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My Farmers’ Almanac

My Farmers’ Almanac

Is it time to get things going outside? As you can see from the photos I have an excellent helper today.  He has been asking me almost daily when we are going to plant something in the garden.  I keep telling him we need to get closer to the frost date or things might freeze … Continue reading

It Can’t Be!

It Can’t Be!

It’s that time of year.  Well for me anyway. To do what? Glad you asked.  To start (from seed of course) some of the tasty things I will be harvesting this fall / winter. I have started cabbage and broccoli.  Mid August I will be adding lettuce and in early September I will sow the … Continue reading

Taking a Leek

Taking a Leek

I caught my son taking a leek in the backyard. How embarrassing for the neighbors. Actually he had permission and it was a leek, not a leak.  Shooo.  Awkwardness avoided. That is about the hand size limit of leeks for a 5 year old. As leeks mature you can pull soil or mulch up around the the plants … Continue reading

Curse You Deer

Curse You Deer

I am overdue for a progress report. I’ll give you a quick read today because you have things to do, like pulling weeds. I know I do. I am surprised I have these tomatoes.  When I have a lot of… this going on.  The deer are biting off the tomato tops. I can’t even show … Continue reading

Momentum

Momentum

Activity is picking up a bit this week in the garden as temperatures have stayed steady in the 80′s and low 90′s.  After a long dry spell it finally rained this weekend. The plants know the difference between hose water and rain.  That is for sure! My first eggplant flower. Don’t worry I won’t hurt … Continue reading

From Growing to Thriving

From Growing to Thriving

Things are finally starting to mature in the garden.  It seemed like the plants were in a holding pattern for the longest time.  Staying green, but just not getting any bigger. The temperature has been a bit warmer over the past week (low 90′s) and I think the garden is really enjoying it.  Plus add … Continue reading

How Does Your Garden Grow?

How Does Your Garden Grow?

A couple weeks ago I transplanted my sensitive plants outside before the last frost date. Yes.  That is risky, proven by the 2 nights with a freeze warning. Yes.  I am an outlaw, a rebel.  Living on the edge.  That is who I am.  Patience is not my strength. Thankfully it looks like we made it … Continue reading

Herb Jars

Herb Jars

This is a quick little project that you can do at home without much effort. You should try this.  Why?  It’s nice to have fresh herbs sitting at arms reach in the kitchen ready to donate to your culinary masterpiece. First thing you need are some big glass jars. If you still have half a … Continue reading

Making My Bed

Making My Bed

Raised Bed Gardening Those of you that have been following my blog awhile might remember my earlier post Ready..Set..Grow…  That post briefly explained that my entire yard is a hill which makes gardening a little more difficult.  Let’s say challenging. Last year I started with a simple 8′ x 4′ raised garden.  Being it is … Continue reading