This week in the garden: Massive weeding session. Planted 2 varieties of okra & more Roma beans. Pruned unhealthy-looking leaves from the tomato plants. More rain this week — I haven’t had to water much this year. Cucumbers are slowly reaching their trellis, and beginning to make tiny fruit. Harvested green beans, lettuce & peppers [...]
Top left: Squash bloom Top right: Borage pods/seeds Bottom right: Zinnia Bottom left: Pasilla Bajio ...
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As I mentioned early in the school year, we kind of did our own thing with read-alouds this year because my girls had just listened to all the read-alouds that went with their Sonlight core the previous year. We took the opportunity to just read some good books together. Some were my favorites, and some [...]
I have a monster oregano bush in the garden. You can kind of see it in this picture to the right of the birdbath, but that’s only a part of it. Anyway, it was very overgrown and needing a trim. I cut it back a lot, and it’s still huge. The clippings filled this wheelbarrow: [...]
Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces by Gayla Trail First of all, the photography in this book alone makes this book a worthwhile read. The pictures are absolutely beautiful! As far as information, it is a great book for a beginning gardener with not a lot of space. It covers the basics of gardening [...]
I had a lovely Mothers’ Day weekend. Got to spend it with people near and dear to my heart, which makes me happy. Oooh, oooh! AND I got a dehydrator! Who knew my sweet hubby reads my blog?!? Can’t wait to try it out. I also spent three hours working in my garden yesterday, and I [...]
This week in the garden… More watering from God! Thank you for the rain! Cucumber vines are starting to reach the trellis. Lots of squash blooms, but no squash yet. Plants are still small. More tiny green tomatoes. Picked & cooked a batch of green beans! Picked some peppers – both pasilla bajio and purple jalapeños. [...]
Frequently, when anyone is visiting my garden, I get the question, “What’s that?” when they see the borage. Borage is a plant I learned about when researching companion planting. It is not a pretty plant. It has hairy stems and leaves and right now, it looms over my tomato plants. The one redeeming quality of [...]
Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids by Kara E. Powell & Chap Clark I liked the premise of this book and gained a couple of nuggets from it, but overall I found it a little disappointing. Not that it wasn’t helpful, but it just wasn’t AS specific as I’d hoped [...]
This past weekend, my husband’s company treated us to a fancy dinner and paid for us to spend the night in Galveston sans children. It was so relaxing! Dinner was on the lawn, and it was a little chilly, so we didn’t stay too long. Instead we went out on the town… Ha! Just kidding! [...]
This week in the garden: Tiny tomatoes! Finally! Peppers are rocking! Green beans are too… I think we’ll have enough mature ones to enjoy a batch for dinner next week! All types of squash plants are blooming, although the plants themselves are still pretty small. Cucumber plants are starting to flower, but they’re not quite [...]
- Garden Chronicles May 18, 2013
- Herbaria May 17, 2013
- Our 2012-2013 Reading List May 16, 2013
- Drying Oregano May 15, 2013
- Book Review: Grow Great Grub May 14, 2013
- The Reading Rap February 19, 2013
- Book Review: Julie & Julia February 20, 2013
- My Praise & Harmony Recording Experience (Part 3) April 20, 2013
- DIY Garden Trellis February 27, 2013
- Eliminating Processed Foods: Week 1 Menu March 30, 2013
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