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. ...
A few weeks ago I finally managed to get the long awaited garden shed built. Getting the agreement to build the shed had been a more difficult process than actually building it, if you recall an earlier post I did here about the Garden Shed Controversy. Once it was settled to build the shed, my wife pitched in and we had it built in the course of a weekend and few evenings and fresh coat of paint and roof shingles added the following Saturday. After spending the late afternoon and early eveni...
My tomatoes are finally coming in fairly steadily, but then again the cold weather is starting in on us a little early too. I’ve been covering them here and there, watching the forecasts and checking the actual temperature each night. I’ve re-used plastic table cloths from a work event to cover them, coupled with some utility lights underneath to provide a little extra heat. The cold has all but killed some of the more delicate flowers and my cucumbers, squash & melons, bu...
Before I get to the gardens themselves, I’m going start with a few items that I consider to be some of my main “crops,” mainly the beans & tomatoes, as they are planted all over the place, and thusly have a bit more of a story than, say, the onions (though I could talk for at least 20 minutes about my onions this year). As for the tomatoes, I know I have 14 plants, with six varieties planted, but there might be more. Each year, at the end of the season, I dig a compost pit for the win...
Way too many things getting in the way of quality time to post here this year, but thought I’d sneak in a tomato posting (pasting?). Went all organic this year, only used rich mulch and simple mulch tea to feed. Even used a banana/coffee/bonemeal tea to combat some end-rot that started early on just one variety – haven’t seen it on the later tomatoes. But I’ve heard there’s not much you can do, you have to start correctly to avoid the rot (which I though I had...
Sept. 27/12 This year my main goal (other than the big get-together) was to start saving seeds. This year hardly any of my crops produced anything, other than the tomatoes and peppers. Fortunately these are key elements in my garden as I preserve a lot of salsa. As for the goal of seed-saving, however, I basically gave up on that this year because of the lack of good crops. I will buy some (hopefully) good seed next year and work from it. Having said all that, as I was picking som...
My eggplant and Julia Child and Aunt Madge tomatoes are finally getting bigger Eggplant Eggplant Julia Child Aunt Madge cherry tomatoes
My veggie gardens are doing great so far and have really come back after being so damaged by the late frost this year. Amish PasteTomato This is my Julia Child Tomatoes and I have carrots growing in between them. Boxes are yellow Sweet Peppers in front of Julia Child tomato garden Cucumber #2 will be ready to pick tomorrow My first cucumber of the year.What a delicious sandwich it made. First cucumber for this year
May 16/12 As part of my gardening area I have a fenced in blueberry patch. In it, I dumped buckets and buckets of leaves last fall and the year before in order to help create an acidic soil for the blueberries. Last spring, I planted a row of tomatoes on the north side of the fence. All I did was put a layer of newspaper on top of the grass, throw a shovelful’s worth of soil on top for each plant and stuck in the little tomato plant. (I later extended the fence to enclose the toma...
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