Peas & Beans

I'm not sure I did this right, but here's the peas and beans transplanted into the garden. It was hard freaking work getting the ground ready and trellis built. The varieties of plants I got get 6' tall and heavy so I wanted to make it as strong…

Tales from the Crypt

I never actually watched that show... Tried to kill myself getting the taters planted today, but they're in the ground and I'm a little worse for the wear. Here's my absolutely adorable youngest helper. The 3 trays that are just about ready…

About Me

My name is Amy, I am a 38 year old married mom of 4 kids, though 2 are now adults, and the younger 2 are quickly approaching their teens, so it's less "mom of 4" and more "circus ringleader." I am self employed; I own my own handmade soap company,…
The strawberries seem to be ok after all that cold, I see more green. One plant isn't doing well, but the other 23 are growing. A cousin gave us these hangers (among a bunch of other stuff) and I just had to get the hanging containers....just…

Warming up....sort of

Well, the super cold system is gone. It left over 2 feet of snow on our friend in Alberta, Canada though LOL It's not real warm, about 45-50 right now, but warm enough to start hardening off the seedlings. So they are spending their first day…

My babies are growing up!

I'm just amazed how much better these are doing then my last attempt at gardening in Idaho (the time before that I was successful, but again, we were in Oregon, though North-East). Roma and beefsteak tomatoes, broccoli, snow pea, green beans…

Yard Work

The front yard has these curved areas wrapping around the front and side of the house, and along the sidewalk and into the side yard, they're full of roses and rhododendrons, a big wisteria and other bushes. The weeds in these areas have gotten…

More seedlings

I have beefsteak and roma tomato seedlings coming out my ears. I thinned them out and transplanted many of all the seedlings to their own peat pots for ease in planting this coming week (if it stops raining). I also planted the asparagus, but…

Snow?

Monday night A few rain showers this evening mixing with snow showers overnight. Low 36F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 30%. Tuesday Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. Snow may mix in early. High around 50F. Winds…

Beautiful, productive day

Got out into the garden today and prepped the back left square as best I could (tons of root balls and rocks and chunks of glass), and planted the strawberries, and put the fence up. Sadie (dog) was very put out that we did that to her, but…

Sunset New Western Garden Book 1981 to 2008

My dad has/gave me a 1981 edition of the Sunset New Western Garden Book...I grew up with the book in our house, I'd spend hours looking at all the plants (wish some of the knowledge had absorbed).. unfortunately it's very outdated. Many varieties…

Tiller

I finally broke down and ordered a tiller - a Mantis 2 cycle. They have a 4 pay plan that is easier to work then then one big chunk. I was prompted to finally get one when I went out today and tried to rake, hoe and otherwise break up the dirt…