I'm not sure what we did differently this year, but the cucumber plants in our backyard garden have been exploding! We currently have eight cucumbers sitting on the kitchen counter and I bet four more will be ready to pick tomorrow. Cutting and slicing them raw is delicious, but it does get old after awhile. … Continue reading Ten Ways to Use a Garden Full of Cucumbers
I am beyond excited to see my strawberry plants blooming. I planted my strawberry patch last year. I ordered a set of 25 everbearing strawberry plants from Stark Brothers Nursery for $12 plus shipping. I think it was the Tristar variety though I am not completely positive (it was a year ago after all). I… Continue reading Strawberry Blooms!
We have not yet started a compost at our new house. We should've gotten on it as soon as we moved in, but composters can be expensive and we had some other things that took precedence. At our old house we had a really big, 3 section composter that FIL built. We also had a… Continue reading Coffee Grinds & Egg Shells
I've been politely ignoring the blog for the past few weeks. It would nudge me and whisper "please write something" and I would quietly respond "I'm just too busy right now, maybe tomorrow." Which promptly turned into three weeks. I think. Anywho I've neglected to mention on here that we are expecting another baby at… Continue reading Garden Update – May 2013
So much for getting the blog updated last week, huh? Seriously where does the time go?? Yesterday was an absolutely gorgeous day so we were able to get a lot of work done in the garden. Until yesterday I have been a little ho hum about our new garden at our new house. Here it… Continue reading Garden Update
Our seedlings have finally started sprouting!! In the picture below we have two pots of Roma tomatoes getting started in the world. We planted seeds almost two weeks ago on President's Day. We are using our old seeds from 4-5 years ago so I wasn't sure if they would even sprout. We planted 2 pots… Continue reading Seedlings! Garden 2013 Begins!
I haven't posted an update on my seedlings since I planted them back in March. Now it's getting close to transplant time, I thought I should show some pictures of how they are doing. First up are the various tomatoes and herbs. In the container below are a couple of roma tomatoes, a big boy… Continue reading Seed Update
I feel like Spring is officially here. And I couldn't be happier about it! We've had the most gorgeous weekend. Today it got up to 87 degrees F. After church Benzo and I stopped by the ILs house to borrow some tools (Benzo had to fix the lawn mower today), had lunch and then he graciously sat… Continue reading Spring is Here!
It seems weird to write about the garden when it is sleeting outside right now. Yes it is actually sleeting. I just drove home in it after having dinner at my brother's place. This time of year in the midwest can be depressing because we have been teased with 70 and even 80 degree weather only to… Continue reading Seed Starting – 2011
It's about that time of year. Time to start planning for this year's garden!!! I always start getting excited for the garden in January. The holidays are over and it's usually freezing cold or snowing. Thinking about the garden cheers me up in an otherwise dreary season. This year will be my fourth year of… Continue reading Garden Plan – 2011