Archive for November, 2012

  • More tomato pics

    November 29th, 2012 | My Garden, Tomatoes | Melanie | No Comments

    I was just noticing how many tomatoes I have. I can’t believe a year ago I was just starting to garden. It has been something I have wanted to do my whole life. I found an old journal that listed my goals when I was in high school. One of my “family goals” along with […]

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  • Celery!

    November 29th, 2012 | Celery, My Garden | Melanie | No Comments

    I ordered seed off amazon for celery. We eat a lot of celery and I thought I would try it. So far so good. I will keep you posted. Here’s my latest pics. It’s been about 9 weeks since I planted the seeds.

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  • Broccoli harvest!

    November 29th, 2012 | Broccoli, My Harvests, Recipes | Melanie | No Comments

    I finally harvested broccoli today! I made broccoli cheese soup tonight for dinner! If you are new to my blog check out a new unique way to grow your own food and all the benefits of my way to garden. here’s the recipe: Broccoli Cheese Soup 1 whole onion 1 stick butter 1/3 cup flour […]

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  • My garden – update

    November 27th, 2012 | My Garden | Melanie | No Comments

    I planted my garden about 2 months ago and it just grows and grows. I love to visit it every day and eat what I have grown. This gardening venture for me has been a way to escape and ponder about the beauty of the earth. I love to take care of the plants. They […]

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  • Green Beans – Two Kinds – a purple stripe that tastes yummy!

    November 27th, 2012 | My Garden | Melanie | 3 Comments

    I planted green beans about 2 months ago and just bought packages at the store for the seeds. Somehow a variety came up that has a purple stripe or speckle in it. I have no idea what type they are but they were very tasty! We had them for Thanksgiving dinner and really loved the […]

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  • Oranges – finally a harvest!

    November 27th, 2012 | My Harvests | Melanie | No Comments

    I finally harvest oranges and they were delicious! The small ones were tiny!! I picked them a little green and let them turn orange in my window sil. Next year I should get much more because there is a lot of new growth on the tree.

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  • Carrots, Swiss chard and kale

    November 27th, 2012 | Carrots, Kale, My Garden, Swiss Chard | Melanie | No Comments

    This bed is so pretty and is doing great. My tubs are just 8 inches deep so I am not sure how long the carrots will get or when to harvest them. It is always a learning process but tons of fun. The swiss chard is great in salads and smoothies and of course the […]

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  • Purple hull peas

    November 27th, 2012 | My Garden | Melanie | No Comments

    This is my second bath of purple hull peas. The first ones were crowded in a bed with not much room to spread out. I planted these in a tub all to themselves and they are doing great. They look like little antennas poking out of the pack. The pea pods are small and green […]

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  • Cabbage – soo pretty!

    November 27th, 2012 | My Garden | Melanie | 4 Comments

    My cabbage plants were bought at walmart and they are so beautiful! I love cabbage in stir fry dishes! It is one of the beautiful colors of my garden that I love. The lizards love to hide in the leaves too.

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  • Winter tomatoes – a nice surprise!

    November 27th, 2012 | My Garden | Melanie | No Comments

    About two months ago I planted my winter garden and all kinds of strange plants came up that I didn’t plant! I had no idea what they were but time would tell and I realized I had about 20 tomato plants that germinated from my compost. I remembered I had emptied out my composter into […]

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