Thursday, June 30, 2016

Bug Crazy

I have had scorpions in my cabin before, but I was in my cabin and happen to look over at the floor and saw this spider just casually walking across. I scooped up a young tarantula spider of about 2.5 inches and set him outside. Where I live you never know what you are going to see...

Tomato Fever

Despite the heat, I am still picking tomatoes from the garden. The plants are still flowering but the heat is stopping them from producing fruit..

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Pulling Cabbage

I have had my first cabbage plants out of the ground. I have never grown cabbage before and this one is looking like a curly leaf type of cabbage..

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Heat is Back

It did not take long after the rains ended for the summer heat to set in. Within two weeks after the May rains, the intense summer heat came quickly with the humidity. For me the humidity was not as bad as that of the coastal areas in the south, but even the dry heat sent heat indexes well over 105. Now I am watering my garden every day to keep it alive, the tomatoes are doing well and still producing in this heat, that I did not have last summer. The garden has done better this year over last. I spend less than an hour outside at sunset and am drenched in sweat when I get inside. It looks like a long hot summer but with more humidity from all the rains back in May. That may end along with the insects if the rains do not return and that looks to be the case for a while...

Digging up Potatoes

It was time to dig up some potatoes from the garden that I had planted a few months ago. They had grown nice plant tops that had bloomed and a couple weeks later were ready to dig up. Sliced them up and fried them with some onions, they had a nice sweet taste.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Garden News

Broccoli and snap beans are finally coming forth. Cabbage should be ready soon also..