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!
Our freezers have been full for a while, and anticipating garden influxes, we decided that buying a good sized standing freezer would be our best option rather than try to fit another small chest freezer. We intended to trade the chest freezer it was replacing to my brother. I went to the nearest Menards on … Continue reading We Bought a New Freezer!
Today is my Friday Garden Update, and the only real bad news I have is that deer bit off the top of some of my watermelon and didn't even have the grace to eat them, just dropped them on the straw bales and left them to die. *scowl* Sunflowers and chives are happy: Buckwheat is … Continue reading AGH! Deer in My Garden
I think I need to consolidate my gardening posts into ONE post a week, so I'm working on that, and I am to drop them on Fridays. Here's my garden photos! Strawberries looking good: Green onions almost ready to pick: Happy Chives! Tomato beds have some flowers on them now! Lots of peppers and basil … Continue reading Friday Garden Update
I was gone over the weekend, and I came back to an explosion of growth in my vining seed trays! I mean, LOOK at this! They only have to get a tad bigger before I'll start transplanting them into the straw bales. I'll make mounds of soil for them to grow out of though, no … Continue reading Plan B Is in Progress!
I have my whole straw bale set up, and I planted it with potatoes aaaaaand..... They died. Rotted in the bales. *headdesk* So. Plan B. Grow ALL the vines! I'm hoping that growing a bunch of vining plants off the bales will help tear them up some. Here's most of what I planted, sans cucumber … Continue reading Well, the Potatoes Died. Time for Plan B!
We've had JUST about enough of my dog getting tangled in the hose with his lead, so we finally folded and bought a hose reel. It's installed. It's hard for me to bend over and reel it up, BUT it's a lot harder to untangle and uncooperative dog from a hose. So, what do you … Continue reading Hose Reel
I have seven GreenStalk planters, and this is my first real attempt at growing in them outdoors. I tried indoors, but without being able to drain the bottom easily, I ended up with fungus gnats that killed everything. As a group. I planted the bottom tier on most of them with a vining plant. This … Continue reading The GreenStalks Are Taking Off
I have most of my plants in the garden now, excepting my replacement plantings for the potatoes. The potatoes are not potatoeing, so I'm looking at putting in watermelon and pumpkins and such in those bales to try and loosen them enough for another try next year. First, my green onions. I don't want them … Continue reading Planted ALL THE THINGS~!