Wednesday, January 19, 2011


It has been a while... But in that time I have watched my garden grow, my chickens grow and gave birth to my own little being and watched him grow as well. On the day my little baby boy was born it rained so hard and heavy that I added a second middle name at the last moment. Rain. The sound of it beating against my window and making the day dark out side soothed me though my labour.
Rain, it has not stopped since then. At first I thought, yay, my garden will be ok though this summer. But then things started to rot! And Mold! My no dig potato's are all soggy, I have not had the heart to dig them up, but I'm pretty shore they didn't make it. I have not been very active at all in the garden of late though. Brest feeding and new baby and constant rain have kept me busy or inside.
Things that are going well: My corn, both types, have ears! Lots of green tomato's. D's sugar pumpkins are going wild with fruit and flowers. The herb terrace is going great! And the french sorrel is green and lush and seeding (it self seeds so I should have lots next season).
Things that are not going so well: The cabbage white butterfly's decimated my 3 cauliflowers. Even though I kept going out there and squashing the egg and then pulling off the horrid green caterpillars. The butternut pumpkins hardly grew. Some flowers, but no fruit as yet. And the cucumbers have been rotting in the wet.
I will be trying to get out there more and write on here more.
Till then, may the sun shine and the plants grow!

1 comment:

Kat said...

I've had problems with cabbage whites and chickens in my garden too, glad I came across your blog and found I'm not the only one.