Last year, my husband and I went with family to California, and as a souvenir I bought two containers of Sequoia seed grow kits. My current plan is to plant them somewhere ridiculous and troll future generations. It will be a long time until they're big enough for that though! Here's how they look now: … Continue reading Trolling Future Generations: Baby Sequoia Trees
If you've followed me at all, you know I love gardening, and you know I love picking out and buying seeds. It's amazing to get a packet in the mail and open it, and there's SO MUCH PROMISE in those tiny little seeds! Well, today I received a package in the mail. I hadn't ordered … Continue reading Only The Best of People Mail Me Seeds – But What Type Are They?
The first sign I had that my Tea plant was flowering was the pair of fallen blooms underneath it. Which startled me because it's January. So I poked around a little more and found that this plant likes to hide its blossoms under leaves for the most part. This is unfortunate because we don't have … Continue reading Sneaky Little Blossoms
That Glorious Day has arrived! My seeds are here: There were two freebies - one was Dark Purple Opal Basil, which I had ordered as part of my order. The other was Cilantro, and I mailed that to a friend because I loathe Cilantro. Several of the items I wanted to order were out of … Continue reading Seeds Have Arrived!
Guess what came this week! I'm so excited. I love gardening (even though I'm not the best at it), and I especially love growing heirloom plants and unusual plants. So here's a peak at the cover: I had a lot of fun carefully reading each entry and circling those I was interested in. I won't … Continue reading Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Catalog Is Out!
I hadn't been posting a lot about my garden because I've just been exhausted balancing life and work and kind of let it go. The tomatoes went crazy with a bumper crop, but our flooding covered them so I didn't feel it was wise to eat them. Septics overflowed, water filled the sewers... the works. … Continue reading Last of the Garden
And now for a lighter post. This last winter, I used my Christmas gift from Grandpa to buy several plants and a ton of seeds. I'll have to take photos of the basil and mint garden. Just walking past it is aromatic and delicious! Here are the potted ones! I introduce you to my Coffee, … Continue reading Coffee, Tea, and Stevia, Oh My!
We went to California last fall, and one of the things I bought was a sequoia kit for growing them at home. This spring, I set up the kit, stuck the seeds in the fridge for the required 21 days, and then transferred them under my grow light. Two of them sprouted. And they're growing! … Continue reading Growing Baby Sequoia!
We put in two tire raised beds finally - we're growing dill in them: Chives are happy, like usual and I tried out Japanese Buckwheat and sesame in the trough: You can tell our Maple trees are sending whirlygigs down! Peas are happy, some beans coming in: Onions, carrots, leeks, and radishes all growing, but … Continue reading Garden Updates
I got out of my car recently, and about four bunnies jumped out of my garden and darted into the neighbor's debris from cutting down their tree. One of them ran to the end of the garage and turned the corner... but I could totally see its butt hanging out there. So I ran/stomped over … Continue reading Bunnies, You Are Not Subtle