• Save the Cabbages

    May 22, 2015

    Each year is a battle with the cabbage worm and butterfly. It is enough that I have thought at times to give up on cabbages and caulis.  This year I am fighting back with the Tierra Garden 50-5030 Haxnicks Easy Micromesh Tunnel, Giant. I have the package here open, looks simple enough.  Comes in a […]

  • Back, and into the Garden

    May 21, 2015

    Fran & I have just come back from a cruise with a couple days on each end, we were gone for almost two weeks. I won’t announce a vacation in advance on the web, but maybe it was obvious from my hurried preparations to be able to leave on April 30th. Well, we returned late on May 13th, […]

  • Spring Garden Prepping II

    April 29, 2015

    No time for blogging, too busy gardening. The plot cultivating tasks were: Leveling out the high spots and moving around dirt Straightening plot borders Raking off winter’s weeds Spreading composted manure Tilling with my Nuclear Powered Tiller Surveying the planting spots for the trays of transplants Excavating and conditioning with potting soil the transplant sites Transplanting […]

  • First Asparagus

    April 20, 2015

    First Asparagus in 2015 harvested on April 18th, some green, some purple. Delish. First sprouts from Snow Peas, radishes & beets.  

  • Spring Garden Prepping

    Update 4/19, removing the landscaping fabric (next year will try a cover crop), cultivating with composted cow manure, more fixing up the trellisis, etc. 4/17, Yesterday, planted a row of radishes for May. Starting to set up the trellises, empty the pots, getting ready to transplant.

  • Mending the Fence

    April 14, 2015

    Starting to fix the fence. Last year the fence was not tight enough, that is how the bunnies got in to the garden, it was a disaster, destroyed the Beet crop. Big plans this year, I have got a bolt cutter and I am cutting up the broken cone shaped tomato support cages and using them […]

  • Sown Peas and Beets

    April 12, 2015

    Transplanted two Prelude Raspberries and a Triple Crown Blackberry. Put several shovels of composted manure at the bottom of the hole, removed the temp pot and dropped them in the holes. No hassle, looks great. Stripped off the landscaping fabric, ran the Nuclear Powered Tiller and planted a double row of snap/snow peas with some […]

  • We Chose GrowVeg.com

    April 10, 2015

    We chose GrowVeg.com Garden as our Garden Planner software. More discussion with more practice, but here is the 2015 Fran’s Victory Garden Plan. It took a little more than an hour to set up, I’m sure it will get more polished with time. See Evaluating Web Based Garden Planning Packages for the choosing criteria.

  • 1st Asparagus

    April 9, 2015

    The first Asparagus this year. The Asparagus Patch is located next to the Rhubarb Patch, a good spot for perennials. No sign of the Fennel yet. An Evil Bunny lurks (sunning itself) on the other side of the fence.  I will do a Fixing Fence project soon.

  • First signs of life

    April 5, 2015

    The rhubarb is first this year, both plants, can’t wait for the pies.     Nothing yet from the fennel or the asparagus. The blackberries and raspberries look ready to start. The Rosemary didn’t survive the winter, second year in a row.  The fig tree looks iffy. Global warming?

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