Archive for June, 2013

  • Garden update

    June 26th, 2013 | Green beans, Honey Dew, My Garden, Okra, Sweet Potatoes, Watermelon | Melanie | 14 Comments

    Here’s a few pictures for an update of my garden. My sweet potatoes are getting really bushy, and I still plan to harvest them the first week in August. I have a few watermelon and a honey-dew melon. My watermelon experiment seems to be working but I got lazy and gave up on pulling off […]

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  • A girl’s garden

    June 23rd, 2013 | Random Stuff | Melanie | 12 Comments

    This past spring my friend told me her fourth grade daughter wanted to start a garden. She got her started with a raised urban garden. Her daughter planted green bean seeds, cucumber and watermelon seeds, a bell pepper plant, a basil plant, cantaloupe and okra seeds. My friend just sent me some pictures and I […]

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  • Sunflowers, zinnias and marigolds part two

    June 22nd, 2013 | Flowers, My Garden | Melanie | 6 Comments

    The sunflowers and zinnias are in full bloom. I love having flowers in my garden and I call the sunflowers the sunshine in my garden. The shear size and colors just catch my eye and make me happy! I couldn’t stop taking pictures of them. so so pretty!

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  • Harvest time

    June 21st, 2013 | Blackberries, Cucumber, Green beans, My Garden, My Harvests, Peppers | Melanie | 7 Comments

    This morning I picked a bunch of cucumbers, green beans, peppers and berries. I hadn’t picked much in about a week, so I was overdue to harvest. I found a strange slug on my green beans that did not make me happy. I am learning what to look for. I have never worried to check […]

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  • My bushy summer garden

    June 17th, 2013 | My Garden | Melanie | 8 Comments

    I took this picture yesterday of my bushy summer garden. I love the canopy of green that my cucumbers, tomatoes, and green beans make. I absolutely love the big sunflowers looking out over the garden. I regret that they got so tall, it’s hard for me to get a good look at them. I cut […]

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  • My “get out of jail free” card

    June 13th, 2013 | Random Stuff | Melanie | 55 Comments

    Early this summer I started a process that I was bound and determined to see through. I have a good friend that needed a kidney and I had an extra, so I decided to donate mine. We were both 49 years old and I thought I would be a perfect match. I went through lots […]

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  • Peppers, tomatoes, and more

    June 11th, 2013 | Basil, Blackberries, Cucumber, My Garden, Okra, Peppers, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Watermelon | Melanie | 14 Comments

    Here’s a few pictures from my garden I took this past Saturday. My bell peppers are doing great. Out of four plants I counted over 20 peppers of all different sizes. I picked three today. I love the banana peppers! They are small and not too hot. I found some aphids on my sweet potatoes […]

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  • Rattlesnake green beans

    June 10th, 2013 | Green beans, My Garden | Melanie | 1 Comment

    I planted rattlesnake green beans last summer and we had them for Thanksgiving. They were so tasty and the prettiest color too! I guess it doesn’t take much to impress me in the vegetable department, but I had never seen these for sale in the store. The purple stripes start to develop as the beans […]

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  • Sunflowers, zinnias and marigolds

    June 9th, 2013 | Flowers, My Garden | Melanie | 9 Comments

    I planted flowers in my garden a few months ago. The marigolds are a great companion plant to tomatoes. They are supposed to keep the bugs away. The sunflowers and zinnias are an experiment in growing flowers from seed and it’s been a fun journey. I have never seen a sunflower or zinnia blossom and […]

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  • Blossom end rot

    June 6th, 2013 | My Garden, Tomatoes | Melanie | 10 Comments

    About a month ago I discovered a few of my early tomatoes with black on the ends. I researched a bit and found that the problem is called blossom end rot. To solve it, I bought some bone meal and sprinkled it around the base of my tomatoes and watered it in. It worked! Now […]

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