This was another of my Christmas presents, from Sustainable Seed Company, although I got them through Amazon. This is the set I got. (Spoiler: affiliate link!) It was kiiiiind of one I picked out for myself... I did all of the Christmas shopping, so this is what my husband gave me. But I love that … Continue reading Herbs for my Grow Light!
I received a grow light for Christmas from my mother-in-law and it's WONDERFUL. I've wanted grow lights for years, and so this was super happy making! This was the sole reason we cleaned the basement! Here's what it looks like assembled: It was moderately easy to put together, but I wasn't able to push all … Continue reading Grow Light Huzzah!
You would think that, since every other nursery waits to ship, that the Camellia Forest Nursery would also wait until reasonable weather to ship their plants. Nope. It was 25 degrees yesterday when I found the notification that my tea was being delivered. I was at work. 45 minutes away from home. Cue frantic call … Continue reading Oh, Beauteous Day, My Tea Plant Is Here!
There's a lot of unusual plants I would like to grow, or just ones that aren't usually carried by the seed companies that sell in stores in our area. I ran across the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed website when I was looking for my mom's favorite, Buttercup Squash. You can see their listing for it … Continue reading Rare Seeds Catalog Has Arrived!
Our apples look pretty awful. I thought they were ruined, but looked them up online and found that it was likely Sooty Blotch and Flyspeck which are apparently the same fungus. Found some information here. They're safe to eat, but they look terrible! So I peeled one. And sliced it. And had lovely little apple … Continue reading Our Apples – Sooty Blotch and Flyspeck
We were gifted a pair of HoneyGold apple trees for mother's day last year, which I found highly amusing because I have no kids, but my mother insisted that we have a dog so it counts. This spring they were lovely and flowered, which I can't find a picture of to save my life. But … Continue reading How Do You Tell If Your Apples Are Ready?
I haven't picked tomatoes all week, and this is the result! Take a second look: They're all grape tomatoes, because I hate cherry tomatoes and I have better luck with the small ones. Anyway, I harvested two pounds of delicious tomatoes! What will I do with them? Currently I'm planning to bribe my father-in-law in … Continue reading The Tomatoes Have Begun!
My garden has... gotten out of hand. For some reason, a strange type of grass has seeded in EVERYTHING, and I just couldn't keep ahead of it. Then a heat wave hit, and I was miserably sure the garden was a lost cause. I just couldn't stand the heat to try and deal with it. … Continue reading Clever~! Or How To Garden In Style
I have a poison ivy rash, and it wasn't even from MY garden! I haven't dealt with the poison ivy in my garden yet. Instead, I pointed out some to my mother in HER garden, and I brushed the plant. **facepalm** I scrubbed my arm with Dawn dish soap and cold water, and I've been … Continue reading Poison Ivy Rash
It has been hot here lately, but I put some time in the garden to rescue our apricot trees. I had originally had rocks around them and peat moss, but they grew over this year, and the rocks made them impossible to mow between or around. I wish I had taken some 'before' pictures, but … Continue reading Gardening in the Heat Is No Fun