After struggling daily to untangle several plants from their protective netting, I decided to start removing the nets. I figure the netting was mostly to protect seeds but I hope the turkeys don’t move in and start squashing everything. I left the little ornaments in there in case they act as deterrents for smaller birds. I’m sure they will find those eyes scary.
Weeding the carrots is tricky. Every bit of grass seems determined to take a carrot with it. I also think there are some other weeds in here that look like carrots but I’m afraid to pull them out.
Some small victories and one goodbye to celebrate this week. First, the smart zucchini grew by leaps and bounds this week:
Alas, the wild zucchini were discovered by the cows and eaten in three days. I guess we will have to wait for these plants to produce now.
Was not very happy with any of these, but some are okay and I think Dandy had a good time. Continue reading
We have a very mild climate here, and so our growing season is very long. Nevertheless, it is not possible to grow just anything at any time of year. Starting a vegetable garden in July will meet with some failure, but I still expect to have some success.
The zucchini, for example, are coming along but they are nowhere near where they should be at this time of year:
Zucchini shown with inverted 24 oz plastic bottles. The bottles are to hold the netting up off the plants.
Photo gallery of the two mares we picked up in Tucson, out for a romp. Continue reading
I had to take some photos of the Al-Marah grounds on our second trip, since I forgot to get them on the first one. We were there in August of 2014, to pick up two mares. Continue reading