More Fall Seeds

Welp, August is halfway done so it’s time for us to start fall veggies. We’ve already started tomatoes. Those are about to go into containers this week. Next up are the seeds for some of the veggies that don’t necessarily need to be direct sowed. This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my…


Keeping the Blogging Lights Bright

You may have noticed, dear readers, a few additions to some of my posts. This sentence may have tipped you off: This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my Disclosure statement here for more info. If it did-great! If it didn’t, here is what’s happening: I’m attempting,  in my clumsy, intermediate-beginner way, to make…


The Resting Garden

The garden has been resting for the past couple of weeks. Once we pulled out the summer veggies that gave up in the crazy heat, it needed to take a breather and regroup. Just like me. This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my Disclosure statement here for more info. Using most of…

clearing out the garden

Clearing Out the Garden

The time has come to give our garden a rest. The heat and humidity of our zone 9A summers has done in the veggies. The soil is dried out from not enough rain and my stubborn refusal, at this point, to water anymore since the plants are at their ends. It’s time for clearing out the garden.

weeping garden

The Weeping Garden

With the onset of July, our garden went into survival mode. By the middle of July and a couple of weeks with the heat index over 100 degrees each day, it took to looking puny. The Wonder Kids said the garden looked like it was crying. So, while my garden not-so-gently weeps for lower temps, let me give you a tour just in case you were struggling with this as well.


The Holey Melon

We were so excited to try out Camino Europa melons from our seed trials with P. Allen Smith. Evidently, so were the worms. They beat us to the proverbial punch and munched away on our first melon. We started growing these melons in early summer as part of our seed trials. Never having grown or eaten them, we…


Her Watermelons

While we waited out a pop-up thunderstorm at the big box hardware store, Girl Wonder #2 found a packet of watermelons on  the floor. Guess what came home with us? Watermelons. And cucumbers and zinnias and passion flower vine seeds. Guess what had to be planted before we had turned the van off? Her watermelons.…