It’s been five days since my last post, and eight days since the onset of a doozy of a chest cold. I’ve spent no more than an hour in the garden any day for the last week, not enough! Three days ago, my zucchini plant looked great with several fresh new leaves, blooms and zucchinis [...]
Check out the latest episode of “Late Bloomer.” I go a little mad growing zucchini! Watch here on in high resolution on YouTube. Thanks for watching! Please share! – Kaye
Kaye gets out of her front yard garden for a little inspiration, and visits beautiful Woodside, California. In this episode, she checks out the Woodside Library California Native Plant Garden and the Woodside Elementary School garden. With guest, teacher Brian Myrtetus. Watch here or higher resolution on YouTube.
Sophia and I planted this Cucurbita pepo Balmoral, or Patty Pan Squash, over Memorial Day weekend. Here’s the first harvested one. The tag says 55-65 days to harvest. I took the first one off today at 51 days. You can see us planting the seedling near the end of Episode 10 of “Late Bloomer.” The plant [...]
Okay, I’m learning. I think it was Anna at oceannah.wordpress.com that said pick early and often to encourage more growth, so I discovered the larger of these two cucumbers today, and the other one I had been watching, and I picked them. I think they are supposed to get quite a bit larger, but I didn’t [...]
I decided to dig up a few more potatoes from the pot I planted March 16, in “Rainy Day in the Garden,” Episode 4 of “Late Bloomer.” The purple ones, though, looked like they had the measles! They were covered in little bumps. Did I leave them in too long? And the skin just peeled [...]
I was so excited to put up a clothesline across my driveway a few months ago. Does this make me a homesteader? It only holds one load, so probably not. I need a couple more lines. Well, what about growing my own vegetables? That’s sweet potatoes growing in that pot. And this was yesterday’s haul, [...]
You never know what you are going to find when you go out and inspect your garden in the morning. You have to be vigilant when growing cauliflower and cabbage, as there’s a ton of critters that enjoy feasting on them. Today, I was met with these on one of my 8 plants. I picked [...]