We started our seeds for tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, and pumpkins around March 15. We have other things we are thinking about planting this year but currently these are the only seeds we need to start. We started them in a black tray with a clear plastic lid to create a greenhouse effect. We started the… Continue reading Seeds ARE Planted
Ok so let’s face it growing your own veggies sounds, what’s the word… economical. It sounds like fun? It sounds like it will be an adventure, right?!? Well I am learning that my city girl opinions of bugs was rightly formed! I hate bugs! The dang Japanese beetles were a pain. But hubby got most… Continue reading Gardening is not for the easily discouraged!
So it is finally feeling like spring around here. 60,70,80 degree weather. Some of my tulips came up again this year plus some daffodils. But sadly the number of each is much less than last year. Now my seedlings are doing well, the tomato plants had to move out of the green house and are… Continue reading Spring Has Finally Sprung!
Since winter is being grumpy and not leaving us alone I am suffering with MAJOR spring fever! I explored my yard about a week ago before vacation and found these little guys trying their hardest to usher spring in! Then we left on vacation to sunny Arizona. Sunshine and warmth. It was wonderful but made… Continue reading Seeding Again
First of all I wanted to start by saying Happy Valentines Day! If you love someone let them know everyday, and today is just a reminder of that!! Well anyway if you have been reading my blog for a while you might have realized I love to plan. I like to know what I am… Continue reading Seeds and Planning
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
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
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
So this gardening season is slowly coming to an end. Since I am still learning about this whole process we are not planting a fall garden … this year at least. The tomatoes are still growing and turning a beautiful red. I am working on collecting seeds for next year. I am even going to… Continue reading Garden Update