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Garden Update

Garden Update

The garden has really taken off the last month and a 1/2. I harvested all of the beets that I planted and put them in the freezer. The cabbage was also harvested and frozen after parboiling it. The green beans are coming in slowly and I have been freezing them as...

Preparing Cabbage from the Garden

Preparing Cabbage from the Garden

I was able to get three heads of cabbage out of the garden this week. I plan my menu monthly so I didn't have my favorite cabbage meal on the menu for right now so I prepared the it for the freezer. I didn't know if this was possible, but found some easy directions...

Preparing Beets from the Garden

Preparing Beets from the Garden

Beets are one of my favorite vegetables out there. I happen to be the only one in my family that enjoys them but I decided to grow them in my garden this year. They were easy to grow and I pulled up my first few this weekend after getting back from vacation. I have...

Garden Update – End of May

Garden Update – End of May

Garden Update - End of May The garden has been coming a long but not without some challenges. We typically have our last frost in mid to late April, however, in the month of May we have had two frost and several nights that it dipped in to the low 40's. A long with...

Organic Fertilizer and Dogs

Organic Fertilizer and Dogs

When I started with the garden earlier this spring, I decided I wanted to have an organic garden. I have really been trying to get all the chemicals out of our house and our lives as much as I can. I am hoping this will help my Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia...

Potatoes in a Bucket

Potatoes in a Bucket

I started out planting my potatoes in the ground. Unfortunately, I noticed that we have a drainage problem and way too much rain this spring and my potatoes never came up. I suspect they rotted from all the water. I decided to re-plant the potatoes but this time to...

Fruit Trees

Fruit Trees

McIntosh Along with setting out the garden for the first time this year, I decided as well to add some fruit trees to the backyard. We have plenty of room and in a few years we should be able to have some fruit from the backyard as well as vegetables. I planted three...

Garden Update – end of April

The weather here has been less than cooperative. It is either raining buckets or flirting with frost. Somewhat late for us to be having frost events. Needless to say it has really changed my schedule with the garden and had me running out to cover the strawberries a...

Garden Layout

Still clearing out the grass Had to fence it to keep the chocolate lab from having a digging fest! I did as much research as possible before setting up how I wanted the garden laid out. I tried to put things near each other that were companions and away from each...

Starting Seeds Indoors

Starting Seeds Indoors

I decided to start some of my seeds indoors to transplant out in the garden in a few weeks. I thought it would be fun for the kids to watch the plants come to life. I purchased two 72 cell seed starting kits from Burpee Gardening and decided last Saturday I would...

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