Yeah, I told you I would keep you posted. I totally didn’t eat the over-wintered beets. I was worried that something might be wrong with them. I probably should have. I’ll bet they were fine. So, sorry about that. I will stick to trying to eat all the beets in the season in which they… Read More Over-Wintering Beets
Well…things have changed. I am working in the church garden, but NOT the community garden. Hubby and I decided that that would be just a bit too much especially with the traveling we wanted to do this summer. We made a great decision. I would have been overwhelmed. We just returned from our 2 weeks… Read More Gardening Update – July 20, 2012
Well, there it is folks. The big field at the church garden. This is the empty (and intimidating -it’s so huge when you are hand planting) field. After a few hours today we have four long rows now planted out in potatoes, two in sweet corn, and three with a mix of carrots, beets, bush… Read More Church Garden – The Empty Intimidating Field
It is almost that time…the true planting date for our area! This quick reference frost chart gives you a pretty good idea of when that will be in some major U.S. cities. Our date is May 10 according to the chart. That’s an average, remember. But it is a pretty close guess. In the Boise,… Read More Garden Update and What is Coming Up Next
The tomatoes, as noted in the last post, were turning into giants. And, I think, flaring my allergies. So I have taken all of the large ones out to the garage and will begin to harden them off. This is a process where you put them outside during the day and bring them in at… Read More Garden Update + Using Walls of Water with Tomato Cages
Already up: (some) peas, beets, arugula, spinach, buttercrunch lettuce, oakleaf lettuce, chives, garlic Waiting to see: royal red lettuce, swiss chard, alyssum (carpet of snow) Just planted: more peas, royal red lettuce, onions, radishes, carrots, Muscles’ giant cabbage (a school project that I really hope I don’t kill), the fruit trees at the church garden,… Read More The Spring Report
I have always wanted an orchard. A lovely place to sit under the flowering trees on a late spring day and read a great book. Guess what? I don’t have an orchard, but I have something close. A friend with lots of land!!! And guess what? She wants an orchard too!!! How exceptionally cool is… Read More Trees!!!
It is a good time to start getting your seeds and starting some indoors if you haven’t already. End of February and first of March are perfect where I live for starting indoor seeds. I am always excited to start getting the seed catalogs over the end of the winter and I save them for… Read More Ordering Seeds