So my grandkids love watermelons. And of course I want to please my grandkids so I promised to grow watermelons for their August visit. But this year, more than ever before, the deer are eating my watermelon plants. I even sprayed all around the plants with Bobbex to deter the deer. And that’s when they took a really big bite – of the biggest fruit. So I took the next step and put up a mechanical barrier. Watch the video of me covering and protecting my watermelons from deer this summer
Last year my cauliflowers killed my tomatoes. But I am a sucker for punishment so this year I wanted to see if the cabbages would do the same thing. So it is the first full week of July and the verdict is in. I think my cabbages are killing my tomatoes.
My recent video is based on the good work of Bob Duncan at Fruit Trees and More in Saanich, B.C., Canada. Bob showed me his set-up four years ago. He has been inspiring gardeners to grow lemons and limes for years and a couple of years ago when we last spoke, he harvested 120 lemons per tree, in February. Of course we modified his efforts because we don’t have an acreage or a likely hot spot.
In Montreal, Claude Cormier once again uses colour as a way to draw you through a display. TOM’s are temporary overlay markers, used in road construction. Cormier placed the TOMs on the road beside the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal. We literally stumbled on it one sunny afternoon….
Tomatoes make me crazy every year. So many kinds, so little space. Have a look at the video I posted to youtube here. More content to follow.
I grew several kinds of potatoes this year and today – when it was too late to cook and taste and test them all side by side I decided to do a big dig and partial taste test. I say partial because we have already eaten all the Russian Norkatah and totally forgot about the Linzer Delicatus and tiny Russian Bananas growing in a different area under a tree. Love those root pouches but if you get lazy and don’t water them the plants might die prematurely. Mine did.PS Check out the photo of the bright pink rare and new on the market AmaRosa potato shared by my daughter. I did not grow that one yet!