Today I’m participating in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge and her theme is “walk 100 Steps or less and take new photos”. I encourage you to click on each photo to see a larger view. If you like what you see, please subscribe to this blog to receive updates of the new photos I post, usually 3 to 5 times a week.
I decided I’d step into my backyard and share with you what’s going on in there. My pink snapdragons seem to have survived the freezing December nights and are blooming again. I’m not sure about my yellow snapdragons yet. I love the fuzzy hair on the new plant growth.
After getting my produce eaten over and over by the various critters that live beyond my backyard, I’ve decided to give it another try by using greenhouses this year. The advantage of a greenhouse is that the plants should be protected from most critters. The downfall is that it can get very hot in Southern California and even hotter inside the greenhouse, so I could bake my plants if I don’t aerate often enough. But I can’t do that if I’m not around, or the critters will get in and eat it all. It’s a constant battle but I haven’t thrown the towel yet.
My kids and I have been planting a bunch of seeds and the seedlings are starting to come out. The problem is, I didn’t label most of the pots and I can’t remember what I planted where. So I’m not sure what’s coming out in some of them. Like these little guys. I believe they are Swiss chard but I’m not 100% sure yet.
Hey, look what’s growing in my potting soil! A freeloading white mushroom…
Oh, look, there’s more of those little white mushrooms in another pot…
My kids insisted on watering the seeds after we planted them. I think they were a bit overzealous and the soil has been very wet. I actually haven’t needed to water in almost two weeks. Inside the greenhouse, the humidity has only helped grow these mushrooms so I won’t water until the soil gets dry.
For this last photograph, I actually recognize the plant. This is a green bean seedling. Watching new plants grow is always fun and we’re looking forward to seeing new growth every day.