From The Garden: A few odds and ends from 2016
January 4, 2017 2 Comments
Last June I planted a container veggie garden at the side of the house. It was the first time I’d attempted something like this, and it might be my last. The summer was so hot, and between work and school, I couldn’t keep up with watering. We got tomatoes late and those had black bottoms. The cucumbers did well on a trellis and two of the three herbs I bought did well too. I lost my dill. Apparently bunnies like it too.
I pulled the rest of the veggies in early September and forgot about the ones in the flower boxes, that is, until I went to store them for the winter. The carrots really took off. They must need a longer growing season and the warm fall was perfect.
My Christmas Cactus did well this year. I’ve seen some that are so huge, but I’ve never been able to grow them large. Either they end up with root rot, or I forget to water them all together.
We planted all sorts of spring bulbs this year. Mostly tulips, but some daffodils and others. The front garden looked like a mine field, but I can’t wait to see if they all come up. We planted a bunch of special tulips for Canada’s 150 anniversary and she said she bought a lot of just red and white ones too.
Here’s a link to what the special ones look like.
And lastly, a squirrel and bunny in the back yard nibbling on greens. There were two bunnies, but by the time I got my phone the other was gone. This was taken in November when it was still really warm. We don’t rake the leaves up just so the critters can have places to bury their food. I’d rather mulch them up anyway. Good for the grass.