Can you believe it's May already?! Where is the time going? I don't know about you but I've been extremely busy getting gardens prepped, plants watered, and planting whenever I can. April has been such a blur that I couldn't even remember the goals I set for myself. After a cup of tea and a … Continue reading May Mayhem
Welcome to April! March was a busy month for me. Not only did the nursery get upgrades, but new plants have been sprouting almost daily, and new seeds have been requiring extra attention while they germinate. As for my March goals, I was able to complete almost everything on my list, including a few extras … Continue reading April Goals
Seeds are sprouting, the soil is being fed, and my kitchen is aglow with light. Yep. It's growing season. While it remains...refreshingly...cold outside, inside I have 73 quite happy seedlings growing in the warmth of my nursery. And more on the way. This includes several tomato plants, who germinated faster than any tomato plant I … Continue reading It’s Growing Season!
As winter draws to a close, gardening has once again become the primary focus in my life. Yesterday's beautiful sunshine finally gave me some time to start assessing the gardens. The Vegetable Garden I started playing around with the new layout to the garden. Switching from a combination of columns and rows to rows only … Continue reading The Gardens in March
If the arrival of the catalogs was exciting, then you know the arrival of new seeds is a thrill. Images of tiny plants sprouting from the soil in the mini greenhouses fill my imagination. The joys of watching them grow, eventually moving into larger containers and under the larger grow lights. Scribbling notes on how … Continue reading The Arrival of the Seeds
The Old Farmer's Almanac posted an article on Facebook today entitled "What To Do With Fall Leaves." I have a couple of huge oak trees, none of which I can fit my arms around. They drop plenty of leaves to keep me busy in the fall. This year, I'd like to put them to work in … Continue reading Using Leftover Leaves
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.
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
I get these ideas sometimes. They are great ideas. Practical ideas. However, they tend to make things a little more complicated. My garden's structural design originally was simple, natural structures. This would help keep cost down and would result in me spending more time in a forest, gathering supplies. Bonus. Although spending time in the forest … Continue reading Mini-Greenhouses that Convert
I'm taking a moment to breathe. We have all had those days or weeks even, where everything seems to be non-stop. Home from work, take care of the garden, do some light (and I mean very light reading), process some photographs, play with the pets, and go to bed (if I'm lucky) around 1 or … Continue reading How About Those Goals?