Potatoes and zucchini
When I go out into the back garden after work, it’s a good time to let Lexi roam back there for a bit. We’re concerned that she’ll discover and widen a rabbit gap, and make her great escape. So she doesn’t get unmonitored play time in the back yard. I suppose I should do something about that one of these days. Not today, but maybe in the fall. Meantime, the garden is becoming productive. Frankly, those potatoes look yummy. Red potatoes have always been more visually appealing, but fresh out of the ground is a world of difference compared to the dirty brown/reddish color of the store-bought ones. Count me as super-pleased on this experiment.
Today: the second day of June weather. Previously, we’d been “enjoying” late July weather, with overnight lows in the mid-80’s. For this week, we’re barely breaking into those temps for highs! And better yet, this is supposed to last for the week. If only we’d get a couple of good soaking rains.
Tonight: Relational Algebra and Relational Calculus: I sure know how to party, eh?
The garden, 12 June 2011
Yeah, yeah, the lawn is brown and grotty – that’s what comes of 3+ weeks of no rain. I’ve done about everything I can do to bring the rain: Today I watered in front for about 5 hours, and I washed my car. In a little bit I’ll be barbequeing, which might just tip the scales in our favor.
The garden, though, is loving the hot sunny weather. The fastest-growing tomatoes are about walnut size now, and I’ve got some 6″ zucchini on those vines. The onions are doing well, and some of the peppers are starting to become fecund, as well. I think we’re going to have a bumper crop out of the garden this year. But only time will tell. Back later.
First harvest - red potatoes
Yep, first out of the garden, just a few weeks after going into the ground, I’ve got fresh red new potatoes. These were literally hanging out at the surface of the soil – I spotted them when doing a bit of supplementary watering. And joy of joys, it appears we might get a small smattering of rain tonight – I hear the thunder bearing down on us. The radar confirms that rain is nearly here … but often it seems to split north and south, and miss us altogether. We haven’t had any rain to speak of in perhaps three weeks. All the lawns are brown. Anyway, I’m pleased about the potatoes. Now, back to Oracle database work for school.
It makes me happy to find the first tomatoes set in the garden. The basil is going like gangbusters, too. Just thought I’d share that snap. Back later.
Yeah, I’ve always wanted to have my own little bit of Slash* over here.
If you’re looking for the older stuff, you can start over there, on the Site Map. Search on the main site is currently broken, and that’s on my to-do list.
So, WordPress reappears on the OrbDesigns site. I’m going to be moving Marcia over to WP soon, and figured I’d better be using it first. Hmmm … what about pictures?
2011 Garden, May 30
- Hey, pictures are easy, too! That’ll be handy. Now, back to work.