|I'm growing chipmunks now!!|
|He's only cute when he's not in my garden!|
|Baby gourd growing...although I don't think this one|
is actually going to make it
|My first treasure-hunting dig of the year!|
Finally, I have run into a scare with my potato plants. They started off growing really strong, and they were green and vibrant plants. Then, just about the time I expected them to bolt up a bit more and start flowering, they started turning yellow. I thought maybe it was some sort of fungus or something infecting my plants at first. Then I realized that the plants were actually dying! The other day I decided to do a little bit of digging to see if anything had grown from the dying potato plants and if the potatoes themselves were infected. I found a tiny little nugget of a potato and figured there were probably just some little tiny potatoes in the rest of the space and that they wouldn't have had time to grow to full size. I dug a little more and was about to give up, when I stumbled upon a real treasure...and then another! I found two big, legitimate red skin potatoes that looked perfectly healthy! So, now I'm wondering if there is anything wrong with the plants, or if they are just all done -- not needing to flower -- and if the rest of the potatoes have, in fact, grown to full size. I'll dig some more once the plants are actually dead. Hooray! I love digging for buried treasure.
Hi there! My name is Dana and I live in West Michigan with my husband, Tom and our dog Happy Gilmore. I created this space as a place to share the things I learn along this journey I call life. I work in marketing and I'm a sort of Jane of All Trades, interested in all things nature, gardening, cooking, exploring and learning new things. This blog is a conglomeration of my interests, hobbies, life and life lessons. Thanks for stopping by!