If you know me, you know I love ordering from Baker Creek (rareseeds.com), and I have a brand new order for the spring! Corn that isn't sweet corn and can be ground into flour. For dry bean use, and I'm going to try planting some pinto beans too. Amaranth! And this time I'll try to … Continue reading Baker Creek Order!
With the cooler weather this week, I pulled old plants and planted anew for my fall garden. They're coming up! Radishes coming up! The carrots take a little longer. *smile* Beans! The peas aren't quite ready yet. ALL THE LETTUCE! Along with some stragglers that self seeded. This tower is swiss chard, onions, and perpetual … Continue reading Fall Seeding Garden Update!
My garden was featured on Provident Prepper on YouTube! I saw that they covered several handicap accessible gardens that solved things differently than I did, so I messaged them with photos of my garden and an explanation of how I work around my disabilities to keep gardening. They asked for film. I sent them film. … Continue reading Featured on a YouTube Channel!
We busted our tails this weekend to clean up and weed the garden this last weekend, so here are some photos! My squash are struggling and infested, so they don't look great. From one end of the garden: From the other end of the garden: The Greenstalks from one end: The other end: It's been … Continue reading Garden Update!
I've had a grow set up in my closet for the longest time for starting my plants inside in the spring. The other wall is food storage buckets, and there were cords EVERYWHERE for the grow lights. It was a tight squeeze, a mess, and I kept trying to clothesline myself with the cords. This … Continue reading Redoing My Closet Storage!
We have a very large Alaskan Malamute, and his FAVORITE FOOD EVAH is tomatoes. When my tomatoes weren't ripe yet, all was well, but he figured out that there were some red ones, and this happened: Look at this mess. It's a dog sized area that is 100% flattened. So, my husband looked over the … Continue reading SOME DOG Ate My Tomatoes – A Solution
We bought a baby nectarine tree! It actually arrived last week, but I was keeping it comfortable in our greenhouse while I waited for the digger's hotline folks to mark up our property. I definitely don't want to be hitting anything buried when we plant things. So, we planted it and put chicken wire around … Continue reading A Baby Nectarine Tree and Garden Updates
There was a GreenStalk sale, and the two new ones I ordered have arrived! I also ordered bases, the plant supports, and a frost cover, not shown in this photo. And I processed food today. The pound or so of tomatoes went to my neighbor who traded a jar of canned venison for them. I … Continue reading GreenStalks and Tomatoes and Venison, Oh My!
Pitted a pound and a quarter of cherries. I put them to freeze until I have enough to make a sauce. Then I wiped down everything that had been splattered with cherry juice. ... or at least I thought I did. My husband took this photo to show I missed a few spots. *smile* And … Continue reading In the Cherry Pitting Trenches
I pitted my first batch of cherries, and let me tell you, if you want an axe murderer costume for Halloween? Pit some cherries. They're tiny little Nanking cherries, and I found that squeezing the pit out one side was the easiest way to work with them, but about every tenth cherry would squirt cherry … Continue reading Cherry Pitting