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
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!