Archive for October, 2012

  • Every garden needs a gnome…

    October 22nd, 2012 | Random Stuff | Melanie | No Comments

    I was in Walmart last summer and couldn’t resist buying this little gnome. His crackled glass hat is adorable and he has held out great with the weather. I really got him for my grandkids… I think they will someday love to check on him when we water the garden and pick veggies together. I […]

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  • Update on oranges

    October 22nd, 2012 | Broccoli, My Garden | Melanie | 4 Comments

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  • Fall garden pictures – carrots, kale, onions, sugar snap peas, lettuce

    October 22nd, 2012 | Carrots, Kale, My Garden, Peas | Melanie | 1 Comment

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  • My first fall cucumber!

    October 22nd, 2012 | My Garden | Melanie | No Comments

    I planted cucumber seeds about a month ago and they love the trellis and are growing great. I love watching them climb everyday! I have tons of bees buzzing in the blossoms so lots more to come! yeah!

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  • Updated winter garden pictures

    October 22nd, 2012 | My Garden | Melanie | 1 Comment

    My garden is growing great. It has really been hot here in Texas. Highs in the 80’s and lows in the 60’s. I had a big surprise this fall after I planted. I had a ton of “mystery plants” come up that I didn’t plant seeds for. I watched them for a while and was […]

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  • Cucumber – love the curlies!

    October 5th, 2012 | My Garden | Melanie | No Comments

    I planted cucumber from some plant starts I bought at walmart. I always see what is there in the garden dept and rescue what plants I can! Often times they aren’t watered well and are just barely hanging on. These cucumbers are doing great. I love the little curly arms that have to try and […]

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  • Oranges

    October 5th, 2012 | My Garden | Melanie | No Comments

    I have tried to grow orange trees a few times in my backyard.  I had them at the back by the fence where the water drained  – I learned from a nice neighbor to build a box around the base so that the water drained well.  Also – don’t plant the ball at the base […]

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  • Onions and leeks

    October 5th, 2012 | My Garden, Onions | Melanie | 2 Comments

    I have never planted leeks before but I thought it would be a great thing to try this year. I love having fresh onions when it’s time to cook! I planted the leeks and onions from seeds and also bought some Egyptian walking onions from Sweet Organic Solutions in Pearland. Donna Faye has been a […]

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  • Cabbage

    October 5th, 2012 | Cabbage, My Garden | Melanie | 1 Comment

    Last year I had a few heads of cabbage and they were delicious! I love cabbage and it is so fun to grow your own! I bought these plants at walmart and they were really struggling – almost dead from lack of care. I am excited to watch them grow!

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  • More winter garden pics

    October 5th, 2012 | Basil, Lettuce, My Garden, Spinach | Melanie | 4 Comments

    I have decided to share as many pics as I can along my winter garden journey. It was last year that I started all of this and it has been a fun year. My summer garden was crazy big and sucessful and to start over for the winter is so much fun. The only two […]

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