Spring moves forward

This garden is built on hardwork, perseverance, ย and lots of dog poo! ๐Ÿ˜‚

I spend a lot of time in my garden. Over the years, I’ve learned to forget about selfish people, like my old ex who left to look a fool with a gimmicky life and fake personality. I learned to appreciate my friends for their truth and honesty (even if I don’t want to hear it). I learned to take advantage of every opportunity given to me, because I might never get that chance again. And I’ve learned that life moves forward, no matter how much I want it to stay in one spot.

My garden for the most part stays the same, but little changes come and go every year. It keeps it interesting, and I love it more and more every year. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜Š


First Spring Plantings ’16

I’m a little late with my plantings this year. I got mostly everything in, but am going to wait on the tomatoes for another week, since it looks like the nights are still going to get a little chilly the next few days.

I’m not sure anyone can ever be whole again from separation from a loved one, but I can at least fill the void with plants and greenery ๐Ÿ™‚

Hopefully it’s a nice summer and I can try some cucumbers again — I think I can get it this time!!

Cinco de Mayo Update

It’s still chilly in the evenings, but I’ve had mostly everything undercover at night. The squirrels are my biggest problem!



The cold is going away!!

I was away all last weekend on a derby tournament and came back to green grass and warm weather — I’ll take it!

Yesterday I set up the bamboo poles in the pea/bean bed. I also cleared the remaining beds a little more to get ready for more plantings. Here’s my general garden plan for this year:

2014 Garden Plan

The peppers and tomatos have already been startedย in the house. They aren’t going out until the middle of next month. I’ve got the root crops & brassicas planted, along with a row of peas. The row cover over the brassicas (ok, and some lettuce, too) is helping keep the temp slightly warmer than if it wasn’t there. It’s also keeping out the squirrels, which keep digging up my strawberries. (ahhhhh!!!!)

The last thing I’ve done this week is plant a cherry tree. It’s supposed to do well in cold weather areas, and is self-fertilizing. I’ve never planted a tree before, but hopefully after watching 8 million youtube videos, I’ve got it down. I’ll post updates!

Cherry Tree

End of the Season

Well, it looks like the garden season is over for me.

November 2013

November 2013

Last night it snowed — not one of my favorite weather events, but what can you do. When I was taking a picture from the 2nd floor window, it looks like this little bee was also a little sad about the snow and was hanging on for dear life.

snow bee

I have to say, it was a pretty productive year. My husband and I were graced with tomatoes, green beans, peas, kohlrabi, broccoli, peppers, kale, swiss chard, garlic, onions, celery, tomatillos, carrots, spinach and lettuce. I had one baby cucumber and one baby butternut squash come out of all my squash plants — they all ended up getting powdery mildew since I did not spray anything on them to keep it at bay.

I think the broccoli plants were the most successful for me — they just kept producing over and over. I’d go out, pick a few heads, eat some, and then give a few to my dog. Same with the peas…who knew dogs would like green veggies?

Time to start planning for next year!