As said in my last post, I had two days of freedom from work before my trip to Maine (stay tuned). Day One was HOT! So hot that after 30 minutes outside, I got dizzy. I took many breaks, but still managed to get my salad plot planted.
Posted in Building, Maintenance, Planting, Plotting
Tagged arugula, basil, bush beans, carrots, dill, lettuce, radishes, salad, turnips
SUPERKASEY! We are now nearly two months into our little competition, and I hope you are feeling as good about this as I am. Because, uh, you know. They say it’s my year.
Whatever that means.
I wanted to drop you a general update on the goings-on in my garden. Here is how things are looking now:
Posted in Maintenance, Plotting
Tagged arugula, basil, beans, blackb, blueberr, carrots, chives, deer, onions, plants, potatoes, sage, Soil, swiss chard, tomatoes, watering
Well, SuperKasey, it is a lazy Sunday here, and a cloud of humidity has coasted into our river valley. I think that means that the warm months have arrived STL-style: with loads of drippy sweat even when the temperature is low.
The potato plants are alive and well!
Posted in Maintenance, Planting
Tagged arugula, basil, beans, carrots, chives, cilantro, collard, peppers, potatoes, seedlings, watering, weeding
Good evening, SuperKasey. Your recent post about which seeds to buy was educational. I knew there was a reason to not buy those seed packets I see at the super stores. So, do you collect seeds from the produce you pull, then? That seems like a painstaking task.
I am now sitting here in my suit and tie after a board meeting from work. I couldn’t be happier about stopping by my garden, seeing all the little things sprouting out of the ground and getting my dress pants dirty to thin things out a bit.
Guess what? When you plant things and give them water and good soil, they grow! Like these radishes:
Posted in Maintenance
Tagged basil, chives, cilantro, flowers, herbs, oregano, pests, radishes, sage, tomatoes, weeding
Yo, SuperKasey. Greetings from the year 2K10. BraceKyle has officially planted things.
It is hard for even me to believe. Hard to believe, also, that I just referred to myself in third person.
Posted in Planting
Tagged arugula, basil, chives, cilantro, collard, oregano, peppers, potatoes, radishes, sage, tomatoes
Hello, SuperKasey! How is Chicago? Windy enough for you?
This post is not about dirt. Okay? Stop giving me guff over my posts about dirt. THE DIRT IS IMPORTANT!
So, as I dive into this whole shebang, I’m thinking about whether ’tis better to plant by seed or from a plant.
I hear pros and cons from both sides of the aisle, so to speak, and I think that several considerations must be undertaken.
Posted in Plotting
Tagged arugula, basil, beans, broccoli, budgeting, carrots, chives, cilantro, collard, endive, garlic, onions, oregano, peppers, plants, potatoes, radishes, sage, seeds, swiss chard, tomatoes