Garden 2016

So this is only a few weeks late because life just happens like that sometimes and phone calls come and paperwork happens and things just get crazy. All that said, we did put our garden in a few weeks ago. And I’ll confess now…I did not start a single plant from seed indoors. I always…

Garden is In!….And Possibly Drowning

So I didn’t quite make my “in by Mother’s Day” rule for getting my garden it. Because it was snowing. On May 10th. Snowing. I was suppose to run my Mom’s Day race that AM and get my garden planted that afternoon. But it was snowing. So the race got cancelled and I didn’t plant…

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…

Seeds are Sprouting

And they’ve sprouted! I had a broccoli sprout first and now some tomatoes are joining the fun. At least I’m pretty sure they are tomatoes….I didn’t remember to label any of the planters so I’m just guessing here. Oh well. I love seeing the little sprouts come up. It’s a renewing and a newness and…

Seeds Are Planted!

Yes! March 17th came and I planted! My great-grandma always said that we should start the seeds indoors on March 17th and so instead of wearing green I just got out my green thumb. Actually I’ll be honest. Most years I have all my seeds planned out and how many of what and all that…

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 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…

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…