Garden 2013: Update #2

| July 1, 2013

July is now upon us. Woo hoo! I love this time of year, because it is the time when a lot of the food in the garden starts to mature and ripen. Which means food for me… well, us! At this time last year it was hot. We hadn’t had rain for a couple weeks, […]

Garden 2013: Update #1

| June 18, 2013

It has almost been a month since we finished putting the last seeds and plants into our garden. I really can’t believe it myself. A whole month! No wonder it’s starting to boom. 😀 I personally have a hard time deciding what’s my favorite part of the garden, so here are a few highlights. This […]

The Garden Is In : 2013

| May 21, 2013

This year’s garden started in March. Yeah, we started seeds again. No, we didn’t record seed starting progress this year. It did go very well and I think we figured it out! Our set up involved five levels of grow lights and we moved the set up to the kitchen. It helped, because we saw […]

How to Make Seed Tags

| March 10, 2013

It is getting to be that time of year when we start planting our first seeds. We spent the day planting out over a dozen varieties of flowers and in the process we discovered we had no way of labeling which plots of seeds we had planted. So we got a little clever. If you […]

Muncher Cucumber, Tomato and Pepper Seedlings

| April 4, 2012

I am very happy to say that we had an excellent germination rate for all of out tomatoes. Every single one came up, from what I can tell! They are all growing happily under our grow lights and are not bolting up like last year, due to lack of light. Our muncher cucumbers had a […]

Protecting the Trees and Garden From Deer/Rabbits

| April 2, 2012

We have been very fortunate when it comes to avoiding deer and rabbit damage in our garden. Last year, it took about 2 weeks until they found our newly planted plum trees, and then they only stripped the one tree, and never came back. They did eat some of my wife’s flowers, but not excessively. […]

Milano Onion and Falltime Leek Seedlings

| March 31, 2012

When our onion and leek seeds came up, I totally forgot to post about it..but they are up! The leeks had a very nice germination rate, at well over 90% coming up. The onions were a bit less, hovering around 50%, which is very sad to me. At least we have some coming up, so […]

Radish and Lettuce Seedlings

| March 29, 2012

Our radish and lettuce seedlings have come up! They were up almost a week ago, actually, but I never got around to posting about it. The radishes came up very nice, as you can see. Nearly all of them came up. We are going to be swimming in radishes! The lettuce on the other hand, […]

Planting Chard, Kale and Beets

| March 28, 2012

It is the season for planting cool season crops, and we are going in full steam. I have never planted cool season crops in a deliberate way before. I usually just planted and hoped that things grew, rather than planning what I plant, when I plant it and how I plant it. This year marks […]

Planting Tomato and Muncher Cucumber Seeds

| March 27, 2012

This past Saturday we planted all of our tomato seeds for the season, along with all of our muncher cucumber seeds. We are planting a variety of tomatoes, some in pots, but most in the garden. Our potted tomatoes consist of Roma and Sweet Baby tomatoes. Both of these should do pretty well in pots. […]