I have several squash plants. My garden is small so I’m raising some plants in containers. I have one of each in my raised-bed garden and the extras in containers. My tromboncino squash is flowering like crazy and the one in a container garden finally produced a fruit which died from something that caused it… Continue reading Stink Bugs 1 – Squash 0
*disclaimer: there is controversy over canning pesto. It may not be the best way for your family to make and store pesto. Here’s my story. My basil was getting out of control. We hadn’t used any, really, since Gary’s been too busy to make more pizza dough. He makes at least 6 balls of dough… Continue reading Homemade Pesto and a Canning Lesson
Now that I have cucumbers I want some good recipes. So far I’ve made a creamy cucumber salad with dill (from my garden). I remember a great vinegar cucumber salad my granny used to make. I’ll have to get that recipe from my mom because every recipe I find has sour cream in it. While… Continue reading Cucumbers
Gardening requires lots of water – most of it in the form of perspiration. ~Lou Erickson It was a beautiful morning in Fairhope…a little bit overcast with some dark shades of grey in the clouds but that’s a beautiful sight to a gardener during a drought. However, there’s no sight of rain until Thursday, but that’s… Continue reading When will it rain?
With my garden growing to triple its size, my luffah was vining like crazy. I had to pull it out of the bushes bordering the vegetable garden. I had been training it to go over and around the garden by trellising with bamboo I cut from my yard. Its goal was to reach the brick… Continue reading Ooops!!
I was away for 10 days. I had a housesitter take care of my vegetable garden with instructions to water every morning while she let the dog out. My garden has tripled in size; it’s true. My bell peppers are 12 inches taller, my dill bolted unfortunately but it’s currently 2 feet taller than it… Continue reading Garden on Steroids
It’s finally raining; at least the rain worth speaking of. May everyone’s garden be blessed today.