Archive for December, 2012

  • Harvest today… greens

    December 20th, 2012 | My Garden, My Harvests, Swiss Chard | Melanie | No Comments

    It is so windy today – a cold front came in early this morning and it will get cold enough for me to have to cover everything. I have been meaning to add ties onto my plankets so they don’t blow away, but I didn’t get around to it so I will be using clamps […]

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  • Pictures from my garden… and thoughts

    December 19th, 2012 | My Garden | Melanie | No Comments

    I have some pictures that I didn’t post from the last few days of my garden so I thought I would share them today.  I love my garden shelf. I made it from treated 2×4’s and am working on the plans to share. If you are new to my site, here is how my garden […]

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  • How to make a garden in 5 Easy Steps

    December 18th, 2012 | My Garden | Melanie | 14 Comments

    In our fast paced world, most people like the condensed version. I know I do. I like to get to the facts and “just tell me what to do” part. So I decided to sum up in five easy steps what you need to do to make a garden and start growing your own food. […]

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  • Lettuce and Cabbage

    December 17th, 2012 | My Garden | Melanie | No Comments

    When I planted my fall garden, I bought the cabbage plants from walmart and planted the lettuce from seed. Here is the cabbage when I planted it. It by far is the prettiest color in my garden. I really have enjoyed the lettuce too, I have two different kinds. I think because it has been […]

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  • Video tour of my raised urban garden

    December 17th, 2012 | My Garden | Melanie | 2 Comments

    Finally I had my daughter take a video of my garden and I just talk about what I have growing now and how it is planned out. Don’t think you need a garden as big as mine, I have a big family and I built a lot of beds in the beginning in part because […]

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  • Planting Today: Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas & Spinach

    December 14th, 2012 | My Garden | Melanie | 6 Comments

    I live in the Houston Area, Texas that is…so it’s warm down here. We are in zone 9a and if you live in Texas and need to know what zone you live in, here is a nifty website to help. If you live in the U.S. here is a great website to find your zone. […]

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  • Curios About Celery

    December 14th, 2012 | Celery, My Garden | Melanie | 3 Comments

    I needed to run to the store for celery several months ago so naturally I thought about growing it. I read about it online and decided it might actually work here in Texas. I never see celery seeds anywhere in the stores here so I ordered “Utah 52-70” celery seeds online at I planted […]

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  • Anaheim Peppers – NOT!

    December 13th, 2012 | My Garden | Melanie | No Comments

    Yesterday I went to Sweet Organic Solutions to get some new seeds to plant and I was excited to tell Donna Faye about how well my anaheim peppers were blooming.  I bought the plant from her about 2 months ago. I showed her a picture from my website on my iphone found HERE and she laughed […]

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  • FIVE low-stress study tips for finals

    December 12th, 2012 | Random Stuff | Melanie | 4 Comments

    I am in finals now and with the stress that finals bring I thought there might be someone else in my same boat. I graduated from high school in 1982, went to two years of college and got married. A wonderful 30+ years and six amazing children happened in between, and it seems like I […]

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  • Baby It’s Cold Outside

    December 10th, 2012 | My Garden | Melanie | 1 Comment

    Cold weather finally arrived! Brrrrr…I’m a baby when it gets cold, I guess living in the south where it is warm most of the year has spoiled me. It’s supposed to get into the low 30’s so I decided to cover everything. Last year I used a white plant cloth that was great but I […]

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