Archive for May, 2013

  • My watermelon experiment

    May 14th, 2013 | Cantaloupe, Carrots, Honey Dew, My Garden, Watermelon | Melanie | 3 Comments

    Last summer I tried watermelons, cantaloupes, and honey-dew. I made hammocks, beds out of t-shirts, mesh beds and all sorts of ways for them to hang from my trellis. All the melons grew misshapen and were small. I have an idea! I am growing melons this summer in my raised boxes but I hope for […]

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  • Green beans

    May 13th, 2013 | Green beans | Melanie | 13 Comments

    My green beans are blooming and climbing. I planted these from seeds and noticed today that there are several bean pods. I took these pictures about a week ago and am just getting around to posting them. I love to check my garden to see how everything is growing and it seems like the beans […]

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  • Happy Mother’s Day!

    May 12th, 2013 | Random Stuff | Melanie | 7 Comments

    I was able to spend the day yesterday with my amazing mom! After 30 years of going to night school, day classes and an online completer program, I finally graduated from college! We drove to Stephen F. Austin University in East Texas for my graduation. My mom has been my biggest advocate for me to […]

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  • Sweet potatoes planted

    May 10th, 2013 | My Garden, Sweet Potatoes | Melanie | 6 Comments

    My sweet potatoes arrived yesterday and I had three beds waiting for them. I am very pleased with my order from George’s Plant Farm. I ordered 12 plants and received about 18. I turned over the soil with my small hand shovel and planted the small plants. In the directions included with the plants it […]

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  • Mother’s Day giveaway winners!

    May 9th, 2013 | Random Stuff | Melanie | No Comments

    I want to thank everyone that entered in my Mother’s Day Contest. Each day as I read new entries I was so touched by your stories and the love you have for your mothers, grandmothers and mother-in-laws! I am so grateful for my own mother. She is self-less and giving and kind. She always thinks […]

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  • Potato harvest!

    May 8th, 2013 | My Garden, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes | Melanie | 46 Comments

    I just returned from a week-long trip to Utah and I had a blast with friends and family. It’s nice to be home with my family and be in my garden again. I was so anxious to get home and harvest my potatoes because my husband said they were ready. We dug them up yesterday […]

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  • My new flower bed

    May 4th, 2013 | My Garden | Melanie | 6 Comments

    Unfortunately I gave up on growing strawberries about 2 weeks ago. I have tried to grow them in my raised re-purposed picnic table and they always had problems. I am not sure where I went wrong, so maybe I will try again in one of my new beds with the tubs. I loved having a […]

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  • Some things I grow in my garden

    May 3rd, 2013 | Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Green beans, My Garden, Okra, Onions, Oranges, Tomatoes | Melanie | 12 Comments

    I am on a trip visiting my daughter in college, but was able to take some pictures of my garden before I left. Everything is growing and blooming in my garden. ┬áIt is hard being away… I miss it. My husband is taking care of my garden for me (he is amazing!) and he says […]

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  • Mother’s Day Giveaway!

    May 1st, 2013 | Random Stuff | Melanie | 81 Comments

    Build mom or grandma a garden for Mother’s Day! Comment below by saying what you love best about your mom or just type: “Happy Mother’s Day!” and you will be entered to win one of five sets of plans to be given away on Wednesday, May 8th at midnight.  Winners will be emailed the link […]

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