Here are eight photos of our hillside vegetable garden at the end of April 2018. Photos of: 1) Our second sunflower bloom with pollen on its leaf, as well as the blossoms and young fruit of the bell pepper plants. 2) Okras ready for reaping, our large lettuce, and a few thyme plants. 3) Our… Read More April Photos Of Our Vegetable Garden
We have ants all over our vegetable garden, and even though they bite sometimes, we have no problems with them at all . . . in dry weather, that is. We’ve recently discovered that after a week of rainfall, they have become the not so friendly ants in our garden. When the ground became saturated with… Read More The Not So Friendly Ants In Our Garden
I usually find different kinds of eggs while gardening; some I crush, others I brush aside, but today I share the photos of a few eggs with you. I know that these are definitely the eggs of a galliwasp lizard: These eggs belong to either a slug or snail. And I have no idea what… Read More Egg, Eggs, And More Eggs
Aloe vera (Aloe Barbadensis Mill.) is a yellow-flowering, evergreen perennial, of the genus Aloe. It is a succulent.with a short, stout stem and a rosette of light green to grey-green leaves that emerge from its base in groups of three. The leaves, which are sword-like, fleshy and with a toothed edge, contain a bitter-tasting gel… Read More Aloe Barbadensis And The Forty Things That Reveal What A Treasure This Plant Is
Tucked away in my memories, are sightings of several flourishing farm lands in the rural parish of St. Elizabeth; it was there that I saw tall escellions, growing in farm fields, and as lawns in the front yards of several homes. Escellions (Allium fistulosum var. bulbifera) are also called Japanese Bunching Onions, Scallions, Welsh Onions, Spring… Read More Growing Escellions
Here are 12 photos of our hillside vegetable garden at the end of March 2018. Photos of: 1) Our only lettuce plant, tomato patch, and okra plants. 2) Watermelon vines crawling in grass 3) One of two escellion patches 4) Carrot seedlings . . . they are growing beside the tomato plants 5) A ledge… Read More March Photos Of Our Vegetable Garden
Today’s photos show the lovely flower head of our sunflower plant. In the past, my sunflower blooms appeared small, nothing spectacular . . . just like the bloom of one of our sunflower plants in the vegetable garden. However, a few days later, this beauty unfolded her petals and brightened the hillside, the vegetable garden,… Read More Isn’t She Lovely?