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I'm not a heartless pepper killer!

Months ago, I started green peppers inside. I transplanted many outside and they survived but I planted them in a bad spot and while alive, they weren't growing. Instead of completely giving up on them, I moved them yet again to a good spot…
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Fail

Some things I've learned I don't grow well. Me or the soil, I'm not sure, but I'll try again next year if our new place has the space. Rosemary, from seed...planted twice, nothing grew. I tried watering with the rest of the herbs and watering…

Zucchinis and crooknecks and tomatoes, oh my!

Yes, I do have a "thing" for using the Wizard of Oz themed titles :p Crooknecks: Zucchinis: Roma tomatoes: Beefsteak tomato: Corn: Green beans: The thyme is FINALLY growing! And…

Too hot...dying....blech.....

I have 2 a/c units in the garage. WHY AM I HOT? Oh yeah, cause they're in the garage. WHY?!?! Oh, cause it costs an ARM and a LEG to run them. Stupid money. Too bad I can't barter with the power company...here, have some corn. Sigh. I HAVE…

Old-Time Favorites: Plants for Your Garden Worth Remembering

I found an article from gardeningknowhow.com about heirloom plants and thought someday it'd be nice to have a garden with a lot of these in it. No way am I spending the time on a garden like this unless I know we'll be there for many, many years! Remember…
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I died.

Really. When I saw the thermometer in my van and it said 106F, I died. Thankfully the a/c brought me back. Well, maybe not so much, it's still 80 degrees inside my house at 11pm and I'm miserable. I'm sure I sound melodramatic, but I tend to…

Thanks, lady

Doesn't this little guy seem to be saying something? Like, "thanks for putting up a PROPER TRELLIS, you SLACKER"? Yeah I thought so. My camera settings were odd in Super Macro mode for proper contrast and brightness, but the kids were…

I don't know a flower from a hole in the wall

I know some flowers...a few even. But I don't know what this one is. In a previously mention post, I promised pictures and here's a couple. These never bloomed last year so I mowed them down and was thinking about pulling them up to use for…

Earthworms move slow...right? Right??

So I've always been of the notion that earthworms are slow. I mean, they let you pick them up and they move around in your hand slow, then inch around in the soil slow, but apparently when they need to, they have some get-up-and-go! I went…

Rain

I was wondering if Oregon had migrated into Idaho with the serious lack of rain, but it looks like we're back to normal wet spring weather. I am enjoying not having to water the garden but really need to mow the lawn! The rain is doing amazing…

I don't like it hot, hot, hot

4-5 days of miserable hot weather. I am fighting a migraine from the heat yesterday and it was only 72!!!I'll be getting up early, watering the garden and other outside chores then hiding inside. Me no likey heat!! Hopefully the plants don't…

How do I do it??

Some people are wondering how I have the time to do everything. It just kind of happens. I use the kids as slave labor...wait, no, I can't say that. They garden with me and their homeschool day is a large part gardening right now. Every…