Tag: kohlrabi

And now, the pests

I saw my first Japanese Beetles today. The first two died in the throes of ecstasy, and the third, a voyeuristic onlooker, died ignominiously. Death was too good for them, and I showed them far more mercy than their kind deserves. And thus it begins. The original planting spot of the butternut squash seedlings has

Cursed deer

It’s a class 2 misdemeanor to kill a deer that is eating your garden here in Virginia without getting a permit to do some from the Game and Wildlife dept. Luckily I’m on over 5 acres, so I could probably get one. The dern critters ignored the hubs’ donation to the cause and the Deer

Oh, Deer

I usually don’t have any trouble with deer in the yard. I guess the buffet bar I’ve planted has proven to be too much for them this year. Sydney wanted to go to get ice cream last night (“Let’s dress up, mom, because it’s my next to last day of school!”) and so we loaded

Mite-y Rose

I was in the garden yesterday with a friend and got inspired (read: shamed into) to doing some deadheading today on the New Dawn rose. It looks a lot better, but now I realize what was causing the petals to look so damaged — it wasn’t the cold weather as I assumed. It is mites.

Pests and Hope

I went out this morning for my regular Wednesday Miracle-Gro application and took a more careful look at the garden. Apparently the bugs reconnoitered and decided to assault my very best Kohlrabi plants after I put the diatomaceous earth on the other end of the garden: The little buggers forced me to go nuclear, and

Roses in full bloom!

The roses are some kind of gorgeous this week! I got back from a short road trip with my friend, Cara, yesterday, and just could not believe how beautiful the garden was! It was 75 degrees, sunshiney, and all of my roses are now in full bloom. So beautiful! Sadly, I think I scared off

Beans in

I finally received the beans from that guy I found online. The garden was sopping wet near the bean trellis after the rains — standing water like a pond. So I bought some garden soil to build up that area today, and I put the beans I soaked and inoculated in today. I’ve put in

Irises, Roses, and Azaleas — Oh My!

I was away for a week, and when I got home the garden was full of blossoms (and weeds — poison ivy, as it turns out). Nobody weeded for 9 days!!! :( The asparagus was still growing well, but my husband was confused and let a whole bunch grow up like we did the first

Asparagus and Microgreens

Every year I panic waiting for the asparagus to come up. I’m sure that it won’t come up or that I sprayed too late for weeds and killed everything accidentally. This year the weather has stayed cooler and spears came up about 10 days later than usual. But they’re here now. I went out this