Month: June 2009

  • Garden Tour

    This was a spur of the moment video we made with the Iphone video feature. The yard is a little messy but I thought it would be fun to show off what’s growing in the garden this season.

  • Sage Flowers

    This is a first, my sage is actually blooming. It has these long stems with multiple purple flowers.

  • Squash Flowers

    This is my first year growing squash and it’s been a great learning experience. I am growing Sweet Dumpling Squash . It’s a sweet winter squash similar to butternut or delicata. It’s also fairly hardy as I’ve almost dehydrated it to death on more than one occasion. I noticed something else the other day and […]

  • They Hatched, Praying Mantis

    I bought my praying mantis eggs about two months ago. The first batch were eaten by mice. The second batch I had assumed had hatched and fled. But while I was watering my plants today I spotted a mass exodus of praying mantis. The majority of them were jumping out of the pot and looking […]

  • Summer Garden 2009 What’s Growing in the Garden

    This year when I walk outside, I immediately get hungry from all of the potential food I am growing. I am growing my old favorites like tomatoes, cucumbers, and basil. But I am also growing winter squash and pole beans. I’ve been using a more scientific approach by using electronic PH reader for the soil […]

  • First Sunflower of the Summer

    This year I decided not to grow the mammoth sunflowers since they were consumed by ants last year. Instead I grew a nice row of the smaller hybrid sunflowers. These grew up to my nose last year but this year they are huge. They apparently didn’t get the memo that they are supposed to be […]

  • Lovely June

    Wow, it’s already the second week of June. We have been spoiled by the weather. Usually, around this time of year we are all melting from triple digit heat. But lately, it’s been in the low 80’s. We even had a touch of rain and thunderstorms. All of this means I’ve been outdoors and away […]

  • Harvesting Garlic

    This year I planted to types of garlic, Tempest Brown Garlic and German Porcelain Garlic. Garlic is ready to harvest when the greens are seventy percent brown. The Tempest Brown aren’t quite ready yet but the German Garlic gave me all the indicators that it was ready to go. I am a little disappointed by […]