My babies are growing up!

I'm just amazed how much better these are doing then my last attempt at gardening in Idaho (the time before that I was successful, but again, we were in Oregon, though North-East). Roma and beefsteak tomatoes, broccoli, snow pea, green beans…

Yard Work

The front yard has these curved areas wrapping around the front and side of the house, and along the sidewalk and into the side yard, they're full of roses and rhododendrons, a big wisteria and other bushes. The weeds in these areas have gotten…

More seedlings

I have beefsteak and roma tomato seedlings coming out my ears. I thinned them out and transplanted many of all the seedlings to their own peat pots for ease in planting this coming week (if it stops raining). I also planted the asparagus, but…

Snow?

Monday night A few rain showers this evening mixing with snow showers overnight. Low 36F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 30%. Tuesday Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. Snow may mix in early. High around 50F. Winds…

Beautiful, productive day

Got out into the garden today and prepped the back left square as best I could (tons of root balls and rocks and chunks of glass), and planted the strawberries, and put the fence up. Sadie (dog) was very put out that we did that to her, but…

Sunset New Western Garden Book 1981 to 2008

My dad has/gave me a 1981 edition of the Sunset New Western Garden Book...I grew up with the book in our house, I'd spend hours looking at all the plants (wish some of the knowledge had absorbed).. unfortunately it's very outdated. Many varieties…

Tiller

I finally broke down and ordered a tiller - a Mantis 2 cycle. They have a 4 pay plan that is easier to work then then one big chunk. I was prompted to finally get one when I went out today and tried to rake, hoe and otherwise break up the dirt…

I stand corrected

There is rosemary and parsley popping through. I love this part of gardening (gonna be cursing it when I'm weeding though lol)....every day is new life.
The seedlings are coming along very nicely. I decided to transplant some more so the roots wouldn't grow too entwined and be impossible to separate. Hopefully they aren't too young for it. The beefsteak tomatoes are starting to get their second…
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Artificial light

I transplanted some of the broccoli seedlings to see if they'd grow better in the bunches or singled out, which might also depend on if they can handle being transplanted...then I did some research on artificial lighting and it seems seedlings…

More sprouts

Roma tomatoes, chives, and oregano made an appearance after last night's watering and all night light bath. I'm not sure if I'm doing it exactly right...but the seedlings look good so far. Just waiting for Parsley and Rosemary to make an appearance.…

Tilling the garden

Got the tilling mostly done (it needs another pass). Mowed the back yard. Started a "proper" compost - half buried a 32 gallon plastic trash can in the ground and filled it with some of the "compost" I've been making (grass clippings)…