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!
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!
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
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
For all you in Boise/Meridian/Nampa, Idaho…this is my very favorite place to buy heirloom tomato starts. They are awesome and I love their culture. The video I am posting is last years, but my absolute favorite. The plant sale this year will be starting May 9 and 10 and continuing on the 16th and 17th! … Read More Peaceful Belly Plant Sale!!!
It’s no secret that I am not a huge fan of cats. It’s not that I don’t think they are cute and cuddly, it’s just that I HATE them using my veggie garden as their own personal toilet. I have tried various methods to keep the cats away (orange peels, cayenne pepper, etc., etc.)… Read More Keeping Cats Out of Your Garden
Here is a planting record sheet for your own personal use. I made it today to help with my own garden record keeping. Hope that you find it helps you keep an idea of what you have done and what worked for you! I know I just can’t seem to remember what I have done… Read More Planting Record
I haven’t posted in almost a year. It has been a rough year for planting. Last winter, on the 24th day of January, I started onion starts, lettuces, artichokes, and kohlrabi. On the first day of February, I started about 50 tomato plants. On February 16, I started about 50 more. Early February I also… Read More Spring Planting
Last year I tried a new-to-me method for my tomato starts. Unfortunately, I moved and didn’t get so see the results of my experiment. This method has been recommended for either those who want to grow really strong tomato plants or those who end up with very leggy tomato starts. It is a method that… Read More Trench Planting Tomatoes