Evil weeds must DIE

It's becoming oddly satisfying ripping weeds out. I went out and weeded and watered the garden but still had the urge to rip up the little yard-wrecking (they're the spiny ouchy weeds for the most part) plants by their roots, so I tackled the…

Lessons from the field

errr, garden. This will likely become a page all to itself, depending on how much I find I've learned. To start, I have learned the peas need very little nitrogen. So little that even dried grass clippings as mulch at their base will "burn"…
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The good kind of tired

Most days I'm tired but it's not a satisfying kind of tired. Today however, hoo-boy. My to do list was fairly simple: mow the lawn and transplant the tomatoes and blueberries. But what I got done was a bit more: Mowed the backyard …

Today in pictures

As promised, here's some pictures of the garden's progress. Potatoes. In front (bottom) are the 3 russets from organic store bought potatoes. The rest are reds from seed potatoes. I need to build the dirt up on each plant...with no experience…

Little update

The garden is doing super. Though I keep leaving the tomatoes out too long while hardening them off and they’re protesting with pale leaves and slowed growth, but still plugging along. I’ll probably transplant them the first sunny warm day…

24 hours in a garden

The heat finally left us and we were greeting to wonderfully rainy, 55 degree weather this morning. I was thrilled. So with the rain, I didn't bother watering today and instead of checking on the garden every few hours (I'm a little obsessive),…

*Emerges from the sweltering heat* (with pictures!)

I haven't succumbed from the heat yet. The garden hasn't either. It's coming along quite well actually, everything is sprouted and doing well except the cucumbers, who I think just need more time. The only "problem" is there's something eating…

Soaker hoses and mistaking radishes for carrots and pests, oh my

So the whole soaker hose/clay soil thing isn't working as well as I thought it would. The area we planted the taters and corn in is lower then the rest, with the area the taters are in the lowest...with the clay soil, the water drains very slow,…

Slow Blog Day

Sorry for the lack of bloggage - I finally was able to get busy with work and have been working and grocery shopping and other inside household stuff today. We had company yesterday ...been hectic. I have to finish my watering system tomorrow.…

Water issue and heat

So the soaker hose in clay soil is a precarious dance of getting enough water and not forgetting about it and flooding the whole potato crop in the process. Time for a timer. I sure hope the taters don't mind the 2 complete drenchings they've…

Aerial view of the garden & grapes and blueberries, oh my!

I finally got some soaker hoses to try out. I didn't have enough to do the entire garden so I did some research on soaker hoses and watering methods to make sure it was worth buying more (apparently it is, most pages I read on watering suggest…

Today in the garden, I found

Potatoes sprouting! At least two! I actually had to dig a little to find it, they're kinda growing level with the ground and a little bit up. One russet and one red that I found, but I didn't want to go messing with all of them, so I'm sure…