Putting Out Fall Tomatoes

With our fall tomatoes almost ready to go out into the garden, we couldn’t wait any longer. We spent yesterday morning, before it got too hot to do anything outside, planting the fall tomatoes. Some of them may be a little too small to go out but we’re also running out of seedling growing room.…

First Tomatoes of the Season

What a herald of the summer to come when the first tomatoes get harvested. The days can only get better from here. Our first tomatoes of 2016 ripened yesterday. This is a Matt’s Wild Cherry tomato. We (me, mostly) loved nibbling on these straight from the vine last year. And just like last year, I…

You Can Grow That: Bush Beans

While we wait on our new garden soil to be delivered, we still need to get a few veggies planted. Bush beans are one of those particular veggies. Thankfully, they grow well in containers.

New Homes for Free Tomatoes

We gave away all of our free tomatoes! What fun we had sharing them with strangers and friends! A few of our friends graciously provided pictures of their newly planted garden goodies. Amie was our first tomato taker. Her sweet hubby planted the tomatoes the following day. Yay!! Christine snuck by for a few while…

Easter Azaleas

Our church places azaleas in the sanctuary at Easter.  These can be purchased in honor or memory of loved ones.  This year, we purchased 2, 1 for each set of grandparents.  I love this tradition but have never liked the idea of throwing these out.  They are beautiful and in my mind, should be planted…

The Carrots Are Not Ready Yet

Boy Wonder #2’s carrots are sending up lots of little green leaves.  He is quite thrilled and ready to eat them.  So far, I’ve been able to keep him from pulling them out to check on them.  His sister is another story.  Girl Wonder #1 decided she needed to see how they were doing so…

Planting With Isaac

When Isaac churned through the Gulf of Mexico earlier this week, he very kindly just gave us feeder bands filled with rain.  Since we are still in a significant drought situation, the rain was desperately needed.  While it rained and the Wonder Kids watched DVD’s of the original “Muppet Show”, I quickly planted a few…

Pumpkin Pie Wanna-be’s

One of our seed selections for our fall garden was Early Sugar Pie Pumpkins.  We purchased them for making pumpkin pie and having as decoration for the house during the fall season.  We’ve never grown pumpkin before so this is exciting for us. The seeds this year grew amazingly fast.  I believe it’s because we…

Harrumpph

Our zucchini have been attacked by squash vine borers.  Again.  I was so hoping they would not succumb this year as they have the past 2 years.  But alas, the leaves are drooping and the tell-tale corkscrews are out.           It may be a mute point now, but I’ve moved the…

In Their Own Garden

Girl Wonder #1 decided that since she had her own garden, she needed her own seeds to grow in it.  This is the same garden she has been working on in the corner of the tomato bed.  Yes, it already has lettuce, rosemary, and mint in it but they are not growing fast enough.  She…