"My tip to start out, crowd your plants together in just the space you have enough fertilizer for & don't walk on any of it! I started over on new property in 1979 with a shovel, & a rectangle the size of a shower door because I owned 6…"
"I put Borax down where ground wasp nest was and the living still around trying to find their kin I guess. Just seeing if this moves the living on and then dig up the dead.Yesterday Canada Post delivered keys for multi mailboxes as of August 17th, no…"
"Lorraine you are right most people now a days don't have a clue. This place sure took the wind out of my sails with all the new challenges. I just shared one of my first 2 little lemon cukes w/ Nancy tonight. It was yummy and crisp. Took a road…"
"I think I mentioned I took 2 of 3 of palettes up and out of garden due to ground wasps. Keeping one unless ground wasps take that one over. I overdid it yesterday so relaxing. I can see my veggie garden from bathroom window to check and make sure…"
"Muriel, Congratulations on your garden tips request. Hope you can motivate future gardeners to love their surroundings & cherish time spent outdoors! We need Beauty to soften our hearts towards each other.
I have been veg gardening for 40+ yrs…"
"Unloaded truck of horse manure in to one of my new beds, I filled it half up now I need to get some soil in it and it will be almost ready for my asparagus seedlings I started from seed. I need to start some more seeds in some pots. I will be adding…"
"Good day Sacramento contacted me to see if I would let them put my garden on the morning show Sunday for tips on how to garden in a drought. Now I'm scrambling to put it in order. Went out yesterday to find the squash covered in…"
"My zucs are up on 2 leaves, I had baby lemon cukes when I left Sun. Just got home from working in tri-cities and mowing the school lawn. Think my friend from church is going to help me get the 2x8s off the leanto. Garlic chives blooming their pretty…"
"2 of 3 palettes pulled due to ground wasps in 1 of 3. I drowned the majority. Joy I got my onions out. But I did get one sting. Level off and then put some grass seed down in vacant spots. For once got really messy in the garden. My veggies are…"
"Thanks Muriel I also pick Cuks today as well the Armenian. Im about to pull the other cuks out and Plant bush cukes or some thing different. Pulled the green beans out today. You have a nice harvest there.
"Looking good Muriel, happy for you, thanks for the pics of something to drool over. Hope it doesn't take me too long to get this place into good condition as we are probably going to have an other dry year next year too. Great how you…"
"If I can find a memory card holder to put into laptop to transfer photos to laptop,I will start sharing. While staying at friends home on west coast he and his wife showed me how to use my digital camera."
"Muriel, could be heading to water restrictions where I live. South Saskatchewan River that flows through is shrinking. I guess one good thing , City works can clean the bottom of river of tossed bicycles etc.
Did a shorter lawn cut to rid of…"
Thanks to all for the welcome. Today is Tuesday, March 5th, and Nashville, Tenn., has been experiencing cold, intermittant rain and snow. Had a brief warm break a few weeks ago and got started on the beds, but Thurs-Sat. promise to be 45-55 degree weather and dry, so hope to get out and set up 3-4 more raised beds. Two-thirds of the backyard is flowers and relaxing area, a third for fruit and vegetables. Planning to grow more vegetables this year, so turning grass space into raised beds. Have a bank of blackberries along the north side of the back yard, and three heavily producing fig trees, with raspberries in between two of the fig trees. Three compost pits form the eastern edge of the vegetable garden, along with an old potting shed that needs to be replaced. Planning to put in couple of connected ponds on the other side of the back yard this year, if I find the time. That side of the yard has a miniature magnolia tree, lots of Hosta varieties, ferns, flowers that reseed themselves, and rooted greenery that bursts forth as soon as spring arrives. Lots to do, but I'm bless, and I love being in the garden. Always feel closer to my God there.