Tomatoes are in Season

All of the beds are blooming with summer flowers while the veggie plants are growing very strong! Bed one has tomatoes of all sizes and so we are amassing recipes for when they ripen to red. The jalapeno and serrano are also budding with wonderful vegetables. I’ve noticed various insects visiting such as parasitic wasps…

Can’t Trust Me in a Garden Store

This weekend I made the mistake of going to the garden store for some taller poles for the tomatoes. I ended up with a whole bevy of new flowers to plant! Eric drilled better holes into the new deck beds and we filled them with gravel before adding rich loam and flowers. Now, every time…

Songs, Birds, and Bees!

It’s been a while since I’ve entered any update on my garden but with the holiday, work, and the start of a new school session, I had to re-balance my priorities so that I could go back to the garden. Don’t worry though! It seems everything is thriving and growing in the mix of sunny…

Tendrils of Life

This week has been a bit crazy for us. It was my last week of class, I got a head cold that kept me out of my garden, and the thunderstorms have been constantly coming through driving all of us nuts. Luckily, my cucumber plant seems to like it and has started to wrap its…

Rain, Rain, Go Away!!

We’ve definitely had our share of rain lately, and frankly I’m getting a bit sick of it. We did go out and have a walk about the area to see how things were progressing. As you can see, our dogwood is finally losing its flowers, beds one and two are doing good, but beds three…

Birbs, Bees, and Anniversaries

Although we didn’t get to much planting this week, there were some significant highlights and pictures I wanted to share. First of all, during an evening stroll through the garden, Eric and I saw a bird fly out from under our deck. We knew there were a few nests built so we went to inspect…

Beds three and four with video

On Saturday, we were very determined to get box three completed this weekend. I set up a tripod with my camera and took video each time we dumped dirt as well as our method of mixing the fertilizer. Oh and there is a bit of banter in some pieces. Our neighbors are slowly coming over…