Well, This Blog post will be kind of short. I was having issues with the City and my other property. Getting on me bout the wood and things in the yard from the Previous house I demolished, took me a few years to get the help needed to get things cleaned up. Now that everything is cleaned up, All I got to worry about is getting 2 mounds of dirt leveled out and rolled out before next years growing season. So on a good note, Everything is coming together nicely, Yard is cleaned up, Woo...
I can’t wait for late Spring to get here or even early Spring to get some of my Plants started for Summer Planting. I rescently tore down the house next to me that I bought. Now I have a BIGGER yard for myself and my Dogs to Roam around Plus a Garden Plot I can get going. I’m thnking of building 4 to 6 Beds 4×4 with Cinderblocks 2 High. This will also give me the ability to Plant some border Plants in the holes of the Blocks to prevent Pest from getting to my Plants. ...
Harvesting vegetables before summer dormancy starts.First time we got any significant amount of beans Sherry tomatos, the season is just too short over here for any other type of tomatos Finally radish leaves. There’s a Chinese proverb that says something along the lines of “when people eat radish leaves the doctors are starving…”
July 17/13 Today’s bean harvest was enough to can…. so, in this hot hot weather, out came the pressure canner. I cleaned the beans and cut them into pieces; put them in sterilized pint jars; added boiling water; did the pressure canning process (10 psi for 20 minutes) and voila .. 6 pints of beans for winter eating. I’ve never preserved green beans before so we’ll see how tasty they are down the road. I guess we should use one jar to check it out. I will have ...
Does anyone or has anyone already got some Land Tilled up for a Garden this year? I’m on the Look out for some helping hands to help me till up a section in the yard for a Garden. I’m in a Chair and can’t handle a Tiller to do it myself, It really Sucks cause it limits my ability to do some things like this when I need it most for the outside time. Oh well, I can still do the Planting on my own lol. Looking to get some Beans, Tomatos, maybe Corn and some peppers th...
Dec. 15/12 I was looking for a nice baked beans recipe and found this one here. Of course I was going to use ingredients that I had canned. I opened a 1/2 pint jar of bacon and used the grease to saute an onion.I rehydrated some of my home-grown green pepper, chopped it up and added it to the onion.I added three jars of beans.I then tossed in a 1/2 pint jar of barbecue sauce I had preserved (basically salsa with brown sugar and molasses)I added and additional 1/2 c of brown sugar, 1/...
October 4/12 It came.The pressure mounted.Things calmed down.And I survived. Today was the big day – the arrival of the pressure cooker. I was as excited as I was terrified. I decided to can some beans, plain old beans for the first attempt. That way it would be the least expensive “screw up” if I did it wrong. A 16 oz package of dried beans made 5 pint jars. I did a total of 14 pints; that was one canner full, making the most of the electricity to do the cooking...
Well, it has been a while since I posted anything, been busy with work and other things. The garden is doing great, everything is growing and the weather got really warm, upper 80’s for the future and possibly 90+ in a week or two. The tomatoes are loving the heat and are really putting out the blossoms. Here is a picture of the Ildi tomato plant that has a bunch of blossoms that are starting to open. never seen anything like this before. Here is another picture of the first r...
The following additions have been made to my terrace garden. Encouraged from the project on coleus posted by Iris, most of them are varieties of coleus which are known for their vibrant and colorful foliage. Two of them are with flower spikes which I will pinch back to prevent them from getting leggy and encourage them to grow sideways. Propogation is very easy by softwood cuttings. I am planning to grow a mixture of them in one container which I think will look very attractive. Note the las...
Well at several days overdue with this baby, I am very glad that I was able to get out and plant a few things already.Oh and the herbs are just going nuts right now, I am not a huge sage fan but like to have it for the occasional dish, well I am gonna have to find more ways to use it or buck it back as it is just exploding this year. The thyme is doing well, but i use it a lot so it never gets a chance to really go crazy. and my parsley seeded itself all over the garden so I am enjoying wat...
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