Weeds wait for no one, even when the weather is miserable. Last year, my dad found a solution - he brought over his canopy tent, we brought a barn fan outside to blow on us, and we weeded comfortably despite 95 degree weather. His canopy is on its last legs this year though, so I … Continue reading Hot Weather Gardening
It was a drizzly evening a few nights ago, overcast and cool, so I decided to take advantage of the weather and weed my garden. My cucumbers and watermelon were buried. It's pretty overgrown, but one bed was especially bad. I sat on our new cinder block frames (just the right height to sit and … Continue reading Sure, Go Ahead and Garden Without Me
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.
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!