Just look at the beauty that is roots! Continue reading Reseeding At Sunset
It regularly gets to 100F (37.8C) under the shaded porch here, and the high was 106F (41.1C) in the full sun a few days ago. That heat wave ran through over the last week. Even though I moved the entire planter into the shade, I have lost a plant. The count is now 2 live plants. On the bright side, our hot season is winding … Continue reading Lost a plant to heat
I got lucky with the picture at right, these flies are fast and don’t spend much time in one place. This picture should help me identify them. Now you know what I’ll be posting about next time, unless someone beats me to it in the comments (hint, hint)! Continue reading What are these teeny pollinators?
I dare someone to show me an uglier cucumber than this. Tag it #uglyvegchallenge on Instagram! Here’s my challenge(link). Continue reading Ugly Vegetable Challenge! (Cucumbers only please)
Help! I have some sort of red mite on my cucumbers, and I have no experience with them. A search says they could be Southern Spider Mites, but those look huge compared to these. They are the tiny reddish dots all over the leaf in the photo. When you look closely, they appear to be mites, but they don’t look like spiders, meaning they shouldn’t … Continue reading Mites(?) in my plants
Wish me luck! Apparently this is a touchy process, so these could go bad. All that growing and they could end up in the compost! Two ended up going into the compost. I like to taste my cucumbers after I cut the ends off, just to be sure they haven’t gone bad. All it takes is to cut a thin slice from the end. Glad … Continue reading First go at fermentation
Look at these tiny (2-3 inch) oblong cucumbers! I should have put a ruler here for comparison. It’s getting hotter! It was 103F (39.4C) today, but that’s only because the monsoon rains are cooling off the air. On a normal, dry, sunny day it gets up to 110F, (44.3C) or 100F (37.8C) in the shade, easily. I’m in zone 9, and the end of August … Continue reading Tiny and thick cucumbers