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. Honest.

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 garden.

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,...

Saturday Harvest

We’re in a stretch of warm, sunny weather and you can almost hear the collective sigh of relief. Our Fraser Valley June was forty percent wetter than normal, and colder by at least one degree Celsius. That’s a lot of cloudy, rainy, miserable days. Needless...

Bean Survivors

Of the thirty-two beans that we planted, maybe twelve escaped the marauding cutworms. The good news is that the survivors are doing fine, and just about ready to bloom. I don’t know if we will actually have a representation of all three, but these are from the...

Did I Ever Show You a Shapshot of …

… my peas? I know, I’m like a new parent with baby pictures. However, the pea story is almost at an end. I took these photos before we tied the vines to the fence. They had been doing beautifully, standing up all on their own, but then they took a bad...

Nightshade

When the potato plant is in bloom, you can carefully dig underneath and pull out a few small tubers without doing any harm. There are still lots of tiny ones left to grow on for the main harvest. As this picture shows, our volunteer potato plant did well by me. Potato...