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…

Gardening 101 Week 7

So this is a day late. But things are growing and our garden is getting ready for the plants to get planted in them. It was a busy week getting the yard ready for summer and the garden ready for planting. First off, remember the garden in the front that we have been re-doing? Well…

Gardening 101 Week 6

  Happy Earth Week! Earth Day is actually on Tuesday April 22nd, so go and plant something this week and make the world a little more beautiful. Besides a little mud on one’s fingers always feels good. How did my tree and plants do with the snow and cold? My buckets and crazy covering of…

Gardening 101 Week 5

I waged war tonight. Usually one does not think of gardening as a violent pass-time, but tonight, I was a force to be reckoned with. And I would not walk away with defeat. What is this terrible foe that is threatening me? An April snowstorm has me in its sights and I will not be…