Sprouts Are Growing!

I love spring time. I think I’ve only said that about a million times. But it is still true. Even rainy Sunday afternoons, because I know that everything will be greener when the rain stops. Some of my flowers are blooming, I have tulips that are bright and beautiful and a couple little flowers here…

Re-potting The Sprouts

My sprouts are doing great! Well, at least some of them are, some of them forgot that their goal in life was to grow and become plants. So since it has been 3 weeks since I first planted the seeds I replanted the containers where nothing had grown. The only problem being that I never…

So About That Snow…

So I may have complained that we weren’t getting enough snow a little too early. February went from having temps in the 60s to suddenly becoming the snowiest February we’ve ever had, and the beginning of March hasn’t slowed the snow down at all. And that daffodil that I had taken a photo of popping…

Gardening 101 Week 22

My husband murdered my zucchini plant. Actually my zucchini plants. He said he was tired of picking a gazillion zucchini a day and shredding them and freezing them in our freezer and our freezer was overflowing with shredded zucchini. He said we have enough zucchini to last the next Great Depression. I tried to remind…

Gardening 101 Week 21

We have our first ripe tomatoes. Only 3 so far, but a bunch that are ready to ripen this week. I am getting excited about making salsa and pasta sauce. I’m not so sure my husband is ready to spend out evenings cutting and dicing. I keep reminding him that it is good time together….

Gardening 101 Week 20

Week 20? Is that possible already? Yes! You’ve been hard at work for 20 weeks now, and hopefully your garden is beginning to show the fruits of your hard labor. I kind of think of this stage as maintenance. Things are ripening, the things that aren’t going to make it declared themselves long ago, and…

Gardening 101 Week 19

How is everyone doing? We had a mix of really rainy weather and even cool weather that quickly changed into 90+ degree weather. My flowers are going nuts and enjoying the weather. My tomatoes are struggling just a bit. They are putting on fruit and the main stalk seems to look fine, but their leaves…

Gardening 101 Week 16

Sorry, weeks 14 and 15. It’s called it has been a crazy couple of weeks and it just didn’t happen. And so we are on week 16. At this stage in the game I’m kind of in maintenance mode. Everything it is growing, and so it’s just a matter of making sure that things are…

Gardening 101 Week 13

Don’t worry, you did not miss Week 12. There was no Week 12. I was out of town and despite the best laid plans writing a blog post didn’t happen. Which brings us to Week 13. How is everyone doing? How are your gardens doing? We are in full swing for summer now, warm days,…

Gardening 101 Week 10

We survived the snow storm and most of my plants did ok. However I think it’s going to be a failure year for tomatoes. As you remember I’ve already replanted them once (back a number of weeks ago when they were still seedlings) and now 7 of the 11 that I planted have rotted off…

Gardening 101 Week 9

Everything is planted! And it’s snowing! Those two sentences should not follow each other. Especially in May. ESPECIALLY IN MAY. But since I have not yet been made Queen of the Universe, they do. But before I burst into tears and sob uncontrollably that all my hard work for the past number of weeks just…

Gardening 101 Week 8

How’s everyone one doing? My tomatoes and broccoli are almost ready to put in the ground! According to my great grandma, one should plant on or around Mother’s Day. We almost have the garden ready, we need to use the rotor-tiller this week, or as my son calls it “the roller-tator”. This will get the…