Garden Visits and Some Harvests
"Was the virus that strong or my immune system getting weaker?" I asked the husband earlier this week after I caught the bug from him and he said it's more likely that it is the latter.
The flu is quite nasty that it refuses to leave and so I have not been out to the yard this whole week and also partly because of the weather being mostly gloomy and wet. I'm just glad I had some photos taken during my wee garden visit when I first read the early bird alert two weeks ago. Lucky me, huh! Yep, you could say that, lol!
Kidding aside, I went out weeks ago when the weather was a lot nicer, with blue skies and patches of white clouds up there.
It was almost mid-day when I walked down the yard to where the chili and eggplants were with the pruner on one hand and phone on the other. I was not expecting there were lots to harvest so I didn't even bring a tray with me but look what I did, haha!
The eggplant fruits weren't healthy that I had to throw away several of them because they have hardened, others injected by some bug. But we did enjoy the good ones on our table so all good.
And I took these photos of our plum tomato fruits the following day after the eggplant visit. The bugs got to them first, again so we are yet to have any of its fruits on our plates.
I also visited the far end of the yard for some short walks days after. There are the strawberries and some other stuff like bulb onion, pineapple among other things.
Rainy days do make me unproductive outdoors so you can see my little garden's a mess.
And did I mention I've not visited the backyard too? There is a plot of lettuce (romaine) there and the husband harvested a few heads yesterday. I guess the place may have been overtaken by weeds and other stuff considering there's been plenty of rain. But like the other year, we will have them cleared by November so no stressing out myself about it for now.
Meanwhile, the neighbor's cacti and succulent greenhouse is also needing some care and attention. Although I must say her plants are still thriving and multiplying even when she isn't tending to them.
These photos were taken by the husband over a week ago while catching up with the boys over games and some drinks. I shared several other cacti photos 8 days ago and I can't resist sharing more of them today.
She had quite a collection and variety of barrel cacti and many others. Sadly, the market demand for these plants have now declined. The good thing is, she can still keep them in her greenhouse and hopefully be able to market them in the next months or so.
And there ends my garden post today which is also my participation to the September GardenJournal challenge.