Archive for April, 2013

  • My perfect day

    April 11th, 2013 | Random Stuff | Melanie | No Comments

    I am in a writing class this semester and for a recent class assignment I had to make a series of journal entries about myself. For one entry I decided to write about “my perfect day” and what it would look like. While everything doesn’t have to happen on one day (and there are many […]

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  • Cauliflower and broccoli heads

    April 10th, 2013 | Broccoli, Cauliflower, My Garden | Melanie | 2 Comments

    I rescued these cauliflower plants the day after Christmas from walmart. I never can resist picking up something to grow in a garden department, especially if it needs a good home. I was excited to find a baby head on my cauilflower and posted it here, but came to realize that it wasn’t a true […]

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  • Potato update, my first tomato and pictures from my garden

    April 9th, 2013 | My Garden, Potatoes, Tomatoes | Melanie | 3 Comments

    I am so impatient and want to dig up my potatoes and see how many are underground. I will wait, but I sure wonder and hope they are growing some potatoes. I planted three yukon gold potatoes and Kent noticed a few weeks ago that each potato produced three sprouts. He said these would each […]

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  • How to care for your garden

    April 7th, 2013 | My Garden | Melanie | 6 Comments

    In the past year and a half I have learned a few things about caring for a garden. I had never been successful at gardening, even though I had always wanted to garden so it’s all been a learning process. Here’s a short list of what works for me. 1. Water daily. Only exception is […]

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  • Swiss chard: harvest, wait ten days, repeat…

    April 5th, 2013 | My Garden, My Harvests, Swiss Chard | Melanie | 2 Comments

    I planted swiss chard from seed in my winter garden and it is fairly low maintenance. I don’t harvest it as much as I could, I just grow a lot of greens and need to give more away. A small garden can produce a lot of greens! I harvest on March 25th and noticed yesterday […]

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  • Greens for smoothies

    April 4th, 2013 | Celery, Kale, My Garden, Spinach, Swiss Chard | Melanie | 2 Comments

    I harvested a bunch of greens back on this date. I have been making green smoothies and as wonderful as it is to have fresh greens in the mornings, I have been in a rush to pick greens and wash and use them before being late to school. So lazy I know. About a week […]

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  • Spring give-away contest winner!

    April 3rd, 2013 | Random Stuff | Melanie | No Comments

    The spring give-away contest ended on Monday and the official winner is: Don Myrfield Don check your email for the link to the plans For everyone that took the time and effort to enter the contest, I loved reading about all your garden favorites! Thank You! If you would like to share pictures of your […]

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  • Get your garden started – a big thank you, plans on sale!

    April 2nd, 2013 | Random Stuff | Melanie | 1 Comment

    With the welcome of spring, I am offering a sale price of my plans for $10 (limited time only) to help everyone get their garden started. I want to express thanks for so many kind emails I have received from people that have started their gardens. Here’s a letter I received from Rachel in Indiana: […]

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