Gardening 101 Week 24

There’s a vine invasion going on at my house. The cantaloupe (which I didn’t plant by the way, the ones I planted all died….) as well as the watermelon (also didn’t plant those) and the pumpkins (I DID plant those) have all taken over their areas and are quickly spreading to new spots. I have…

Gardening 101 Week 23

Good news. There were no plants murdered this week at our house. I kept my husband and his hoe out of my garden and away from my plants. He instead got to build a screen door for the preschool. Wasn’t he lucky? But we finally had enough tomatoes to make our first batch of salsa….

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

I have beans! I saw a few small ones early this week and then was checking everything out this weekend and lifted up some leaves and found some full size beans! And more then just a few. I’m already looking forward to some fresh green beans this week for dinner.  And my zucchini is nuts….

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 18

The bunnies are still trying to overtake my garden. They have all but destroyed my morning glories. The one morning glory that I have growing right now is actually growing up between my beans. I think camouflage was the only way to survive the bunnies this year. Luckily my boys are getting quite good at…

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 11

I have beans! Well actually I don’t have beans yet, but my bean plants have popped through. As have my zucchini and pumpkins and some of my onions. I was getting a little worried about my beans early in the week. I had nothing and I was thinking I was going to have to replant…