Archive for 'Gardening' Category

A little TLC and Some Manure

By wordpress - Last updated: Thursday, September 23, 2010

Amazing what a little TLC and compost can do for a plant. I transplanted this cherry tomato from a pot and used some of my new found compost to see if I could bring it back to life. I believe I succeeded! after a month of watering and adding a little more compost, there are [...]

Composting Is Easy With A Duck Pond

By wordpress - Last updated: Tuesday, August 17, 2010

When we moved into our house many years ago, there was a shallow concrete pond which I was told was a duck pond. How nice! So when I trimmed hedges, there was a convenient place to put the clippings. I was thinking more like, “There’s a nice place to put all this trash. Out of [...]

I Have Spinach

By wordpress - Last updated: Monday, August 16, 2010

As I blogged before, I meticulously planted spinach in very clearly defined rows. I went as far as to lay the seeds in the furrow so that they were in a perfect line. Lo and behold, the seeds germinated and I was able to tell by the line of seedlings which were spinach and which [...]

Why can’t I grow some spinach?

By wordpress - Last updated: Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I had a good old farm boy working for me once and when I told him about my not being able to grow greens he said, “Son, if you can’t grow greens, you can’t grow nuthin’. Just throw some seeds on the ground, kick some dirt over it, and water it. That’s all there is [...]

Let’s give this Miracle-Gro another try

By wordpress - Last updated: Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The instructions on the Miracle-Gro box say I should fertilize every couple of weeks so I thought I would do just that. I had a smaller bag that said it was for tomato plants so I added that to two of the plants and used regular Miracle-gro to the other two. We’ll see how that [...]

Hello Miracle Gro!

By wordpress - Last updated: Monday, July 26, 2010

A couple of weeks ago I noticed the beautiful blooms of crepe myrtles around town and thought it would be nice to add some to our property. A visit to Lowes convinced me maybe I didn’t need that as bad as I thought. One hundred and twenty five dollars for a large plant. I mentioned [...]

Gardening 102

By wordpress - Last updated: Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Time: 7:00 weight:296. I’ve been getting up every day for over a week. I finish each morning by looking around and seeing what else needs to be done, which for some reason seems to be an incentive to get up the next morning and go at it again. I have found that my body which [...]

The poor man’s plant starter

By wordpress - Last updated: Thursday, July 8, 2010

One of the problems I’ve mentioned before is that I’m trying to grow plants in some heavy clay soil. I read I needed to put in a lot of organic material into my soil and I have a lot of mulch beds that have been there for quite some time. So I started to scrape [...]

Gardening 101

By wordpress - Last updated: Thursday, June 10, 2010

Every few years I start a garden and then I get busy and forget to water when it gets hot and my plants die off and the weeds take over. Not this time! I’m really going to get into it. As I mentioned in my bio I really need to get some weight off and [...]