Sunday, May 23, 2010

The clouds roll in...and stay!

Weather is uncooperative this week... AGAIN! The days have been wet, either from it being cloudy and not drying from the night before rain, or there are random storms through out the day. Its the plight of the south. Just because you see sun in the morning doesn't mean you shouldn't have an umbrella by your side for the day. I blame it on the humidity, which is the number one thing I hate about the south. I can tell how bad the day is going to be when I try to brush my hair in the morning and it becomes pure frizz.

Though I can't complain mother nature is taking care of watering the garden for me. Saving me on my water bills until we can hook up a pump to the pond to water with. The plants are looking fabulous and green, even our tomatoes have taken off! Some were languishing until the rains started last week. They needed a good healthy does of water from the sky, my tap wasn't cutting it. However, this rain is not good for my onions and garlic. They needed at least 2 weeks of dry for I could harvest them and cure them for storage. My elephant garlic is turning yellow/brown now, almost 50% of the plant. That means I should leave them unwatered for harvest from now on, and my onions were starting to flop over for harvest too... no they have perked up... and I'm afraid they will flower. Flowering onions are NOT good for storage. I would have to eat them all fresh within 2-3 weeks or they are no good. That's not worth my time since all these were planted in October with the hope I could store them for 6 months until my next fall planting.

I am planning on my next article to share with everyone here while this is going on, so just wait to see the information I will fill you with by the end of the week. I think you'll find it useful... maybe even bookmarkable! :)

Until then... PICTURES!
Painted turtle I found crossing our front yard:

Don't be fooled, she was a HUGE turtle!

Here's a little bossy hummingbird we have visiting right now. We have a feeder off the fence and the little ruby throat tries to attack all the other hummingbirds that come by for a drink. He doesn't even care when I'm out there. He holds his ground. We're sure there is a nest close by.

1 comment:

  1. I ♥ hummers... they come and take breaks on our tomato baskets too :)