I haven't written about gardening in quite awhile, since my garden this past summer was not very successful. It started off great and then quickly went downhill. Part was my fault due to neglect and lack of time to properly take care of it and part of it was due to weather and other things out… Continue reading Seed Storage
Organic? Or Just the Way it Should Be?
Tonight I picked my first real tomato harvest. The tomato plants have been a little slow to produce this year. I'm not sure if it's because I transplanted them a little late this spring or if they are having a hard time with the heat. Luckily we had a pop up thunderstorm blow through yesterday… Continue reading Organic? Or Just the Way it Should Be?
When Squash Bugs Attack
Yesterday we finally got a reprieve from triple digit temperatures. It felt almost like spring at only 90 degrees F with a slight cool breeze. I was able to run outside after work without fear of death! Since it was a bit cooler, Benzo and I headed out to the garden after my run to continue… Continue reading When Squash Bugs Attack
Wow it's Sunday night already. The weekend is OVER already! I hope you had a lovely weekend. Today I spent some time working in the garden, trying to whack down all the weeds I was lamenting over last weekend. I made a little headway but I still have a lot of work to do. While I… Continue reading Weed Whacker
This morning I got up real early so I could get a run in and get the lawn mowed before it gets crazy hot. The back yard had not been mowed in about 3 weeks. For various reasons neither Benzo nor I could find time to mow it and then when we did have time… Continue reading Eeeep!
Must Be Zucchini Season
People must be picking a lot of zucchini these days because I'm getting more hits than usual on zucchini: Zucchini grows like crazy and once it starts coming, it just doesn't stop until the bugs get to it. I've given away several of our giant zucchinis from Friday night and we've eaten several and we… Continue reading Must Be Zucchini Season
Don’t Turn Your Back on Them
Remember a week ago when I picked the first little zucchini? It was small but I was happy because I knew zucchini would be plentiful in a few weeks? Try ONE WEEK. Tonight I picked seven very large zucchinis! I had also picked another large one earlier this week. These zucchinis along with that one totaled… Continue reading Don’t Turn Your Back on Them
Look What Benzo Found
This weekend Benzo and I worked in the garden, hacking away at the crazy weeds that shot up while we were gone on vacation. I was able to clear out a big section around some of the tomatoes, lettuce and carrots and Benzo cleared the weeds out of the potato patch. After the weeds were… Continue reading Look What Benzo Found
Last night when I got home from work I picked the first zucchini of the season from the garden. The zucchini plants literally exploded while we were gone on vacation. I think this is the earliest zucchini I've had out of 3 seasons of gardening. It was a little small, but they taste best that… Continue reading First Zucchini
Tonight I went out to the garden to dig my plants out from the thick blanket of weeds that grew over them while I was on vacation. I worked for about 2 hours and only got a small section done! This is going to take several days unfortunately. When I freed the bush beans from… Continue reading Beans Green