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Those pictures I promised

I couldn't wait to get out and get pictures...I'm like a kid opening presents with this garden :lol Here's a pea pod: One of the ripening strawberries: And the tomatoes with their new supports (the smaller plants are the early girls that I…

Today: News! Tomorrow: Pictures!

I'm so excited I can't stand it :lol I bought plant stakes at the Grocery Outlet yesterday and got plant tape at Lowes today (last roll in the whole store) and went out and took out the tomato cages I had (they were given to me, so no loss)…

I saw Noah's Ark float by.....

Not to lighten the flooding going on elsewhere in the country at all, but I flooded half the garden on Sunday. I turned on the soaker hose, set the kitchen timer and promptly forgot why I set the timer. We went out and did a bunch of stuff and…

Tater blooms and other eye candy

As requested, the russet potatoes in bloom (these are the organic store bought ones, the red seed potatoes I got aren't too far behind): While I was outside I wanted to snap a shot of the lettuce, which is amusing me with the growth.…

Holding steady

There hasn't really been much to blog about. I'm back to watering, the rain went away again. The weather's perfect, been about 70 so not too hot. Everything is growing well except the damn basil. I'll replant. Oh, the watermelons aren't doing…

And for a sixth post today

I don't normally break up a day's information into multiple posts, but I wanted to try it out today. Other then Blotanical only seeing the latest 2, I like it better. If you're reading this one, check out all the others from today! While…

The corn and the carrots

Sounds like a book. This is the biggest corn so far...a few not far behind...they're all out of seedling stage but some much smaller. 4 got trampled by a 2 year old today so we're down those most likely, but they're still doing well. I…

Awww

It's so little and cute :)

New Pea Trellis

Went to Lowes today and got a couple 10' lengths of board and redid the peas. They are much happier (and taller!) now. It was delicate work removing the old twine (which I reused as much of as I could) and keeping the vines from breaking or…

More lessons from the field

continuing on a previous post.... Pea and bean trellis needs to have vertical lines to climb the best. And "garden twine" from Lowes is crap. Look at it wrong and it snaps. Boxes are cute and fun and special garden layouts attractive,…

There's things growing!!!

I was feeling rather guilty, not checking on the garden today, so I bundled up (it was like 55F out - how did I manage living in sub-zero Idaho for so long?!?!) and went out. Plucked up a few weeds and noticed 2 itsy bitsy little green strawberries…