It's still a little cold outside, but I decided to start some green onions inside. I use the standard onion starts and just grow them tall enough to be a green onion. Then I cut them, toss the remaining start into my outside garden to grow or not, and I have fresh onions for cooking! … Continue reading Green Onions, Meet My Belly!
My closet garden (not to be confused with a Lady Garden) has sprouted plants in nearly every glow-in-the-dark pot now! Here's an overview: So exciting! They're so frail, these little seedlings, but I'm really excited they're growing at all! EVEN THE ROSEMARY SPROUTED. I can NEVER get Rosemary to grow, but here it is: I'm … Continue reading Green Growing Things!
I received my Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds catalog several months ago and ordered then, but it turned out I forgot to order any tomatoes! So, you KNOW what this lead to. I made another order! Here are the tomatoes I picked: I ordered three types of tomatoes and saved three glow-in-the-dark pots for them, but … Continue reading You Knew I Couldn’t Resist: Baker Creek Seed Order #2!
See this creepy light in my closet? Let me explain: I ordered some pots recently to start plants in. I wanted to give more room for the plants to grow and not have to re-pot them multiple times before they went outdoors. Oddly enough, the blue and white pots were the same price, so I … Continue reading Glow-in-the-Dark Items Are Eminently Superior
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
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
Last Christmas, I looked at getting some pawpaw trees, but they were out of stock so I signed up for notifications for when they're back in stock. And they're back! These trees are native to the United States, and they have fruit that I've seen described as mango, banana, or 'tropical' flavored. (Whatever that might … Continue reading I Didn’t Spend Money on PawPaws But It Wasn’t For Lack of Coveting
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 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