So this year my poor seeds and I didn’t get along. Which is sad, but I am lucky! I am lucky because a beautiful soul offered me some extras from her seed starts! They are varieties I am excited I get to try! Most of these I have never heard of but I am so excited… Continue reading The Beauty of friends
You guys, I started this whole garden thing for a bunch of reasons. I wanted to know where my food came from. To enjoy the amazing flavor of fresh picked tomatoes and such. To get my hands dirty. To learn, grown, and get myself out of the house and into nature. Last year I started WAY… Continue reading Nothing like last year …
OK… so last year, we started our seeds in a tiny greenhouse structure that sat on my husbands work bench. Then as the seeds grew he had to build a larger one. Then they all moved to the kitchen table. So anyway this year we have gone with just the larger greenhouse. Also we had… Continue reading Greenhouse
You guys, I am so excited. My flower beds are coming to life! The boys and I were outside yesterday in the high 50s enjoying the great outdoors. My oldest was racking up leaves that are still all over from the neighbors tree. The ones that seem to have dead leaves on them all winter.… Continue reading Signs of Spring!
So this whole gardening thing is an adventure for me. I never thought I would love the digging in the dirt, watching the plants grow, watering, and weeding. Ok so I don’t enjoy that last one . . . at all. In fact I think that will become a paid activity for my kids! Ha!… Continue reading Saving seeds…
And so it begins . . . Here in zone 5 it is still cold. The grass outside is starting to turn green and I don’t want to get my hopes up for spring to be coming, because in April of last year we had snow. But I have spring fever anyway so . .… Continue reading Seeds
When you live in Zone 5 and you get two days, over a weekend, where it is close to 60 F, you take full advantage. We got out into the backyard and took care of some stuff, had some fun, and built the Large Back Garden Bed!!!! So hubby started by ripping 2×4’s and making… Continue reading Large Back Garden Bed
You guys it came … my seed catalog. I had just been saying to hubby the other day is it to soon to start planning the gardens? His response was “YES, it is there is still snow on the ground” all said with a huge smile on his face. He was probably thinking at 8… Continue reading Excitement for new beginnings
Well I must say first I am thankful for all the time I got to enjoy my garden this year. I never really thought I would love gardening. Now love is not the word I would use when I have to weed the dang things. Nor would it be the word when I have to… Continue reading My garden is sad
So it’s that time of year when the plants are done for the season. My basil didn’t do quite as well as I was thinking it would do. however to be fully honest the tomatoes took over the garden. So the poor things did the best they could. So since my plants were telling me… Continue reading Basil Plants = Pesto!