Snow Peas and Garlic – Early Start This Year

On September 7, 2011, in Gardening,

It was really cool this morning. Snow peas started growing.  Planted seeds early this year.  Now I have to decide where to move them. Planted big garlic cloves yesterday.  Small species  were  planted a few weeks ago and have started growing. Growing snow peas makes sense, as they are cheaper than buying at stores.  But […]

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End of Summer – Time for Gardening Again

On August 17, 2011, in Gardening,

I started preparing ground for plants 5 days ago. That means end of Summer. It’s getting cooler early morning and early evening. It’s nice to be outside again. It’s not healthy to stay indoors all summer long. I feel a lot better. My husband has already cucumbers in pots and has been growing other seeds, for […]

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First Tomatoes This Year 2011

On June 1, 2011, in Gardening, More,

Here’s my husband’s first tomatoes this year. Everything comes in three. I think they are called 100. He has been growing his tomato plants in more than several pots, along with some in ground. During freezing winter nights, he put heater next to a tomato pot under cover, or brought others inside. Now it’s 98 […]

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Winter Gardening – My Favorite

On May 29, 2011, in Gardening, More,

They say Memorial Day is start of summer. It’s definitely summer because I am thinking of winter gardening. I like winter gardening: There are no mosquitoes, no sweat. Air is dry and crisp. I like to change design of our yards every year, imaging the look in spring. I move borders of flower beds, change […]

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Garlics – My First Ever

On May 22, 2011, in Gardening, More,

They are my first garlics I have been growing. The leaves started laying down. So I thought it may be time to dig them up. Aren’t they a little small? Possible reasons: 1. Lack of nutrition – My brother said I had to give them. I didn’t. 2. Species – I planted cloves of small cheap […]

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Hydrangea – A Big Flower, Finally!

On May 21, 2011, in Gardening, More,

It seemed never growing. If I planted it, the hydrangea would have been moved around more than a couple of times for testing. It is in the wrong place, with ground full of roots from nearby big shrubs with little sun. It’s been several years since my husband planted a tiny hydrangea he grew from […]

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Basil

On May 17, 2011, in Gardening, More,

In last December, I think, I sprinkled one entire package of basil seeds in a small pot and kept it inside during winter. My husband commented I could not grow seeds like that. In spring, the basil got really crowded together in the small pot. After transplanted several times, now they are growing, too many of […]

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Bird’s Nest

On May 15, 2011, in Gardening, More,

My husband showed me that birds made a nest in a dead branch of 300 year old pine tree. He said they were stupid, they hollowed out the dead branch, almost entire its length, and tip of the branch broke off. I have noticed birds are flocking the branch as the branch is sticking out […]

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Just Another Strawberries, Except…

On May 15, 2011, in Gardening, More,

I beaten slugs this time! Not even one hole!! It’s a game who get to a ripe strawberry first, me or slug. A couple of strawberries from our yard is like a reminder how real strawberries taste like compared to store-bought, rock hard, gassed, sour strawberries. I wish we had a big yard to plant […]

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Green Beans – The Easiest Vegetable

On May 14, 2011, in Gardening, More,

To grow in the yard. Simply plant seeds and forget them. Here’s harvest this morning. Or my husband has been doing something?

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