I could have written more articles; our garden was amazing this year! What a blessing! The picture below is what we gathered after taking out the garden. This amount is a little more than what we were getting on a weekly basis, it kept us busy! We blanched many tomatoes. My husband is retired, so [...]
Part 3: 2022 Garden – Finally it’s Time!
Our garden is doing so well this year! We have had a little more rain than we usually do. Rain is Mother Nature's Hydration. Beans & Lettuce Many tomatoes getting ready Let's Go! Beans ready to be picked! Sunday Harvest Everything tastes so good! Hoping to continue the enjoyment of harvesting more vegetables. Have a [...]
Part 2: 2022 Garden – The Garden is Taking Off!
I have been waiting this year to post. I’m learning I get impatient, so I post even though I should wait. This year…I waited. My mother always told me, “patience is a virtue.” 2022 Garden Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce New Garden Trellis for Bush Beans 2022 Tomatoes Up Close & Personal Tomatoes Seeing all the [...]
Part 1: 2022 Garden – The Beginning
It is a blessing to be able to plant a garden. The planning, the seedling starts, the anticipation of waiting to plant. After the final frost it is time to plant! Every garden starts with seedlings... We had cool weather with rain that made it difficult to plant. We were finally able to plant on [...]
I wanted to provide an update about our Hydroponics Garden. We saw growth and buds. Eventually after many flowering buds, we did get a few small green tomatoes. The plants were growing, but the flowering buds were not producing any tomatoes. The PVC pipe size was small and my husband could see the roots were [...]
Part 1 – 2022 Hydroponics: Do Setbacks Lead to Success?
I have been #thepatientgardener waiting for a progress report on our Hydroponics. Here is what is going on: The Setbacks: we have had a few green beans. We have a few tomato flowering buds that will look promising than dry up. We removed our lettuce it wilted. Hydroponic Tomato Bud Successes: My husband has been [...]
Part 11 – 2021 Garden: “That’s a Wrap!”
Today, five months after starting our garden it came down. Beautiful crisp autumn day for this activity. Season’s Over We were able to get some more tomatoes before disposing of everything. That’s always a plus! Tomato Harvest A bounty Always a little sad to take it down. Every year we learn something new…what worked, what [...]
Year End Garden & Hydroponics
It is warm & humid so our garden is continuing to grow. I remember several years ago pulling out the garden mid September. Vegetables are still producing. We are at the end of our growing season but will take all the extra vegetables we can! I dice the tomatoes & freeze them for soups or [...]
Part 1: Hydroponics – “One Big Science Experiment”
We love to garden. It is always a “letdown” to be done for the season. We have been thinking, “What if we didn’t have to be done?” Starting over with new starts We began to check out different hydroponic YouTube videos. After checking out various ones, we decided on a simple system. This system was [...]
Part 10 – 2021 Garden: “Harvest”
Every year we wait. Every summer our garden produces a bountiful of vegetables. Waiting is the absolute worst…yet it has its rewards Started from seeds Our garden tomatoes, we have been eating them, giving them away and next I may blanch them to make either a sauce or diced tomatoes. I’ll use them in stew [...]
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