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Garden update: Tomaters

Garden update: Tomaters

This week, the harvest switched to less beans and snow peas to many cherry tomatoes. We have three kinds of tomatoes in the garden — yellow cherry tomatoes, Roma tomatoes and big ones whose name escapes me at the moment. Roma tomatoes Roma tomatoes start out a little misshapen but eventually transform to the normal … Continue reading Garden update: Tomaters

Garden update: Tomaters

Garden update: Tomaters

This week, the harvest switched to less beans and snow peas to many cherry tomatoes. We have three kinds of tomatoes in the garden — yellow cherry tomatoes, Roma tomatoes and big ones whose name escapes me at the moment. Roma tomatoes Roma tomatoes start out a little misshapen but eventually transform to the normal … Continue reading Garden update: Tomaters

Garden update: The volunteers

Garden update: The volunteers

Whenever a fruit or vegetable is thrown into a garden, compost pile, etc., and its seeds start to sprout on their own, they are considered volunteers. Most of our garden’s squash, pumpkin, decorative gourds and watermelons are volunteers. We also have other volunteers — squirrels. Cucumber and squash plants sprouting from spots where squirrels hid … Continue reading Garden update: The volunteers

Garden update: Thinning the herd

Garden update: Thinning the herd

Today, I noticed some white powdery spots on my squash/pumpkin/gourd plants, while finding a bud on one of the plants. Not sure what they are since they sprouted after I threw the fall decorations in the garden to decompose. After sending a panicked message to my gardening Facebook group, I learned that the white stuff … Continue reading Garden update: Thinning the herd

Grieving: The real last day of school

Grieving: The real last day of school

Note: As the stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic continues, I'm attempting to put my feelings down somewhere. This isn't usually what I would put in this blog, but it's important to chronicle how it changes my parenting and fitness journey. The last day of the academic year for my kids is supposed to … Continue reading Grieving: The real last day of school