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
Blueberries are not my favorite fruit, but the bushes are doing so well that I couldn't resist getting another two bushes! My mother had some before the flood at her house took them, and they were delicious. But I looked at my garden and went: You know what my garden needs? MOAR BLUEBERRIES. So I … Continue reading I Couldn’t Resist the Allure of MOAR BLUEBERRIES!
We have a flowering tree in the front lawn that is GORGEOUS right now! And my lilac has bloomed. I think the tree out front is a crab apple, but I'm not 100% sure: There were lovely drifts of pink petals on the ground, but I didn't think to take a photo of them before … Continue reading Our Trees are Blooming!
Driscolls strawberries are showing up in stores, and I am STOKED. Strawberries are my favorite fruit (closely followed by watermelon), and I stuff myself full of them when they're in season. The best brand you can get here, by far, is Driscolls. I've bought 8 containers of them so far, and I've been having them … Continue reading Strawberries and Cream Season!
Today my husband was SUPER NICE, and we put in a new grow bed, and I planted a ton of stuff. It's a little earlier, so I just grabbed the truly out of control plants to put them in the garden. They're a little wilty, but that's because I hadn't watered them yet today and … Continue reading New Grow Bed and Planting!
My closet is getting a little crazy - I'm going to have to put some of it outside even though the weather isn't ideal. And the second half: The tea plant is down there on the left. But it's all so happy growing in there! My tomatoes are crawling around, which is obnoxious, but I've … Continue reading Updates on My Jungle Closet
I picked up petunia's for my mother, but forgot to take a photo of them before we gave them to her. BUT! I gave her some squash plants for her favorite type of squash. Buttercup, I think. I'd have to check the package. They were beginning to crawl out of my closet! For my mother-in-law … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!