My wife really wants chickens, but I don’t want chicken poop. Although, this arch coop is really, really nice…
We just planted some serviceberry trees in the courtyard! Lots of pictures are sure to follow because this tree is so amazing…beautiful spring flowers, blueberry-like edible fruit, and brilliant red fall color!
Chamomile seedlings! I’ve got enough for my clients plus some to plant all around my daughter’s play area with some lavender to keep her calm!
Broccoli seedlings in the sunny south window! Spring is on the way…
My darling wife surprised me yet again…this time with lots of heirloom organic seeds from an Etsy shop called Cubits.
Winter veggies unfurling undercover! Normally, we would plant our winter garden in late summer instead of mid fall so that the plants have a chance to get established before the days get too short. Low light keeps winter plants from growing very big, even when they are warm enough in a hoop house or cold frame. The nice weather carried on well into the fall, so we left the summer crops in the garden much longer than usual. It has been so sunny and mild lately that maybe these guys will have a chance…grow, veggies, grow!
Lots of yummy recipes for the mountain of pumpkins in my cellar!
I can’t believe the frost has held off in Denver until the last week in October! With snow and a hard freeze in the forecast, we picked the last of the summer vegetables on Saturday. Then, we were mad canners all day Sunday. The squash patch is cleared out, too, and the cellar is heavy with pumpkins and massive hubbard squash. I’m on my way out to winterize the last of my clients’ irrigation systems today, and then it is back home to put the hoop house over the winter garden.
The temperature dropped to near freezing last night, so we rushed out with flashlights to pick all the ripe tomatoes we could see. It got close, but didn’t actually freeze, so we’ll grab the rest of them (and the green ones) today since it will freeze tonight. Endless summer!