Harvesting Greens

Lots and lots of them:

Spinach, mustard greens, arugula, kale, lettuce

Lots of beautiful sage

Snow pea

Happy Gardening!!

Garden Update

I apologize for taking so long to update you on the garden. I took some videos this time.

STRAW BALE GARDEN:

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Tomatoes
Tomatoes, Flowers, Hot Peppers, Basil
Cauliflower, Cabbage, Collards, Pumpkin, Acorn Squash, Watermelon, Cilantro, Thyme
Cauliflower, Acorn Squash, Summer Squash, Spaghetti Squash, Celery
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Zuchini

MAIN GARDEN:

 

Beets & Carrots
Sage, Kale, Basil, Thyme & Rosemary
Sweet & Hot Bell Peppers, Eggplant
Cucumbers, Bush Beans, Okra
Lettuce, Arugula, Spinach, Strawberries
Collards & Tomatoes
Edible Flowers, Peas & Pole Beans
Corn & Potatoes
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Red Onions, Broccoli Rabe
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Romain Lettuce, Napa Cabbage, Baby Bok Choy
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Baby Bok Choy
Chard
Eggplant, Sweet Bell Peppers
Collards, Dill & Red Onions

SWEET POTATO SLIPS – STRAWBERRY TOWER:

Sweet Potato Slips
Strawberries the girls harvested this morning.

 

This has been a great adventure this year in the garden! I have been getting so much joy from it.

I hope you all are having just as much fun as I am.

Happy Gardening!

Strawberries

It’s a small harvest but every other day I keep picking and eating them while watering the garden in the mornings. So sweet and yummy!


I’m finishing up my post on my strawberry garden Tower. Hope to post soon! Here is a pic of the finished tower!

 

Happy Gardening!!

Garden Tools – Spring Clamps

I found 3 wonderful clamps at the thrift store. They are perfect for keeping my covers on the raised beds open. They are light weight and easy to open.


I searched everywhere trying to find more. Spent way too long doing this. Finally I came across them on eBay.

I absolutely love these clamps! They have so many useful uses.

Happy Gardening

Red Onion – Scallions

I bought a bunch of red onion starts for the garden this year. I’m growing them as Scallions!! They are yummy and beautiful!!

I will be able to eat these all summer. As I pull one to eat, I place another onion start in its place.

A garden Update is coming soon.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Greens

It is so satisfying to walk out your back door and into your garden to get a mixture of greens for a dinner salad!


Lettuce, spinach and chard.

😁❤️😁❤️😁❤️

Garden Update – Plants Survived!!!

I was so scared to take the blankets off the beds yesterday.  It looks sunny in this photo but places with standing water had a nice layer of ice…

THEY SURVIVED!!!!! Thank you universe.

FENCING:

Before the storm I finished the fence. Since chicken wire is not very sturdy I had to reinforce the fence so it would stand up straight instead of sag. I accomplished this by weaving small 5′ plant stakes thru the holes of the chicken wire.

The storm caved in one corner. This corner had a smaller post and it couldn’t take the load of the snow. This photo was taken about 8pm on Wednesday when the corner was still ok. By Thursday morning it wasn’t pretty.

I tried to pound the stake upright again with no luck. So I pounded in another stake in front of it and then wired them together. It worked great!

RAIN BARREL:

I finally got the platform for the rain barrel level. I don’t want this bad boy fallen over with 60 gallons of water in it. Unfortunately my house doesn’t have gutters so I can’t use it the way it should be used. I use it as a holding tank, so I have water to use when I don’t want to drag the hose out. 

STARTER PLANTS:

Are looking great!

 

I buy these high walled folding baskets from my produce guys at my local grocery store. Each basket can hold 24 3″ square seed starter pots, and they are stackable. They have plenty of room for the plants to grow without crushing them when they stack. Here is the product number that I use…

During the day I lay them outside to soak up the sun. During chilly nights, it is so easy to carry them inside and stack them up in my tiny livingroom like this…

One of my bare root strawberries sprouted! I started a crap load of strawberries for a strawberry tower project I’m going to try this year. More to come later.

MASON JAR HERB GARDEN:


Everything sprouted and is growing wonderful. 

PLANTS:

I am so thankful that everything in the garden so far has survived a huge snowstorm and 24° weather.

Peas look good and I still can’t believe I have carrots that didn’t sprout from last year growing. 

All the strawberries and the one lettuce plant all came up from last year. 

Poor chard plants are cut back very small but look beautiful. The chard that I planted not too long ago are starting to sprout now. 

Thyme growing well.

Sage is huge! Need to cut back. 

Two of the square foot planted red onions did not get squashed from the snow. I’m sure these babies will come back just fine.

Well that’s all for now. Thanks for reading and until next time Happy Gardening!