Archive for March, 2013

  • A bird’s eye view of my garden

    March 17th, 2013 | My Garden | Melanie | 3 Comments

    I have been wanting to get an aerial view of my garden for a while and this weekend my daughter was sweet enough to get on our roof and take this picture for me. There are two boxes not pictured, they sit closer to the house and are under the eves of the roof. Missing […]

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  • Bok choy and broccoli

    March 17th, 2013 | Broccoli, My Garden | Melanie | 6 Comments

    Here are just a few pictures of my bok choy and broccoli. This is my first attempt at growing bok choy. I look forward to trying some in my green smoothies. I put my new tomato plants in the same bed, and still have some more room for something along the trellis. I plan to […]

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  • Onions seeding

    March 15th, 2013 | My Garden, Onions | Melanie | No Comments

    I noticed on Saturday that my onions had a bulb of seeds at the top. Last year when I grew onions, I used them all before they made a seed pod. I find nature fascinating and watching the growing process of anything amazes me. As of today the seed pods look different, so tomorrow I […]

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  • Spring giveaway! One free set of my garden plans – Ends April 1st

    March 14th, 2013 | Random Stuff | Melanie | 94 Comments

    In celebrating the arrival of spring I am giving away one set of my raised urban garden plans. To enter, leave a comment on this post answering the question: “What is your favorite garden vegetable or flower to grow?” Or, if you’re new to gardening, simply type “I want the plans” and you will be […]

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  • Growing cauliflower

    March 13th, 2013 | Cauliflower, My Garden | Melanie | 8 Comments

    I planted cauliflower back on Christmas Eve and just noticed Saturday that I had a tiny cauliflower head. I haven’t grown cauliflower before, so it’s a new venture for me. I bought the plants at walmart. I researched a bit and found some excellent information about growing cauliflower on the Bonnie plants website. Since I […]

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  • A testimonial that made my day

    March 11th, 2013 | My Garden | Melanie | No Comments

    I just got this email a few days ago… it made my day! “I just wanted to let you know that we built our raised bed last Saturday and planted on Monday. We are already seeing some growth and are so excited. The kiddos helped with the building and planting and now they love to […]

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  • Turning over the soil and replanting

    March 11th, 2013 | My Garden | Melanie | No Comments

    When I replant I cut the old plant at the base or pull it out at the root if it’s easy enough to get out of the soil. I then take a sharp knife and cut through the sections of soil. You will find big root balls with this method of gardening. I then cut […]

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  • Growing celery

    March 10th, 2013 | Celery, My Garden | Melanie | 5 Comments

    Saturday I finally got around to thinning my celery a bit, but I probably need to thin it more. It is so hard to pull up a good plant. If I tend to have an issue with planting seeds, it is I usually plant too many and have a hard time thinning. This celery is delicious, […]

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  • My favorite garden scissors

    March 7th, 2013 | My Garden | Melanie | No Comments

    Two Christmases ago my daughter and her husband gave me these garden scissors. I have been a little rough on them and the handle snapped but it isn’t anything a little tape couldn’t fix. If you want to get some, I found them on here. happy gardening to you!

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  • Planting tomorrow

    March 5th, 2013 | My Garden | Melanie | No Comments

    Now that I have a garden, I can’t walk by a garden department without wanting to buy something to plant. I have lots of seeds, but was feeling lazy on Saturday and bought a few new additions for my garden and will plant them tomorrow. In a few months I will be so glad I […]

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