Garden

2010 – The Year of Fruit

This year we've gone a little gardening crazy!  The boys actually have two garden spots!  We have our normal area up near the house and so far it is filled with paste tomatoes, heirloom eating tomatoes, summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, bell peppers, hot...

Survival Seeds…A Review

A reader sent me the following email:My husband recently learned about a website advertising a "Survival Seed Bank". I wondered what you would think of it. From what I've read (with your posts being prominent in my reading on this topic), it seems...

My NEW Perpetual Garden Calendar!!

Yes! I said NEW!  (can you hear the "whoosh" as I unveil it?). The all new "Gardening Through the Year with the TNfarmgirl - A Perpetual Calendar for the Garden!" For those of you "not in the know", this is no ordinary calendar.  There are no blank squares under the...

My Garden Calendar

I've heard from quite a few of you wanting to purchase my Perpetual Garden Calendar.  So what's the hold up?  Why is it taking longer than thought.  Time for true confessions! When transferring files from one Macintosh computer to another, a certain child, who will...

Garden Goodies!

This wasn't the best year for us in the garden.  We did OK but hopefully next year will be much better!  We got our garden in on time and things were going well but come late April, all of May and most of June things began to slide.  I was so busy preparing for court...

Catching up…

I've been pretty quiet - but I hope I have good reason.We have been really busy outside. We had a glorious spring this year - long, wet and cool! We normally put the pool up on Memorial Day weekend but it was just too cold!So, we spent our time getting the garden in -...

Marci got it!

Marci was the first to figure it out....a lettuce bed! Gwen came in with the right answer too :)Just about the time each summer that tomatoes are in full production, my lettuce bolts. Ya'll know that NOTHING tastes better than a lettuce, tomato, onion and cheese...

Creepy Crawlies in the Garden!

The boys and I were picking the last of our red tomatoes the other day. The nights are so cool that I don't think there will be many turning red now. When we were picking, we found several tomato hornworms.Notice that it look slike it was rolled in white rice....this...

Garden Tip for weed free gardening….

I learned this tip years ago and recently passed it on to Julie.  You can read about it and see a picture at her blog located here.Please note my comment on her site - when starting a new bed you don't even have to till.  Just lay down about 8 layers of wet newspaper...

I planted weeds….

..it must be true...I planted weeds in my garden beds last fall. I thought I had just neglected to plant a cover crop but surely I lost my mind (definitely happens sometimes) and planted weeds. They seem to be springing up faster than we pull them. This puzzles me...