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Jun 11, 2010
Our garden this year became somewhat of a failure due to lack of rain and a neighbor's tree blocking all of the sun, however the tomatoes are doing their thing and we've already gotten one Sun Gold tomato -- these are cherry tomatoes, so nothing to write home about!! -- and the rest are rapidly ripening. Of the bounty we did get so far this year, the biggest success was between strawberries and potatoes. The biggest disappointment? Painted Pony beans!! I don't know what we did wrong, but I suspect it had something to do with Jake digging things up...... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2010 at The Garden Life's blog
New garden boxes built? Check. Direct sow seeds sown? Check. Indoor sow seeds started? Check. I'd love to get outside and work around the garden some, take some pictures, share some of the planty love with you but the rain won't stop. Maybe tomorrow? Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2010 at The Garden Life's blog
I have finally learned to make a fried egg in my stainless steel pans. Would you like to know how I accomplished this: ???? (Yolks broken post-plating) Follow these five simple steps and you won't experience the grief of a broken yolk again! 1. With a paper towel and a little vegetable oil, lightly coat the inside of the pan 2. Heat your coated pan over medium-high until it is hot but not smoking 3. Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool completely4. Heat about 1/8 inch of your fat (butter, vegetable/olive oil, shortening, lard) in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2010 at The Garden Life's blog
You should definitely try it out! I was putting together a post on vermicomposting. I've not personally tried it but our compost bin is chock full of worms. The coffee grounds are really good as a fertilizer for acid loving plants (tomatoes, azaleas, roses, etc) and even some other, non-acid-loving plants. I checked out your blog and your Confederate Roses are beautiful! As are your pets :)
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2010 on Garden 101: Compost at The Garden Life's blog
The hubster and I have been busy readying the garden and planning the chicken coop for the spring. We are starting our seeds now due to the later frost -- it's been freezing in Florida... absurd! The day-old Buff Orpington chicks will be at the feed mart on March 5th. My calendars are marked! This coming weekend I should have a post on the progress of the coop and one of our gardening experiments: Square Foot Gardening. This should be interesting. Strawberry Transplantation 2010 has come & gone. If anyone wants some runners to plant, let me know... you could... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2010 at The Garden Life's blog
…and we’re back! Last time on Garden 101, we covered the basics of what makes up compost, that nutritious, delicious soil addition that will grow your plants like spinach grows the muscles on Popeye’s otherwise scrawny arms. This time around, we will discuss where exactly you’re supposed to put all that stuff, which conditions work best to get your compost cookin’ and what to do when all is said and done and you have piles of gorgeous garden supplement. Compost Containers Confession time: My compost is an open pile right next to my garden. That’s right. I am a slacker.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2010 at The Garden Life's blog
The very first step to a great garden is great soil. Next time you reach for that expensive bag of garden soil at the store, think again and save your cash! Nutrient rich dirt is easy, practically free, and as close as your back yard… or balcony… or even under the kitchen sink. Compost is an excellent way to supplement your garden or start it from scratch. There is no need to buy fancy equipment because composting is nature’s way of recycling and can be done easily with some basic supplies. The whole idea is to make a sort of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2010 at The Garden Life's blog
Winter, as miserable & cold as it is, is necessary for a pleasant garden life. Without the chill, the pests would reign freely. Without the leaves falling from the trees, the compost pile would be significantly smaller. It cleans the slate to begin the Spring anew, on fresh soil. Introduction posts are the same; a necessary evil, if you will. So, I will keep this short & sweet. I live in north Florida (zone 8B for those keeping track) which means I can grow all sorts of interesting plants and wear flip flops most of the year. I dream big...... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2010 at The Garden Life's blog
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