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.
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