BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE GARDEN

BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE GARDEN

Yesterday I made yogurt, today I strained it. Picked raspberries, so yummy. Fertilized the front sidewalk garden and the flagpole area. Pepper sprayed the front sidewalk flowers. I have a lot of bunnies around. Lucky I have extra marigolds around the yard. I had to replace three of the marigolds and I put a chicken wire cages around them so the bunnies don’t eat these young tender plants. Weeded the blue bottle path and straightened the blue bottles. I want…

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GARDEN GROOMING

GARDEN GROOMING

A must in my landscape is garden grooming. Today I tried something new. I used the string trimmer to ‘cut back’ my Snow in the Summer, ground cover sedums and Meadow Sage. All of these perennials are on the edges of my gardens. It worked really nice. Saved my hands from a lot of labor & pain. Of course by mistake, I cut a few other plants that were close. But ‘oh well’ they will grow back and bloom. I…

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CHOP & DROP

CHOP & DROP

CHOP & DROP I have been using the chop and drop method of feeding my soil for two years. Easy and very effective. No hauling away debris to the compost pile. All it consists of is when I ‘dead head’ or ‘cut back’ in the perennial flower beds, I let the foliage lay on the ground around the plant. When using this method on the edges of the garden I tuck the foliage under the plant, out of sight. In…

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PREPPING PLANTING AREA FOR POTATOES

PREPPING PLANTING AREA FOR POTATOES

PREPPING PLANTING AREA FOR POTATOES Rotating where you plant your vegetables is very important to ward off disease. I am lucky enough to have the area to do a 3 year rotation. I plant my potatoes where I had my compost pile the year before. Last year was the first time I tried this method and it was the best harvest I had ever had. Last year I planted my potatoes the first week in June. After the last frost…

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FERMENTED SALSA

FERMENTED SALSA

FERMENTED SALSA This time of the year I have a lot of tomatoes ripening fast. Salsa is a favorite of mine. Since I am trying to eat more fermented food, I decided to give this recipe a try. YUMMY! I thought the taste would be sour, but it isn’t. A little tangy. FERMENTED SALSA RECIPE 3 pounds ripe tomatoes chopped ½ cup chopped cilantro ½ cup chopped onion ½ Jalapeno Pepper (with seeds) chopped or more if you like it…

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