• Fran and the Beanstalk

    July 27, 2015

    Fran picking beans.  She picks a double handful each day from two 7 foot trellises too close together. Fran also picks peas, zucchinis, peppers, tomatoes, cauliflowers, cabbages and the eggplants. I pick the raspberries and blackberries. We have had a good year so far, the only failures are the cucumbers which started well and then died […]

  • Baling Wire, Duct Tape of the Machine Age

    July 13, 2015

    On July 2nd I pruned the Raspberries, and tied up the canes to baling wire strung between two fence posts. This is the first time I have correctly pruned the Raspberries. I am a low maintenance type gardener so I had just allowed chaos to reign. The wild raspberries across the street appear to be […]

  • 1st Zucchini, Cucumber

    June 25, 2015

    I picked the first Zucchini and the first Cucumber. Harvested the remainder of the beets. Also harvested the cabbages. Getting ready for the fall Cabbages. The seeds have germinated and I will move them to the planting trays. After the seedlings poke thru the potting soil and are looking sturdy, I will put the the trays […]

  • End of Spring Raspberries

    June 18, 2015

    Now harvesting the last of the Spring crop of Prelude Raspberries. The three year old plant was the bulk of the harvest, the two year old was disappointing, and one of the two new plants did pretty good. Prelude Raspberries promise a harvest in the fall also, haven’t had a fall harvest the first two […]

  • Good Year for Raspberries

    June 11, 2015

    Been picking Raspberries for days now. Today there were so many from the three year old plant I am thinking I will be overwhelmed when all four plants are mature. Fran is going to make a Raspberry Peach pie.  Stay tuned for pictures and the recipe. The previous two years I bought ladybugs to deal […]

  • 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.  

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