My little blueberries, caged up for the winter. I had to do it to keep the rabbits away. The blueberries look so trapped, but where were they going to go, anyway? Those &$%^ rabbits chew and nibble on plants ALL winter long. Go away, rabbits, g-o a-w-a-y!(Ummm. yes, in the lower right, those are some glad corns I pulled up and just left there. Now I, ummm, need to get those inside or they will be goners, if they aren't done for already. Such disrepect I've show to the common gladiolus! I … [Read more...] about Free the Blueberries!
Yesterday in writing about my grandparent's gardens, I focused on the two things they didn't grow, broccoli and cauliflower.Would anyone like to know what they did grow? Well, practically everything they ate. (Yes, it was a farm, so they also had pigs, chickens, and cattle, which they butchered themselves, but we'll not go into that since this blog is about gardening.)Here's a list of fruits, berries, and … [Read more...] about What About Peppers?
Hey, I found another bunch of grapes! Big deal, you say, and by the way, Carol, that is a tiny little bunch of grapes. But remember, I thought my grape vines were 'goners' with very little life showing this spring. I almost pulled them out for non-performance.Instead I gave them a second chance, and they came back with all kinds of vines, but no grapes that I could see, unless you make me count an earlier bunch of THREE little concord grapes I found six weeks ago.And for awhile, it looked like … [Read more...] about Bunch of Grapes
I ate my entire apple harvest this weekend.On Saturday, I checked the two apples remaining on my little tree, and when I gently lifted one up to see if it was ready to harvest, it came off in my hand. That was my clue, I guess, that it was ready.I took it inside, washed it, polished it, and sliced it up. I liked it. It was crisp and a bit tangy without being sour. I decided right then that I would not get rid of my tree, as I had thought about doing. The tag on the tree said it was a Red … [Read more...] about Apple Harvest
Every day I learn something new when I garden. Today, I learned more about growing corn, and how I might be more successful with it next year. For those who have kept up, I was quite concerned earlier in the summer that I would get no corn at all out of the two blocks of corn I planted.Well, this evening, I doubled my corn harvest for the year. That's right, doubled it. I went from two ears to four ears! And, the really good news is that I think there are probably another four ears out there to … [Read more...] about More to Learn, Corn and Grapes
I'm all set with seeds! That's right, I've been to Menards twice and purchased Burpee seeds there at 30% off. I got the "standard" stuff, like green beans, zucchini, radishes, etc.. "Standard stuff" meaning those vegetables where the tried and true varieties will do just nicely, thank you very much. Then, this evening I placed an order with Park Seeds to fill in the gaps and get those seeds (and a few plants) that I'm not likely to find in the garden center. Gotta have the "Sugary" tomatoes … [Read more...] about Seeds