How's that title for covering the good, the bad, and the ugly?
Ah yes, more computer problems. This time I'm unable to send out any e-mails. Computer guru daughter took a quick look tonight on her way home from work and says it will take more time than she could immediately give as she'll have to go "deep within the bowels" to straighten it out. Pretty sure it has to do with having to switch over to Google as a main server which we did recently. Sigh. It is what it is, and I'm actually taking this latest glitch quite well. (I'm probably just too busy right now to care.) Please know that I'm not ignoring any of you who have been expecting to receive an e-mail from me. I'll be back at it as soon as I can.
Spent a fantastically profitable day in the garden today. The weather was blustery and cool, but the positive is that there are no bugs out yet, and I certainly didn't get over-heated.
No pictures yet, sorry to say, but so far I have all the broccoli in, half of the cauliflower (going to experiment with the other half), three raised beds of onions, snow peas planted with a new overhead trellis which I'm hoping will make picking a lot easier this year, three cherry tomato plants protected by Wall O' Waters, and a raised bed of transplanted salad greens and lettuce I started inside.
Papa Pea helped me put up three sixteen foot long shell pea trellises which I hope to get planted out tomorrow.
I'm tempted to set out my teeny-tiny pepper plants (under a cold frame) tomorrow, too. Did I tell you about the first peppers I started inside? One day the leaves looked a little shriveled and I thought perhaps they weren't getting enough water. So I gave them a good drink. Next day, the leaves started falling off. One by one sad leaf, they just dropped off. I have no idea what made this happen, but I had to start some seeds all over again. Hence, the smaller than usual size of the peppers now.
And, oh yes, we ate the very first harvest of the year of asparagus for our lunch today. A big plate for each of us with butter and salt. Was it good? You bet!
First Frost ~ Sweet Potatoes ~ The Last Dig
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