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The Mango Experiment Part 2

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. C. S. Lewis A few weeks ago, July 12 to be exact, I showed you part one of the… Continue reading The Mango Experiment Part 2

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Don’t Blame Your Beige Thumb!

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement. -C.S. LewisWhen I talk to others about gardening I normally get one of two responses. The first is one of enthusiasm: "Oh I like gardening too. Right now I am growing (insert plant name here)." The other response is, "I just don't have a green thumb."… Continue reading Don’t Blame Your Beige Thumb!

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The Tomatoes Move Into Their Home and Meet the Neighbors

Third time's a charm -Said by a lot of people As many of you know, I discussed the topic of transplanting tomatoes TWICE and it was contrary to many gardening belief systems. I defied that idea using  Emilee and Jere Gettle's wisdom and Winston Churchill's words to back my theories. Some things just need to be repeated.… Continue reading The Tomatoes Move Into Their Home and Meet the Neighbors

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An answer at last in reference to the unidentified plant

I posed a question about a plant a while back. Remember "Eesa Fuji?" Well I downloaded an app called garden compass and it allowed me to send the picture to an expert. Here was their response: "Difficult to tell without the flowers, but appears to belong to the Wisteria genus, a twining woody vine that… Continue reading An answer at last in reference to the unidentified plant

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The Difference Between Surviving and Flourishing

Hibiscus flowers do not require water, the blooms will stay viable until their time has passed, with or without watering. http://www.hibiscus-flower.com/ When we moved into this house, my friend told me that the small bushes that were planted in front of the house were Hibiscus bushes. I was very excited about having Hibiscus bushes in… Continue reading The Difference Between Surviving and Flourishing

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Another sprout update

Now my friends, all seeds have sprouted except for our beloved Jalepenos! (My husband laid hands on them and said a heartfelt prayer this morning). If they don't sprout soon I might need to try again with fresh seeds. The good news is, we have yellow pear tomato, speckled roman tomato, tomatillo, better boy tomato,… Continue reading Another sprout update

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Keep a record of when you fertilize so you won’t forget when to fertilize again (lots of pictures)

Had a good and busy day in the garden today and yesterday: I added a couple more flower plants in this entry bed. I added some flowers to this spot as well. In this area I also buried fertilizers around the first 9 Hibiscus bushes. I learned through my research that Hibiscus plants need approximately… Continue reading Keep a record of when you fertilize so you won’t forget when to fertilize again (lots of pictures)

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Trying a New Seed Starting Method

I recently saw someone use egg shells to start seeds on Pinterest and I wanted to try it myself. My added touch? I used a sharpie to label the seeds so that I remember what I planted and when. When the seedlings are the desired size for transplanting, I can bury the eggshell right into… Continue reading Trying a New Seed Starting Method