Hi guys and gals,
I have tons of fruit trees such as apple, fig, plum, pear, peach, mulberry, asian pear, lemon,lime,orange, tangerine, blood orange and lemon planted and producing.
And my herb garden is where I want it to be.
So, that brings me to the main reason for this thread, I am...
Here are some pictures I took today of some of the things growing on in the garden.
We got a nice well-needed rainstorm last night...
Arugula - going to seed
My goal was to produce 1,000 lbs of produce this year and so far I am over 1,150 lbs for the year and counting!
Here are some pictures I took this morning from the farm:
Broccoli, Cabbage, Swiss Chard, Mesclun Mix
Swiss Chard, Broccoli
Peppers and Collard Greens...
First off, I have to apologize that I havent blogged in awhile. The combination of starting my new job (part-time) as a special education teacher and going to graduate school at night (full-time) has taken its toll on life in general. But if it wasnt for my connection to the garden, I would...
As in pie charts.
I found this really cool application called pie color http://piecolor.com that allows you to make your own pie charts, and embed them in blogs, etc.
I can't figure out how to embed it at TEG however. But you can view it here if you want to...
I have been doing research on this little "weed" and I am wondering if what I have growing is purslane.
The first picture is a stock photo of purslane,the last two are growing as weeds in my garden.
I am just wary if there is a lookalike plant that might be poisonous.
Here is the low down on...
For the first year ever, the farm will have a peach harvest! For years, the birds have feasted on the ripening peaches leaving us with nothing. I have tried preventitive measures in the past such as bird -netting over the entire tree, but that never worked well and usually I would have to...
I've got a lot of Lavendar, rose, rosemary, etc growing right now and I was thinking of starting a new hobby of soap-making.
I would like to do it with natural ingredients at best.
Anyone have a link or information on how to get started?
Worried about tomato fruit set:
Is it too early in the season to worry? Most of my plants were transplanted into the ground in late February/March and they have grown into monsters so far. Some of them are over 4 feet tall already!
This year when I enhanced my garden beds, I added a lots of...
Things are progressing nicely in the gardens. Thank goodness for spring break, it has allowed me the much needed time to catch up on the planting, weeding, repairing drip lines, etc. Their are already small zucchini, squash, tomatoes and peppers appearing on the plants.
Pictures from today:
OK, looking for suggestions on things to add to this garden, if any.
This is a functional vegetable garden dominated by raised beds. There are some flowers in the raised beds, but mostly vegetables that will be planted in all of the raised beds you see.
Also in the picture is my solar oven in...
Our "winter" weather seems to be gone. The extended forecast is for the low-mid forties for LOWS for the next two weeks.
After that, I just don't see the temps dropping into freezing levels in late March.
So I am thinking about going for it, and putting out most of my beans, squash, tomatoes...
I finally have got my new blog site up and running, as of today officially. I am still learning the tools and tips of the new host site wordpress.com, but so far I like what it has to offer.
Want to follow the happenings on my farm? Check out the blog here...