Adventures In Gardening…

When we moved I had to leave behind my flower garden and my vegetable garden that I have spent the past 6 years developing. Luckily there is a lot of landscaping already done at our new house, I want to add more flowers, but there are plenty of trees and shrubs and a good foundation…

Garden

So it’s been a few too many weeks since I last updated about the garden. Oops, summer does that to me. Weeks go by, we are busy and having fun and playing and I forget to blog. A lot. But alas, my garden has not forgotten to grow. Except for the broccoli that were eaten…

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…

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

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 17

It’s beginning to get very HOT here. However tomatoes really thrive and take off a lot when it’s hot so I guess all the heat is a good thing, although I’m much more a 70s kind of girl then a 90s.   Speaking of tomatoes, I have a few small ones set on! Yeah, not too…

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…