Garden update followed by cute sleeping collie

Things are coming along well in the garden (and indoors under the lights).  Spring is officially here and excitement is in the air.  Here are a few photos of what’s growing currently.             So there you have it and now as promised, cute sleeping collie: Happy Spring everyone!

List It Out – Veggie Garden 2011

So far, on the list for the veggie garden we have: Spinach Peas (shelling) Strawberries (everbearing, planted last year) Blueberries (bushes still small won’t get many) Nantes Carrots Music Garlic (hard neck) Soft neck Garlic (potted) Cal Wonder Peppers Jalapeno Peppers (Early) Tomato Red Oxheart Tomato Roma Cherry Black Zucchini Blue Lake Pole Beans Contender … Continue reading

The Official First Garden Post of 2011

I’m calling it.  This is it.  It’s officially the beginning of our 2011 garden!     If you are wondering about the white pvc tubes, those are my watering tubes.  I center a short piece of pipe and fill my seed flats with dirt around it.  Space seeds accordingly around the flat (depending on seed … Continue reading

60 degrees and strawberries

  These strawberries, and the unusually warm weather, inspired me to get out and clear a bunch of the beds today.  The littles all being off school made for excellent garden help also, although only ice cream would persuade them really.  I guess only old moms like myself fall for the strawberry trick.  Oh who … Continue reading

I am an urban homesteader

Well maybe not in the full sense of the word (thanks, or I should say no thanks, to my local jurisdiction).  I don’t have chickens, ducks, goats or a bee hive.  My compost worm colony is very active and thriving however.  It is in the works to sell this house and move to a more … Continue reading

July 2010, Welcome to the jungle… I mean garden

july2010 207 Originally uploaded by 3andholding This was a great garden full of fun, sun and challenges. 2011 will be better after what I learned works best in our area and for my family. Can’t wait!

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