Archive for March, 2013

  • Happy Easter with pictures from my garden

    March 31st, 2013 | Basil, Blackberries, My Garden, Oranges, Spinach | Melanie | 2 Comments

    Happy Easter! I had a wonderful Easter Sunday with my family. It was a beautiful day and late this afternoon we got a short shower to water my garden for me. I took these pictures in my garden this past week to share an update on how everything is growing. I planted basil from seed […]

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  • Tomato family growing

    March 30th, 2013 | My Garden, Tomatoes | Melanie | No Comments

    My tomato family on the trellis is getting bigger. For the first few weeks I trimmed back the extra leaves on the bottom of the plants. I tied them up to the trellis as soon as it was big enough to be pulled over. After the plants are loosely tied at the base, they will […]

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  • Beautiful potato leaves

    March 29th, 2013 | My Garden, Potatoes | Melanie | 3 Comments

    My yukon potatoes are doing very well in my raised garden boxes. I have never known what their leaves looked like until I had the chance to see them up close. I don’t list that in my benefits of having the beds higher, but I do love getting an up-close look at everything I grow. […]

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  • Spring time harvest

    March 28th, 2013 | My Garden, My Harvests | Melanie | 1 Comment

    Saturday I decided to finally pick all the cabbages. I made the mistake of fertilizing the cabbages about  a month ago with micro-life. It is a very mild organic fertilizer, but I think I put on too much. A day or so after I put the micro-life on, all the cabbage leaves turned brown and […]

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  • Listen to the leaves

    March 27th, 2013 | My Garden | Melanie | No Comments

    Everyday I check my garden. I do a few things: 1) water unless it rained 2) look for new growth and check for what there is to harvest – this time of year I eat a few sugar snap peas and usually a strawberry. freshly picked spinach is the best too if the leaf is […]

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  • Peas hanging out

    March 25th, 2013 | My Garden, Peas | Melanie | 1 Comment

    I usually dont enjoy harvesting peas because they are so hard to find on the vine. They are the same color as the vine & leaves and it takes me a while to find them. This day it was so nice to have them all just hanging out of the trellis ready to be picked! […]

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  • Tomato family on the trellis

    March 21st, 2013 | My Garden, Tomatoes | Melanie | 4 Comments

    I have four tomato plants stretching to reach the trellis. I trim back most of the leaves at the base of my tomatoes so they spend more energy getting to the trellis and not bushing out. I don’t remember the varieties I bought this year but I think one is better boy and one is […]

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  • Orange blossoms

    March 20th, 2013 | My Garden, Oranges | Melanie | No Comments

    I have two orange trees, a satsuma and a navel orange. For some reason the navel is doing great and the satsuma is barely growing. I hope the satsuma will catch up. I wish you could smell the orange blossom picture – it is heavenly. I love the blossoms and the bees that come with […]

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  • Aphids and bugs

    March 19th, 2013 | My Garden | Melanie | No Comments

    As excited I am about Spring arriving, I don’t welcome the bugs that come with it. Winter time gardening is so nice to be almost bug free.  I check my garden weekly for bugs and try to stay on top of it. I went out of town last summer and had a few hundred thousand […]

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  • Potato update

    March 18th, 2013 | My Garden, Potatoes | Melanie | 3 Comments

    I planted potatoes back on this date and here are a few updated pictures of them growing. My husband grew up farming potatoes, so I have an expert to help me with all the details of growing potatoes. Last year I tried growing potatoes in a wire cage, I saw the idea on pinterest and […]

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