I cannot believe July is almost over and I haven't posted anything since June. I think that is a true sign of being in the throws of the doggiest days of summer. Several of my vegetable plants called it quits while others are just getting started and others are trucking along just fine. I still … Continue reading Spider Mites Oh My! New Video…
This week's garden video is brought to you on Youtube! https://youtu.be/Umq4_mdJ6vM See my latest video!I'm slowly but surely learning videography and enjoying the process. I could've waited to achieve perfection making this video but then you wouldn't get an update this week. Informal it is! I hope you enjoy seeing what's growing (and what's not) … Continue reading June 2019 Garden Tour (New Video)
Last year I wrote a few posts on tackling a Hornworm problem: Using a Blacklight to Find “Hard to Spot” Pests in the Garden I Found A Way To Stay On Top Of The Hornworm Problem How You Can Identify a Hornworm Problem Before You Spot the Worm And now I have a video tip … Continue reading Hornworms will never get the best of me again!
Welcome to my weekly update here in the garden blog. As of this morning my first female squash flower opened so I used a Qtip to manually pollinate the flower to ensure pollination and production. I also have new seedlings emerging, new transplants in failed spots, and more growth throughout. Let me show you around! … Continue reading Our Garden – May 29 2019 – Pollinating Squash And Other Updates
In the last post I shared how my backyard vegetable plants were doing May 1 and now is like to share how they look one week later. I also noticed some chew holes in my Serrano Pepper plants. I wasn't sure which pest was doing the damage but today the mystery was solved. Here's a … Continue reading Our Garden – May 8 2019 Plants Are Growing and So Is…
I thought it would be nice to share progress updates this year so here it goes. Many of these seeds were planted around April 13 and here's how they look on May 1 here in zone 8b. A summer squash has sprouted. So has Zucchini. Plus a sugar baby watermelon One bean plant I see … Continue reading Our Garden – May 1 2019
"Momma, I'm hungry. I would like banana bread." Knowing my four year old wouldn't enjoy waiting nearly two hours for a slice of homemade banana bread, and seeing my overripe bananas that could old be fit for a bread or the trash, I turned to the muffin recipe! It was actually pretty simple. It comes … Continue reading Overripe Bananas but no time for Banana Bread? Try Muffins
Merry Christmas friends and readers! Today we had our traditional chicken tamales for dinner and our favorite pecan pie for dessert. In the past I shared with you how I made my tamales (see that post here), so this time I'd like to share our favorite cheesecake pecan pie recipe. It's wonderful because we get … Continue reading Merry Christmas with our favorite holiday pie!
Earlier this year, I saw how a gardener had harvested nearly 30 sweet potatoes from 1 sweet potato planted in the garden bed. I was inspired! I planted a sweet potato in a pot in my mother's garden! We started with a potato that was growing slips. We slightly covered it with soil low in … Continue reading We harvested our first ever sweet potatoes!
Where is November going? This season is changing way too quickly for me! The other day I trimmed up some stressed summer plants to see if they could give me just a little BIT more before the colder temps set in and now it's going to be Thanksgiving Week and Jack Frost is nipping away. … Continue reading The Season is Changing, So I got to Work Harvesting and Storing