Beautiful weather to work outside, and I planted everything that was big enough. No photos - I'll take those after I see what survives the transition. Nothing interesting to say.
It was warm out, day and night, and it was nearly the final frost date for this area. I checked the weather, and they expected the next two weeks to be balmy and nice. So I planted my tomatoes and basil outside. They didn't even stay out there three days. My mom called to warn … Continue reading I Swear I Checked the Weather
When I got up today, my husband was puttering around the garage, and the lawn was freshly mowed. I yelled hi at him and did my usual chores. My dad stopped by and we ran an errand. He was still in the garage. I yelled that I was leaving and he yelled back okay. I … Continue reading My Husband Is AMAZING
I ordered 150 retaining wall bricks from the closest Menards to finally shore up our grow bags. They're starting to fall to pieces this season, and I wanted to support them with retaining wall bricks so the walls would be sturdy enough to sit on. My husband was a saint and placed them all for … Continue reading Guess Who Bought 150 Retaining Wall Bricks?
I planted five little sticks of American Plum just last week, and they were starting to bud already. So exciting! There were four on the right side: And one tucked in the gap between the apricot trees where one of them had been eaten by deer: All was looking well, but when I went out … Continue reading Farewell, My American Plum
Nearly all of my plants are budding, including the blueberries and currants that 'died' last year. I almost pulled them out of the ground in disgust, but the currants had 'died' several times and come back in the spring, so I gave them another chance. And they came back! I couldn't get a good photo … Continue reading Stop Faking: You Ain’t Dead
I started planting fruit trees on our property in 2015, starting with apricots. 2016, apple trees. 2018, Nanking Cherry bushes. 2020 American Plum. I've been planting, but none of them have ever blossomed, which has been a huge disappointment. Well, the apples came with blossoms but never produced after we planted them. This year the … Continue reading My Cherry Trees Have BLOSSOMS!
I planted everything I wanted to start inside in what I thought were decent sized glow-in-the-dark pots, thinking that they would be about ready to plant by the beginning of May. Ha. Yeah, no, the tomatoes had their own plans in mind. They vastly outgrew their pots, so I had to re-pot them before their … Continue reading My Tomatoes Have Gotten Out of Hand
I ordered American Plum trees through one of the local USDA conservation programs in March. I didn't hear anything, so I assumed it was a wash because of all the shut downs. Nope~! They called on Wednesday to have me pick up the trees on Friday, and they had many apologies because the green house … Continue reading Plum Trees Arrived!
Here's a garden update! Almost everything has sprouted, and they're doing well so far. Here's an overview: We started lettuce just yesterday, so it's not up yet. We're experimenting with the onions. I cut them and used them for fried rice, and I wanted to replant. My husband thinks they should grow back fine from … Continue reading Grow My Wee Little Plants!