With a few dry days behind us, and a few dry days ahead… along with the phenomenal weather we were expecting this weekend… Saturday was an outside work day. On the docket: touching up the fence and painting the garden boxes.
Apparently, the zucchini had been hit by some bugs, and weren’t really growing all that much. So she had been mostly ignoring them. But apparently not all the zucchini were impacted, as this guy just kept on gathering strength.
The interesting thing to note is that ground cherries tend to fall to the ground when they’re ripe. Hence, the name.
href=”https://avoision.com/2016/05/30/garden-box-construction-part-12-plus-a-full-day-working-the-backyard.php”>we built them, these things have really held their own.
Looking at the week, there was a lot of rain in the forecast (at least, there was when we looked on Sunday night). The best day to get the remaining plants in the ground looked to be today, after work. So Liz and I got our grubby clothes on after work, and tried to get as much as we could with the last of the day’s light.
Liz, nearly hidden by how well her garden box is doing this year.
You know what’s crazy? I took this photo yesterday, on March 25th. Exactly a year ago from yesterday, we picked up the lumber for our garden box project.
A few days ago, the caterpillar we found began its chrysalis stage. He’s still clinging to the side, and seems to be doing well.
Yesterday, Liz also discovered that she had missed a zucchini that was in the first garden box.
While Liz was away in Paris, it was my job to tend to the garden boxes out back. In addition to making sure everyone had enough water, I also was to check on the spaghetti squash, the zucchini, the yellow squash, the beans, and to use as much of the lettuce as I could.
What’s crazy is that for the last four or five days, we’ve been able to feed the rabbits 100% with things from the garden boxes (and from a few herbs planted along the fence). They’re getting a bit less that they used to get, but the quality is definitely much higher.
Gently removing the squash and sling. Liz mentioned that you wanted to leave part of the stem on, as the squash would continue to draw nutrients from it, even after being taken off the vine.