Tomato seeds; heat (unrelated)

I am very glad I bought those tomato plants because *none* of the seeds I planted on Mother's Day sprouted. They've had plenty of water, but not too much, and it's been nice and warm, so I don't know what the deal is with them. Yay for Winco...hopefully…

Tree IDed (I think)

After I posted about my mystery tree and couldn't figure it out, I decided to wait and see what the tree did. It got leaves and started growing helicopters :lol It's what my family calls the seed-wings: Because when they are big and…

"the chicken looks good but smells bad"

Odd way to find my site, yet a few have (through my Salem chicken updates). So to prevent any readers from food poisoning, I'll answer in it's own post: The smell is from bacteria. Lots of bacteria. Bacteria decomposes food, makes you sick…

Help - tree identification (picture)

Green flower cluster, originally uploaded by clickclique. What is this tree in my back yard? We have a few trees I need help identifying but this is the only one really growing. This photo isn't mine, I found it on flickr while trying…

Wow, is that the sun? I'd forgotten...

Not only did we turn our heat completely off instead of way down, but I got a lot done in the garden and got my first sunburn of the season. Not the fluorescent red like I had last year at this time, but enough to remind me not to scratch an…

Work at home gardener

So apparently it's not so easy to get in gardening time when you're working all the time. I think it's easier for my work outside the home counterparts because they generally (not always) leave work at work. Not me. It's right here, there's…

Another great planting calendar

Compostings made an excellent Excel spreadsheet for planting dates. Just input your last frost date and it gives you your dates!

Garden map

Ugh. Thanks to Dora the Explorer I've got "I'm the Map, I'm the Map, I'm the Map, I'm the Map, I'm the Map, I'm THE MAP" stuck in my head. :shake If you've got little kids and Noggin/Nick Jr, you know what I mean! Anyway, here's a tentative,…

Row covers? Row covers!

9 gauge wire purchased, row covers up. They aren't as pretty as all the pictures I've seen on the internet, but they stood up to the nasty wind and rain we had during and after we put them up (it's sunny now, of course :eyeroll ). Lack of an…

Free lettuce seeds

I haven't done any research if these are Monsanto, but I still wanted to pass on this link: http://www.ebfarm.com/AboutUs/GrowYourOwnOrganicSalad/index.aspx edited - it looks like they took the page down, those sure went fast!

One more snow?

See, I should be a meteorologist! I predicted one more during our last one :cold http://weather.yahoo.com/storm/USOR0304.html LOW ELEVATION SNOW EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND IN NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON... A WEATHER SYSTEM…

Weather in the Willamette Valley

It snowed again :lol And now it's almost 50 degrees, but my 11 year old son managed to get out in time and make a snow man. Being the bad blogger and mom that I am, I forgot to get pictures :( I would bet money if I had it that'll we'll get…