If you know me, you know I love ordering from Baker Creek (rareseeds.com), and I have a brand new order for the spring! Corn that isn't sweet corn and can be ground into flour. For dry bean use, and I'm going to try planting some pinto beans too. Amaranth! And this time I'll try to … Continue reading Baker Creek Order!
First of all, this was an APPROVED purchase. The husband APPROVED my purchase of more planters before I bought them. Anyway, there are seven of them waiting to be filled with dirt and planted. There are seven of them there... five of the originals and two leafs. And I have duplicates of some of the … Continue reading GreenStalk Plans and Stickers!
Five grape plants! My Stark Bros. order came with the four grape plants I had ordered, and I have them neatly tucked away, the bare root one potted so it has a chance to wake up. Aren't they preeeeeetty? Just think of all the tasty grapes! I have more coming, but these are here a … Continue reading What’s Better Than One Grape Plant?
We've had some crazy weather lately. Our last frost is supposed to be ~April 28th, but we have had two frosts since, one LAST WEEK. Wisconsin, we need to discuss your weather. It's lovely out today though, and I slept in. I had the window open and the fan blowing nice warm air in, and … Continue reading Is it Spring?
It's Friday, and it's time for some plant pictures to finish out my week. I posted before that my tomato plants got hit by the last frost thanks to some VILE CREATURE lifting up my cover and then sleeping on top of them. I didn't tear them out, but I did buy new plants and … Continue reading A Chill Garden Update
We had a freeze during which some vile creature dug under my covers and allowed some of my tomatoes to freeze. These photos are BEFORE that freeze, but the only plants that died were the tomatoes. This is my Dog Deterrent. Tundra has figured out that food comes out of the dirt and has been … Continue reading Belated Garden Update
The weather changed here, and suddenly we were expecting a frost. I was like 'I've got this', and I pulled out the clear table clothes I ordered, the plastic hoops, garden stakes, and a hole punch. I trundled outside and carefully covered up all of my plants during the warmest part of the day. I … Continue reading Oh, Wisconsin
I haven't planted anything outside yet because we aren't even past last average frost yet, but my apricots, currents, and cherry bushes didn't get that memo. They bloomed. I was so excited to see the blossoms since the apricots hadn't made a showing yet! And then the weather predicted a frost. The bushes are too … Continue reading We Had a Frost – Checking Out Survivors
I spent Saturday with a friend working on my garden, expanding it out, and I'm so, SO very happy with how it looks. And, yes, I used tires to circle where my bushes will be. A look from my back deck: The trellising is for my cucumbers and zuchini, but I also put it up … Continue reading More Work Expanding the Garden!
My garden isn't exactly Japan, but my cherry bushes have started blooming! They run the entire length of the garage, and there are a LOT of buds just waiting to blossom. I tried to get a good picture: A close up: So promising! Come on, spring! I can't wait!