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
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
This isn't all of them - I have quite a few on 'notify me when in stock', but this is the main order. It was HAAAAARD to limit myself, but there are no more than two types of any vegetable. For your oogling pleasure: There are a few items I ordered through Burpee as well, … Continue reading Next Year’s Seeds Have Arrived!
The garden has been growing like crazy, but until this week, all I really had to eat was lettuce. Now, the lettuce has bolted, but I'm seeing flowers on my vines and some vegetables! The corn has tassles! There are peas: Strawberries have been coming in off and on, and I've eaten about eight of … Continue reading Finally, Signs of Food!
I planted Nanking Cherries several years ago, and while they bloomed last year, a late frost killed all of the blossoms. This year though, I have cherries! I crawled around under them, and this is about a third of what's in there. I left what wasn't ripe to ripen, obviously. It's not a lot, and … Continue reading Our First Cherry Harvest!
Friday garden update time! These pictures were actually taken on Sunday because I do my blog posts on Sunday, so they're delayed a week or so. BUT! Behold, my green thumb. In the greenhouse! Tea, sequoia, vanilla orchid, coffee, bay laurel, mint, some seedlings, and an aloe vera that has had just a tad too … Continue reading Grow All the Things!
This week we've been frantically pawning lettuce off on anyone who wants some because with how cool the weather has been it's been growing faster than I can eat it. It's raining today, so I didn't go out to take garden photos. That said, some of the strawberries in my tower died, and the ones … Continue reading Friday Garden Update – Strawberries!