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  • Photo-upload-435943?1437569846
    21 Jul 2015
    The heat wave seems to compensate the delay in sowing and transplanting my vegetables, and everything (but the pumpkins) is growing well; zucchini are producing a lot of courgettes and today I’ve seen the first cucumber. 1) the first little ...

    cucumber Fruiting, tomato silvery fir tree Fruiting, tomato stupice Fruiting, cayenna c...

    Clear 31°C / 88°F
  • Photo-upload-435964?1437571992
    22 Jul 2015
    Beefed up the mulch, put out the umbrella (with Italian lights). Folians in Chicago, PM me for party info— you are invited! (August 2)

    Narnia garden and Savory Walk garden

    Mostly Cloudy 23°C / 73°F
  • Photo-upload-435959?1437571902
    22 Jul 2015
    For an urban gardener, the better part of valor is to just put up the damned fencing. That’s right, the rabbits found a way in. The problem is the new next door neighbors. My old neighbor let me into her yard to fix the hardware cloth barrie...

    Beans- Slenderette Harvesting and Beans- Slenderette Treating

    Mostly Cloudy 23°C / 73°F
  • Photo-upload-436072?1437776071
    24 Jul 2015
    Unsettled weather, brief showers, gusty winds, cool. This morning when I went out to check the tomatoes, the hummingbird was feeding on the Crocosmia. For once I had my camera. I stood at the bottom of this arch while the hummingbird posed for a p...

    Overcast 18°C / 64°F
  • Photo-upload-435917?1437455521
    20 Jul 2015
    I LOVE this time of year! You can almost feel the plants waking up. We are on the happy side of Winter Solstice and the hours or daylight are gradually getting longer. I’m being faced with blossoms and bulbs that are coming out a whole mon...

  • 25 Jul 2015
    With the rains over the night and into some parts of the morning, it got the corn seeds awoken. All seeds actually sprouted. I ended up with an extra three seeds in my tray and now seeing that out of the seven plantings only seven show sprouts. Ga...

    Sweet Corn Sprouting and Backyard garden

    Rainy 28°C / 82°F
  • Photo-upload-435966?1437572047
    22 Jul 2015
    Beans and determinate tomatoes

    Beans- Royal Burgundy Setting Fruit and Tomato- Taxi

    Mostly Cloudy 23°C / 73°F
  • Photo-upload-436006?1437626298
    22 Jul 2015
    Yesterday as a result of the thunder storms, there were a lot of new wildfires, not in the immediate vicinity happily, but the air was full of smoke. The rainfall with the storms had raised the level in the rain gauge to just below an inch. Today ...

    Seasonal Container garden , Hemerocallis New Tangerine Twist Blooming, Seasonal Contain...

    Mostly Cloudy 22°C / 72°F
  • Photo-upload-436016?1437664944
    23 Jul 2015
    Seems like we are finally getting out of our rainy pattern. I’ve looked ahead in the forecast and August looks pretty dry. Guess I will be out there watering every few days. My plants are used to getting lots of water now. I took about a...

    Pumpkin Organic fall Blend Flowering, Squash English Custard Harvesting, Lisa's Joliet ...

    Clear 26°C / 79°F