Here are some progress pics:
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Here are some progress pics:
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Today I did 3 beds. There's only the herb box at the back door, and the old strawberry box left. And some weeds that are around the boxes, but my main concern is to get those boxes ready to plant. It isn't necessarily pretty out there right now, but it is functional!
So I did NOT meet my goal of getting them done by the 15th. However I am close and will finish them up this week. Besides, its extra calories burned, right? :)
I'm not going to be planting all the boxes right away, I'm wondering if I should cover them with plastic to try to reduce all of the weed problems. And there are tons of these diamond shape bugs in everything. Will try to get a pic. They remind me of some sort of squash bug relation, but not quite.
Sorry to be so absent. I'm 4 weeks out of my show and my mind is on workouts & diet constantly.
Have a great evening! (ok, it's 10pm and evening is over...)
Saturday, August 7, 2010
On another note, if I'm scarce again for the next few weeks don't worry. I have a figure competition coming up in 5 weeks and it is taking over the majority of my time. I still plan to have the garden up and running mid month though.
Will take a pic of the garden and update tonight if it isn't too dark.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
When clearing Jake's box I found some carrots growing in there so I left those behind. That way there's something that actually belongs there :)
I'm happy to see there are worms still in the boxes. But lots and lots of other bugs which I'll get a pic of.
Oh, and a pretty black wooly caterpillar was inching his way along one of the boxes. I did get a pic of that, but...dead batteries.
Ok, that's my catching up post. I'm trying to be better about blogging, but there's so much going on. BUSY!
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Anyhow, why would I post such a horrible pic of my garden? For the same reason I post "before" pictures when I do a fitness challenge .... Accountability. If I put it out there and say I'm going to do something about it I am more likely to actually do it. I can start planting in mid August so that is my goal. I plan to have the garden looking neat and ready by August 15th. Watch for nice neat garden pics mid-August. :)
Here are the ugly ones!
The main garden:
Alright, there they are in all their glory. The messiest garden pics around. I'm going to start weeding today. Wish me luck. I hope I don't get lost out there....
Monday, May 17, 2010
I am a bad multitasker LOL. If I'm doing one thing I tend to neglect another. I have been getting in shape for summer and my mind has been on workouts and fitness. I've started up my jewelry making again and that is taking up my time as well. I also work part time for a personal trainer and do her customer service and website stuff, plus put her blog up around in different places. By the time I'm done with that and with blogging my fitness stuff I'm just worn out from blogging LOL.
My garden is still going, even though we're moving into the stage of "too hot and everything wilts and dies". I've harvested a ton of peas and lettuce, purple pole beans and herbs. The watermelon in Jake's bed is surviving. We need to water it way more for sure. There's definitely weeding to do, but for the most part it is going well for this time of year. I think I will get out the curtains again this year to try to have peppers throughout the summer. That worked great last year. I'm skipping squash at this point because I've had it with squash bugs, they drove me nuts last time around.
Anyhow, I'm still alive!!! :) I will try to be better about checking in because I know I worry about people when I don't see them posting and wonder if I'll ever know what has become of them. And I need to get better about checking in on you all too!!!
Monday, February 8, 2010
What's up in the garden?
Broccoli - this is from seed I har\/ested from one of my plants last season - lots of it coming up "" Will ha\/e to thin these and plant them in other places.
Spinach showing its little sprouts
Pole bean peaking through the dirt
Radishes - i don't eat these but they always grow and I need that satisfaction of seeing something grow in the garden LOL
Green Arrow Peas poking up
Sugar Snap peas - yep, coming through
And early girl tomatoes
Looks like a bush bean or two coming up
Maybe, possibly, finally the black seeded simpson lettuce I ha\/e planted for 2 years that ne\/er comes up LOL
We'\/e had rain e\/ery other day and sunshine in between, and cool weather but no freezes. It's looking pretty good so far this season :)
Anyhow, that's all for now. Excuse my crazy typing but my 1 key that has the exclamation point with it is not working, nor is my letter between "c" and "b" so I'm using these slashes to make capital \/'s LOL.
Ha\/e a super day
Friday, January 29, 2010
I put in thyme, rosemary, cilantro, basil (holy & genovese), oregano, parsley, dill, and two more I can't remember LOL. I only have 9 squares in that bed.
The other two beds were filled with: spinach, rainbow carrots, jade bush beans, purple pole beans, green arrow peas, sugar snap peas, ithica lettuce, black seeded simpson lettuce, salad bowl lettuce, golden cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli (packman that I harvested the seeds off my own), walla walla onions, some unknown pkg of onions, brandywine tomatoes, early girl tomatoes, cukes, sugar baby watermelon, and herbs planted throughout some extra spaces.
It felt so good to be out in the garden again. I have missed it. I got so busy throughout the fall and winter, and all of the holidays and gatherings that go with it. Plus the garden wasn't producing so I was very frustrated. I thought I was going to be so on top of things last fall but apparently not! My mind was completely on Jake's diabetes diagnosis and it really took us a while to get into our new routine. However, I'm ready to take back the garden!!
Hope you all have a great weekend. I will continue to clean up the rest of the beds. I've got 8 more!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
On my way in I noticed a few things that survived the weeds and the freeze. I figured I'd grab a little radish for the bunny on the way in. Uh, yeah, this is little??
LOL. So I decided that was a bit big for the bunny to have. I gave him some of the leaves though. He tasted them a few times then determined they were worth eating. He can be a little picky.
Tomorrow I will go out and do some more cleaning and hopefully have the garden back in production this coming week. Time to plant some seeds for spring harvest.I need to check in on you all and see how things are going!