Archive for May, 2014

Harvest Yummies


It finally stopped raining here long enough for us to get into the garden and start reaping some of our bounty.  The radishes look so yummy.  We are planning on having them and the fresh onions later today as a snack.  I also love them in a nice lettuce salad.  Although our planted lettuce is not quite ready, but with the warm weather we are supposed to have later this week I expect we will have lettuce by the weekend.  We are also going to cut some fresh cilantro shortly and make up a little salsa.

Although we are lucky and have a nice patch for our garden, you really don’t need a lot of space.  We have a lot of our garden planted, as most of the danger of frost is past (although last night it was close).  We are going to plant a few more tomatoes, peppers and broccoli today.

If you would like to give a try at container gardening, I am including a link to a great website I found for urban gardening:

Get out enjoy the sunshine and this beautiful Spring day we have today.  Summer is just around the corner.



Garden Firsts

My dear husband and I both love the garden.  I love the planting and harvesting, he loves the work in between.  This makes for a perfect team.  This year, we started some of our plants indoors.  This was a first for both of us.  The biggest issue we had was it was too cold to put our little green house outside until April.  Because of the cold, we had to leave the plants in the house much longer than would have been desired and they didn’t get the kick-start they would have from a heated greenhouse.  The tomato plants were the hardest for us to start.  In the end, we only had 3 or 4 make it to the ground.  We had much better luck with peppers and squash.

We also tried our hand at starting flowers.  Because these were started a bit later, they were doing beautiful…UNTIL a very windy day at the end of April.  My dear husband had our little starter greenhouse opened so the plants wouldn’t get too hot and get some air.  Of course, this was a recipe for disaster when a big wind came and knocked the greenhouse over, dumping over half the plants.  We were able to save some of the plants and for the most part they are now in planters or in the ground. 

With the warmer weather we have had the last couple of weeks, we visited our local nursery and purchased plants for the herb garden and our big veggie garden.  The early garden is now starting to produce and we had our first veggies over the weekend.  Nothing tastes better in your salad than your own onions and radishes.  We will have fresh lettuce in about a week.

All in all, our adventure in starting from seed was not all bad.  We will try again next year, but will definitely make some tweaks to our process. 



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