My garden is exploding! Warm weather, soaking rain and a foundation of healthy, organic soil have made my kitchen garden burst! I have a continuous supply of some favorite herbs, fresh blueberries are steps away, and the some of the veggies are setting fruit. Summer flowers are bringing beneficial insects, in addition to color and beauty. And of course, the garden restoration projects continue.
Garden Diary 2020 – May 1-15
Spring planting is complete…for now! But the wacky weather presented some unexpected challenges that may force me to replant. Heavy wind and rain and a Mother’s Day weekend frost required some quick, DIY solutions to protect the tender seedlings. Did my excessive “hardening off” save them?
Garden Diary 2020 – April
The last frost date has passed and planting has begun! It’s been a busy month of soil preparation, more seed starting experiments, yard clean-up, DIY projects. And already we’ve been harvesting our lettuce and perennial herbs! What a treat to have healthy food right outside our front door.
Garden Diary 2020 – March 16-31
It’s been a productive two weeks in my garden. Day after day, I’ve been planting more seeds indoors, preparing my food and flower beds outdoors, tending to all the seedlings, and experimenting with the bounds of nature. My body is sore, and my car still smells like cow manure, but the fine spring weather has been a delight in which to toil.
Garden Diary 2020 – March 1-15
Tomato transplant success! Check out my results from moving over 100 tomato plant seedlings to larger pots! This month, I’ve also started flower seeds indoors for my cottage garden. I’ve done more experiments and have had some failures and mediocre results, but overall, my indoor seed starting is looking good! Follow along with my latest installment.
Garden Diary 2020 – February 1-29
Gardening season has begun, and it’s been a busy February! This year, I’m experimenting with starting seeds indoors. I’m growing tomatoes, hot chili peppers, cucumbers, lettuce and lots of herbs for cooking. Check out my progress – successes, failures and cat-astrophes!
Garden Diary 2020
This year, I’m expanding my kitchen garden and experimenting with starting seeds indoors. Follow along with my successes and failures from the start of the growing season until the end. I’m planting tomatoes, hot chili peppers, lettuce, cucumbers, basil and other herbs. I can’t wait for harvest!
Attempting to Grow Basil Again
For years, I’ve tried to successfully grow basil in my garden. We love the fresh, fragrant taste of basil and pesto sauce in our home cooking. This year I’ve decided to try in earnest. Find out what I’ve done differently this year and if I have succeeded!
Waiting for Basil
I’m eagerly awaiting for a bountiful crop of basil to grow. I’ve got plans!