It does NOT look like CSI Vancouver round here…lol

September 19, 2013

Every day that I wake up and there’s sun coming thru the bedroom windows is a day that I steal a little bit more summer.
Today was one of those days. I decided that cleaning up the garden was much better in the sun rather than in the forecasted rain for tomorrow and so I took out the spent tomatoes and beans and dug over the soil.

There are still a few brave tomatoes hanging on to the last of the summer, and they are the yellow cherry and the Italian plums. They seem to be more resistant to the blight than the other, bigger varieties.

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So I cleaned up the garden and then I had room to sow some cool weather crops like radishes, lettuce, spinach and Swiss chard. I love Swiss chard.

The only problem is that my love of Swiss chard is equal to my cat’s love of a freshly dug veggie garden toilet. Especially if it’s smoothed nicely with the rake. (the better to dig in) And I only have one cat proof cold frame.

So I went to the local hardware store and bought some poly tunnels.

On reflection, it might look like a crime scene in my ornamental veggie garden. Oh the things I do for four rows of spinach and lettuce and radishes and Swiss chard. 🙂

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OK it looks dreadful! I admit it. But there are very few stylish poly tunnel veggie garden options. Hey, an opportunity presents itself: Someone send an email to Valentino! Oh, and mention to old Val that we really need him to be competitive, so under $21 please. 🙂

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Maybe if we look at the tunnels thru the vintage pea gate. That might be better. 🙁

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Morgan has expropriated the cardboard backing from the package. She sharpened her claws on it and then looked at me with her “you can try to hide your little seeds, but I’ll get them yet…my pretty” look.

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Sigh
In my next life I’ll have an acreage with beautiful stylish greenhouses.

Friday randomness
Time for tea.

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12 Comments

  • Reply vastlycurious.com September 19, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    So satisfying to harvest from your own garden. I have never seen the poly tunnel. Do they protect from weather or the cat?

    • Reply Veronica September 19, 2013 at 3:35 pm

      Both Kathryn. They are great at keeping the warm in and it’s hard for cats to worm their way under. This is actually my first poly tunnel try, and, knowing Morgan, I’ll lose, but we’ll see. 🙂

  • Reply dianecayton September 19, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Evil kitty cat. LOL

    • Reply Veronica September 19, 2013 at 5:12 pm

      Such an evil kitty cat! LOL.

  • Reply Rita McGregor September 19, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    The garden wants to hang on till the very last moment possible so I’m sure it appreciates any help you can give it. Love “the look” from Morgan! 😉

    • Reply Veronica September 20, 2013 at 12:56 pm

      Hi Rita, Morgan sure has a look! But she can be a sweet sweetie…when she wants to be. 🙂

  • Reply Sara v September 20, 2013 at 6:55 am

    I love little tomatoes–so yummy!! And your kitty definitely has evil designs on your garden–what a perfect kitty look!

    • Reply Veronica September 20, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      I know Sara! That cat’s going to get in somehow, I can feel it. When I lifted the cold frame lid about 2 inches she wiggled her way inside last spring. 🙂

  • Reply Jennifer J. Chow September 22, 2013 at 5:45 am

    I love the idea of fresh vegetables! I just don’t really have a green thumb.

    • Reply Veronica September 23, 2013 at 2:25 pm

      It doesn’t take much Jennifer, I’m sure you could grow something, like herbs. You can ignore herbs, like thyme, lavender and sage, to pieces and they still grow.

  • Reply Daryl September 22, 2013 at 9:56 am

    i am impressed with your skillz 😉

    • Reply Veronica September 23, 2013 at 2:23 pm

      Thank you 😉 I’ll let you know if I dig up any forensic evidence…lol.

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