Monday we stopped at the garden on the way home from Kelowna. I knew there would be zucchini to pick. We also found the first of the bean harvest waiting for us. And yes, we did get all three colours. This pile of beans was enough for three meals and I picked the...

Ahem

We were only gone for five days. And there is only one green zucchini plant....

Which Way’s South?

Somehow I expected Cylindra beets to grow, well … down. Ours are growing across. At least this one got it sorted out finally. First the peas were shading them. Now a gnawing creature has found them. The future does not look too promising for these poor beets.  ...

First Zucchini

We’ve picked three small zucchinis. Last night we had zucchini, carrots and onions sauteed together, all from our...

A Passel of Peas

We picked our first sugar snap peas about a week and a half ago. We had enough for two stir fries. Then last Thursday we picked some with our granddaughters and had enough for a picnic plus a bagful for them to take home, as well as a small bagful for us. This week,...