All of my recent gardening research has led me to really want to start composting. I have so much kitchen waste from all the coffee, eggs, and veggies this family eats, and we have hard, clay-like soil in our yard. It would be nice to convert some of the waste and produce some nice compost … Continue reading Garden: Creating a Compost Bin
Growing: This month was an optimal month to start planting as the Houston temperature starts to cool. Winter is fairly non-existent here, so plants can survive and thrive outside until Spring. I'm really excited to see how this goes! We managed to plant or start... 4 Strawberry plants 4 Rhubarb pots from seeds (7 sprouts) … Continue reading September 2017 Reflections
I'm so excited because I have sprouts! All four of my rhubarb pots have little sprouts, and my beet pot is just full of them. Hurray! Last night we had a big storm with heavy rain, so I had to rush outside and move the strawberries and beets under cover. They got a good watering, … Continue reading Daily Journal: Sprouts!!
The local garden center was having a phenomenal sale on all plants this weekend: 70% off! What a great time to pick up some new plants. We have one orange tree in out backyard that has produced amazingly the last few years (it looks a little bare this year - I will have to research … Continue reading Daily Journal: Fruit Trees!
After a few days of digging in dirt, it's time to get back to the kitchen. It's time for my weekly grocery trip, but this time I'll be adding some seasonal fruits to my list to practice my cooking and canning skills. I had been doing a lot of research on which fruits and veggies … Continue reading Daily Journal: Gathering Fall Fruits
A few days ago I bought 2 tomato plants and 4 strawberry plants. They were on impulse as I went to the garden store to get pots for my rhubarb seeds. I didn't even know if I'd really be able to produce off these plants, but I figured if the young plants were in the … Continue reading Daily Journal: Lots of Potting!