Month: October 2008

  • Happy Halloween

    Happy Halloween to all my favorite ghouls and witches. I’m enjoying a nice rain storm and scrambling to throw together a last minute costume for a party tonight. Here are some of my favorite spooky links to get you into the spirit of the holiday. Spooky Sites 1. Dark Roasted Blends: Collection of spooky but […]

  • Meyer Lemon Flowers

  • Lemon Head

    Last year’s Christmas present of a Meyer Lemon tree is being greatly appreciated right now. As you can see for a little tree it’s got quite a haul of delicious lemons. If you haven’t had a a Meyer Lemon you must try one they are a great deal sweeter than Eureka (grocery store) lemons. I’m […]

  • Getting into The Halloween Spirit

    I can’t believe Halloween is only two days away. I thought this Halloween animation, created by Rick Gervais, was pretty clever. Copies can be purchased at Hallowindow.

  • Growing Mint from Cuttings

    I am happy to report that mint has been effective mouse repellent in my garden. In fact I had so much success, I went a little crazy with buying mint plants. Since my last mint post, I bought an additional mojito mint plant and a nice sized chocolate mint plant. Mojito mint by the way […]

  • It’s That Time of Year Again!

    It’s that time of year again, were I break out the bulb vases and start attempting to grow Paperwhites indoors. I did this for the first time last year. It’s so easy just use a small vase or bulb vase with a wide mouth and narrow neck. Fill with water so the base of the […]

  • October Garden

    October is one of my favorite months. The garden is in a transition phase were I am saying farewell to the cucumbers and tomatoes. But I’m not too sad about it because I have a ton of Jalapeno peppers and Bell peppers. Not to mention plenty of Eggplant. So far I’ve been able to pick […]

  • Mums

  • Fall Planting

    Even though I am still harvesting wonderful summer vegetables such as peppers, cucumber and eggplant. My mind is looking forward to my winter garden with plenty of spinach, leafy greens, and garlic. Here is my agenda for fall. Leafy Greens 1. Correnta Spinach- I experimented last year and this variety gave me nice leafy greens […]

  • Blustery Day

    Now that fall is here so is the blustery winds. They started yesterday and so far no real damage. In the past the wind has caused a tree branch to land on my car and for our fence to fall over. It’s only the second day and so far it’s been windy but not too […]