I wonder how many watermelon I will get from my 25 cent investment?
For this week's update I decided that rather than showing you the full garden tour (see last tour here) I will show you some big highlights. Our sugar baby watermelon plant has flowers! Grow watermelons grow! A salad pot of Arugula, lettuce, and chives is sprouting what will be "cut and come again" salad! Since … Continue reading Our Garden – June 12 2019 – A Bountiful Harvest is Coming
It's May 13, 2019 in Zone 8b and I decided my potato vine was dead enough for me to check and see what's under the soil. The think about root vegetables, especially potatoes, is that you never know what's beneath the soil. Side note: it's good to have a daily time to walk the garden … Continue reading Harvesting Potatoes, Finding “Volunteer Veggies”, Thinning, and Transplanting (5.13.19)
It's April 2019 in Zone B and my seedlings are emerging! I love how spring is full of hope as the beginnings of new plants break through the soil and grow a little more each day. If my seed packets are correct, I may begin harvesting food from these tiny seedlings as early as June! … Continue reading My Spring/Summer Seedlings Are Emerging
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
Previously in this blog, and across social media, I shared terrifying photos. Hornworm poop Hornworm EggsWhile their presence seems to be dwindling, I still see some signs that they are around like bare stems here and there. So after some other gardeners shared with me how much easier it is to spot hornworms at night … Continue reading Using a Blacklight to Find “Hard to Spot” Pests in the Garden
I learned how to spot hawk moth eggs and various destructive caterpillars, but could I catch the moth somehow?
Immediately I wondered what these tiny eggs where on the tomato leaves.
I cannot believe what just defiled my garden.
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