Garden produce from a late garden suits me just fine! Many people have been harvesting from their gardens for a while now, ours is just beginning. Yes, I have missed fresh squash, tomatoes, beans and ... But, with all the vineyard work, I am thankful to have a "late" garden! We have harvested enough zucchini and yellow squash for vegetable enchiladas - Mmmm! The beans and peas are just … [Read more...] about A Late Garden Works for Us!
As you can see, the pots are empty - Why? Because all of my tomato seedlings died - it was so sad. They all died within a week! I posted previously about "Gardening From Seeds" and wanted to let you know that despite how well the seedlings were looking, it was short lived. When posting "The Garden is Planted", the tomato plants used were bought from a nursery. Unfortunately, those also, all died. … [Read more...] about What Happened?
The garden is officially planted and it was definitely a family affair! It took us several hours on Sunday afternoon to complete but I am so excited to have it finished. The garden spot is in the middle of the rye which has been planted as a cover crop - to hold the soil from blowing and to prevent the soil from washing. A while back, John laid irrigation drip tape (underground) where we … [Read more...] about The Garden is Planted!
As I mentioned earlier in Gardening Time Part 2, I am doing a combination of purchased plants and plants which I have started from seeds. I thought it might be helpful to show some pictures of how we start the seeds. For our flats to start the seeds in, we (John, actually) cut the bottoms off 5 gallon buckets which I got from a bakery - their icing comes in them and when they use the icing up, … [Read more...] about Gardening From Seeds
Gardening - Children - can they go together and still yield produce? Definitely! Garden Time Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 all dealt with different aspects of planning your garden. What about planning to involve your children - your family? Our lifestyle change involves working together as a family most of the time. Whether we are home educating or working in the vineyard planting, pruning or … [Read more...] about Gardening With Children
Planning your garden takes time as we have discussed in Garden Time: Part 1 and Part 2 but the reward are well worth it. Today there are a few miscellaneous items to think about. Have you ever noticed the colorful maps on the back of seed packets? Those are not just for decoration. They give valuable information about that particular seeds hardiness in different areas of the country. The … [Read more...] about Garden Time! Part 3