We moved.

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The last couple weeks at the farm, the garden started producing like crazy. I was so bummed to basically abandon it, especially after all the work we did, but it had to be done. We got a lot of great zucchini, green beans, and good lord, TONS of cucumbers. I pickled about 30 pounds of cukes, a couple gallons of green beans, and froze lots and lots of zucchini. When we left, there were baby melons and the tomatoes had just started producing. If anyone wants to do a drive by, you can harvest our Continue Reading

Early spring in the little garden

Ā  Friday was a holiday for my work so I spent the most gorgeous day outside doing a little yard cleanup and garden work. Kyla got a little hot and sought out the one shady spot in the backyard, under a chair I brought out for reading. Such a cute little hot dog. Ā  The beds might not look like much but they are coming along. They really need to be mulched, and I am going to try to do that this weekend. In the circular bed we have rosemary, sage, cilantro, parsley and chives. I also planted Continue Reading

Garden Dreaming

Monday I had the day off, so I spent my time wisely - in the yard! I made plans for the side of my house. The square foot garden did not work out for me. I could not keep up with the watering, it dried out so fast, and I really don't think there was enough room for the plants to really take off. So after consulting with Sloane and doing some research, I decided to dig some beds. I made plans, marked off the beds with spray paint and got to work. The first thing I did was to spread the bags of Continue Reading

My dragon

I have a knack for buying half dead plants on sale for $2 or $3 at the grocery store, setting them near the window in my office at work and watching them flourish. I also have a sago palm, jade plant and aloe plant that look amazing. I am the envy of all the office ladies. I don't understand how tropical plants can thrive on filtered sunlight in an office that is often freezing, subjected to a very scientific watering schedule: I fill my water bottle on Monday mornings and distribute it as Continue Reading

June in the little garden

Things are happening around my garden! It's awesome to see things like these baby tomatoes which were just a little seed poked into the dirt back in March. These little guys are Mexico Midgets (from Seedsavers). Beautiful nasturtiums. I absolutely love these orange flowers and their big, green lily pad leaves. Did you know you can eat the flowers? I sort of want to but I sort of just want to let them stay because they're so pretty. Behind them are my chives, which are still blooming like a Continue Reading