Our Garden – May 29 2019 – Pollinating Squash And Other Updates

Welcome to my weekly update here in the garden blog. As of this morning my first female squash flower opened so I used a Qtip to manually pollinate the flower to ensure pollination and production. I also have new seedlings emerging, new transplants in failed spots, and more growth throughout. Let me show you around! … Continue reading Our Garden – May 29 2019 – Pollinating Squash And Other Updates

Harvesting Potatoes, Finding “Volunteer Veggies”, Thinning, and Transplanting (5.13.19)

It's May 13, 2019 in Zone 8b and I decided my potato vine was dead enough for me to check and see what's under the soil. The think about root vegetables, especially potatoes, is that you never know what's beneath the soil. Side note: it's good to have a daily time to walk the garden … Continue reading Harvesting Potatoes, Finding “Volunteer Veggies”, Thinning, and Transplanting (5.13.19)

Using a Blacklight to Find “Hard to Spot” Pests in the Garden

Previously in this blog, and across social media, I shared terrifying photos. Hornworm poop Hornworm EggsWhile their presence seems to be dwindling, I still see some signs that they are around like bare stems here and there. So after some other gardeners shared with me how much easier it is to spot hornworms at night … Continue reading Using a Blacklight to Find “Hard to Spot” Pests in the Garden