Here are some of the Morning Glory I have for this year. <div></div> This is my Blue Tri Color Morning Glory
“If you are looking for me,” my answering machine reports, “I’m still in the blueberries. When I get my life back, I’ll give you a call.” The good news is that I have passed the peak of the picking when I picked three and a half buckets. Took me close to 5 hours. Now the tops of the bushes are nude and the ripening fruit is all down on the lower half which means you feel like you have planted a rice field by the time you are done. The weather has c...
It won’t be long until I be readying myself for what I’ve heard some call, Winter Sowing. Have you heard of it?It’s where you use things like milk jugs, plastic containers, etc….fill with potting soil and seeds…...leave it outside ALL winter…..then in early spring you have your little miniature greenhouses full of sprouting seeds.I’ve been doing it for a few years and always have great results. You really do get flowers a lot earlier. I use milk ...
Progressing through out “SPICES”, we look at Creativity and the impact gardening has on this area of our development. Creativity is a vital part of living a healthy life. It comes into play with problem-solving, with envisioning possibilities, and with expressing one’s inner self, (to name a few areas). As gardeners, we are constantly being creative – from planning our gardens regarding contents as well as lay-out, to finding ways to work with Mother Nature. Ther...
I was out taking some pics of the garden the other day and thought I’d post a couple blossom shots. The pumpkins only open in the morning. You can see a couple watermelons stariting to fatten up next to them. The sunflowers have started to sag and shrivle, I think due to the cucumbers blocking their sun, but the smaller blossoms are still looking happy.
Well its not been the quiet Summer I had planned for, but it never is. Had to get a new computer then some other things happened, anyway hoping for a quiet Autumn. I know I am a bit early for that but I am ready for it. Let me update some stuff for you. Homemade Bird Feeder: Still works like a charm but the birds are not having much interest in the food anymore. ??Container Gardens: Still beautiful, dying off for the change in weather though, they say its going to be outrageous hot ...
This is a GATEWAY to postings at GardenTenders.com that are tagged as “preserving”. Here are our: Preserving Projects Preserving Blogs Preserving Forum Topics And for “Pressure Canning”: Projects Blog* Forum Topics (also, here are the blogs tagged as CS1 for our “preserving the produce” challenge)
Well, I’d been sharing the “winners” with you all on recipes that have been drop dead wonderful, so I thought I’d send over the latest few. This one is for Red Tomato Relish.. It’s everything I was hoping the green tomato ketchup would have been. 1 bucket tomatoes (2 gallons) 1 C of 90 grain vinegar 2 C sugar 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp allspice 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp cloves 1/2 tsp chili powder 4 green peppers 4 small onions Scald t...
June 19/10 ... my crops may not be doing well, production-wise, but we are reaping the benefits of watching nature. Some of the following photos I have shown before and some are new. This spring we have been blessed with the following experiences: Baby SparrowRick found this little guy this morning and when he put it up in a tree it flew away to another tree. That was a good sign re: survival. Baby SwallowsWe will get to watch these young ones for a while longer as they are just s...
Permaculture is a set of techniques and principles to design and implement sustainable human settlements. It is dependent on place and each garden is different, with diverse climates, resources and needs. This book seeks to aid the gardener in finding the potential of his/her garden, treating the entire property, including the buildings, as part of a living and dynamic ecosystem. I recommend this book to anyone who is also trying to “grow their way to freedom”. The book is geared toward a...
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