Skip to main content

Posts

Featured

I’m now wishing the beans were finished

My fall plantings aren’t doing so well — seeded spinach, beets, and arugula are absent.  Who knows what happened there?  Here’s a photo from earlier in the summer in more robust times, with beans, squash, and tomatoes doing well.

Some of the spinach and lettuce transplants are doing OK, but the so-called Swiss chard is being defoliated and developing a very beet-like looking root.  Curious.But my pole beans and yard-long beans keep persisting.  They look thread-bare, but we had another harvesting of them for dinner tonight, thankfully thinned by peppers and onions.  They’re quite tasty with garlic added, but really, more beans, I’m thinking.In these strange times, I can’t believe that I’m hoping for the end of vegetables from my garden.  Perhaps I’ll resow beets and arugula down below and cilantro and lettuce in my upper beds.  I have no idea why the spinach didn’t germinate.  Perhaps I’ll seed more, now that temperatures have cooled?

Latest Posts

Thankfully, the tomatoes are finished

Hummingbirds passing through

Cleaning up the squash

Ready for fall greens

Fern offspring

Trombocino squash

Revamping Blogger templates

A hummingbird appears

A neighbor’s passion vine

Working on a narrative about Quebec

A wildflower Wednesday pick: Silphium perfoliatum

The skies opened

Favorite recommendations for pollinator-friendly gardens

Delighted to see growing vegetables

Hmm, an "upgraded" theme layout for Blogger

Why aren't the collards bolting?

Thinking about gardening

A profusion of greens

Pale Indian Plaintain and creating naturalistic landscapes

Penstemon smallii

Chamaelirium luteum (Fairywand) and Piedmont rhododendron

Spiderworts along a fence

Piedmont rhododendron

Old stone walls

Thinking about gardens and gardening

Pocket meadows

A garden's promise

Using native plants in your landscape

A pileated woodpecker

A lovely diversion: warm season vegetables

A dual post

Warm season vegetables

A black bear visits again

Flame azalea in flower

A bear wanders by

Thankful for my vegetable garden

Violets