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Yes, it’s still very much winter here in zone 6, but even here, English peas go in the ground pretty early. We grow ours in raised beds so maybe we can get them in a…
I live in the Desert S.W. Over the 12 yrs. of crazy gardening, I went through an obsessive phase and ended up an organic gardener with a Cert. Wildlife Habitat. It just means I provide water, shelter, nesting and plantings that support the many needs from the tiny insects to whatever else travels here. My flowers are more prolific than those I see around the community, so inviting them in was a blessing. Of coarse that includes the flowering of all herbs and veggies. I found when I really…Continue
CREATIVE HELP PLEASE! does anyone know where to get some CHEEP tree faces or how to make them oUt of anything? I love the faces looking out of the yard but 20-30$ for one face is just too much. I need some creative minds to give me some ideas!
I was looking through some old photos of my gardening projects. I came across this project my daughter and I worked on together in 2007. Following an article from Better Homes & Gardens, we cast several large leaves from our garden into concrete. I wanted to be able to stick them into the ground around our pond, so bought some 'Martha Stewart' double tonged garden marker stakes - and stuck them into the bottom of the concrete so they would dry in place. After a couple days,…Continue
Fighting pests in our gardens couldn't be easier with a few easy to grow plants that take care of themselves. They can be planted covertly among your vegetables, or prominantly displayed within flowerbeds close by.
Vegetable garden friendly flowers need only to be planted once, and they'll return to help you fight…Continue
The hardy kiwi is an exciting vine to have growing in your garden that many people…Continue
I planted my seedlings on the 12th and one week later, I already have seedlings coming up in the trays that I used the seed heat mats. I think I may have to look into purchasing a couple more. Right now, I just rotated trays so that the ones that have not sprouted yet are now on a heat mat. As the seedlings…Continue
My seeds arrived!!!
I am most excited to plant them...Can you tell?.... ha ha ha.... I can plant all my lettuce at the same time now. I will be putting them in the coffee cans.…Continue
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Okay I want to start this off by saying I have yet to plant this little beauty, but it is one…Continue
It is only the middle of Febuary down here in the Gulf Coast area but spring is just around the corner, hovering. The weather gurus do not predict any more freezing temps here, our last average frost date is March 1st, but according the them, there are no jet stream propelled artic blasts headed our way. So, while I know I am taking a chance here, basing my gardening start on the weather people I am starting anyway. It has been so mild many things did not die at all, some are still…Continue
Cold days and colder nights, can;t wait for the warmer weather again so i can start growing some more plants.
I went to the garden this morning and picked a basket full of collards and some kale. I put most of that in the freezer and then saved a mess of collards to cook for lunch. They were so tender and took no time at all to cook! Looking forward to the left overs tomorrow. Do you know they taste even better the next day? Friday I pulled a big bowl full of turnips. I seasoned them up with a pan full of other root veggys…Continue
Okay, maybe I'm a little behind on ordering my seeds... I did it though... Hoorray! I went to one of my favorite catalogs and looked at it for a couple of weeks!! I couldn't quite make-up my mind... I did a lot of thought, remember I have to be very thoughtful... One of the thoughts is, that I am really excited to have a variety of lettuce..…Continue
Imagine my surprise to see that I had been featured here on Garden- Share. It's been months since I've had a chance to visit the site, but it felt like an old friend had dropped an impromtu note to say hello and remind me there is another world out there.
Since June of 2011, I've been a full time caregiver for my 79 y.o. Mom, who fell on June 21 and broke her left hip. Six months later on December 14 she fell again and broke her right hip and elbow. It's been a tough…Continue
I thought that I would have planted my Blackberries by now, but unfortunately or fortunately for me, I haven't yet! I did say that I wanted to plant it in a container... I just can't seem to get an idea. I have scouted my tiny backyard.…Continue
Ground Hog day. Spring is close and I can feel it coming on. What to do? Remain calm I have 6 more weeks.
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