The first of our harvest is starting to trickle in. Red and golden beets were on the menu tonight! This year has been a rough one for me in the garden world. My motivation to garden just hasn’t been there this year. I didn’t start my seeds exactly on time, I didn’t fertilize the raised… Read More Red and Golden Beets and Greens
So after months of not having the site up and dealing with our web host, we are back up and running! Right in time for the start of harvest time and back to school planning! Fall is coming. And it’s my happy time of year. So much to do, but how fresh and crisp everything… Read More The site is back up!
So it seems that everyone, everywhere, is posting pictures of green grass and flowers poking through the soft, springtime dirt… except me. This is what my garden beds look like. Yes, that is a raised garden bed. In the spring. This photo was taken yesterday, March 27. Last year on March 31, I planted peas,… Read More The Winter that Will Not Die
This year I have been reluctant to plant. I don’t think I have ever felt this unmotivated to start in the spring. We are in a super busy season of life and things have been a bit crazy. HOWEVER….I went to the 2nd annual Free The Seeds Event about a week ago and finally got… Read More Seed Trays, Seedlings, New Growth!
It has begun. 🙂 The slightly warmer air temperatures combined with a taste of sunshine is starting to work and is bringing the plants slowly out of their dark winter beds. The daffodils are peeking up through the pine needle mulch and some unknown flowers are also pushing up. Last weekend we put up the… Read More Spring Things
I came on the blog and realized that I hadn’t posted the wrap up for end of 2015. So here it is, probably more for my records than anything else. It is really important to keep a journal of sorts of what you did and how everything grew so you don’t repeat mistakes and so… Read More Garden Wrap Up October 2015
Garden bounty is still trickling in. Though we had a sparse year, we still got plenty of little gems like these beauties. The beautiful purple cherry tomatoes are a favorite of mine for color and beauty, though they are quite tart. This is probably due to lack of sunshine, though most people say they become… Read More Garden Bounty
It is fall again and the basil has gone to seed. Though I am down for my surgery recovery, I can sit in one spot and separate basil seeds from the chaff. I am spending time today saving basil seeds and cilantro seeds. Easy to do…I have a previous article on this here. One thing… Read More Seed Saving and Cross Pollination
So….yeah. I had to have surgery three weeks ago today and I have had to spend the last three weeks just sitting around, not able to do anything (including chasing my children about). Can I just tell you, I am TIRED of sitting in the recliner. ARGH. It is hard to not do anything. Especially… Read More Down Time
Once again, my favorite little farm in Boise, Idaho has done something amazing for the community. I love the idea of being able to give something back like this and help kids in your area. What a neat project. Well done.