Ingredients 1 box of spaghetti noodles (or your favorite pasta) 2 sweet pepper, diced 1 cucumber, sliced 1 cup of tomatoes, diced 1 can of sliced black olives, drained 1/2 cup of your favorite cheese 1 bottle of Italian Dressing (I prefer low fat because it has a tangier flavor) Directions Cook pasta according to … Continue reading Recipes from the Garden: Garden Pasta Salad
August 1st marks the celebration of the first harvest; Lughnasadh. The celebration of the sun, of life, and of the harvest. By this point, I've already harvested a few plants (especially if I'm growing peas) but it marks the time when the garden really begins to flourish. Tomatoes and peppers are being picked by the … Continue reading The Garden in August
"I'm not going to do a garden next year." That's what I keep telling my husband. Gardens are a lot of time and hard work. But when January rolls around, I know I'll start planning. I know I'll pull out my notes and garden layout from this year. I know I'll start looking at seeds … Continue reading I’m not going to do a garden next year.
Have I been busy or what. At one point, in a two week period, I was home for 3 nights. The adventures never stop. Unfortunately, my garden has taken a bit of a hit. Weeds were starting to get a bit out of control and my plants are well over-do for a good feeding. … Continue reading How the time Flies
I have noticed an increase in insect activity in the garden over the past couple of days. Bugs that I haven't previously encountered are roaming my crops. I panic, and then my reasoning kicks in. Off to google I go. The Mexican Beetle Enemy This one surprised me. I thought it might be something similar … Continue reading New Allies and New Enemies
Plants are growing. Flowers are blooming. Cool crop harvests are wrapping up. It's a beautiful time for transition. I could spend hours photographing and observing these changes occur in my garden.
I was catching up on some reading this morning and came across this posting- 27 Tips from a Master Gardener - published on The Survival Mom. There are some great tips in there, some of which I already practice and some I had never heard of. Either way, I thought it was interesting enough to share.
There's a lot going on in the garden these days. New plants are going in daily, and the cool weather crops are being harvested. My Holmes Royal Radishes are coming up and oh do they taste delicious. This is my first time growing radishes. It is not what I expect and in the future, I … Continue reading The First of the Harvest
Okay, so maybe I exaggerated a bit. It was one beetle on one eggplant but that little guy was hungry. And one of the weirdest pests I have ever seen. It took me a little while to figure out what it was. I had never seen anything like it before. I thought it was some … Continue reading The Invasion Clavate Tortoise Beetle
For years, my husband I have dreamt of owning a piece of land. Some place far away from any major city or a large population of people. Some place where we can spend hours hiking, exploring waterfalls, or just enjoying the view. Some place we can call home. Five years ago we found that perfect … Continue reading Home Sweet Home