Garden Update: What a cute little cantaloupe!

September 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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This year our garden hasn't been the best.  I blame the heat really.  But this past Friday Ben and I picked two cantaloupes from our garden, which just so happen to be the only two it produced.  We were so thrilled that we immediately cut one of them open and ate it.  It was the best cantaloupe I have ever had, no joke.  There is something so gratifying about growing melons, probably because it takes so long for them to ripen.

Anyways, I hope everyone has...

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A little garden update

June 21, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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It seems like everything is growing so fast in our little garden lately.  Our potatoes have been harvested, our sunflowers are getting tall, our corn is even taller, our watermelon vine is going crazy, we picked our first cucumber and we have lots of little green tomatoes!

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I’ll just pull it up, since I’m not allergic to Poison Ivy

June 16, 2011 by · 10 Comments
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Last Wednesday on my lunch break, Ben and I were looking at our garden's progress, when we noticed some poison ivy on the edge of our garden.  I said, "I'll just pull it up since I'm not allergic to Poison Ivy."  I then proceeded to pull up the vines without gloves on.  Do not make my mistake! Things I have learned about Poison Ivy/Virginia Creeper: 1.  Poison Ivy often grows alongside Virginia Creeper. Virginia Creeper is also poisonous.  At this point,  I am not even really sure which one caused my rash. 2.  Just...

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5 Photos Friday

June 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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1.  We picked our first strawberry of the season.  I think it is the prettiest strawberry ever.  I can't wait until our strawberry plant produces more.

2.  Last Friday, I had the pleasure of...

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We have tiny little potatoes!

May 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Earlier this week, Ben and I decided to see how our potatoes are doing since a couple of them are blooming now.  We sifted through the soil very gently and found tiny little potatoes.  Ben wouldn't let me pick them because they were so small.  This is our first year to grow potatoes and I think it is so exciting.   Hopefully they will be big enough to pick...

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Our Backyard Garden

May 11, 2011 by · 4 Comments
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This past weekend, Ben and I finished planting our garden.  We started the day at Lowe's buying vegetable plants to replace some of our seedlings that didn't make it. Recently we have had a lot of  rainfall and flooding, so we tried to wait to plant the seedlings we started indoors a couple of months ago and it wasn't the best idea.  Once we returned home, we brought the record player outside and finished planting our garden. This is our garden plan for this year:

I made these markers so that we...

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Oh did I mention, We have Sunflowers!

October 27, 2010 by · 2 Comments
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It is hard to have a bad day when these beautiful sunflowers are growing in your backyard.  My sunflowers are different from the more common and quite larger annual sunflowers, but I like them better and I will be able to enjoy them year after year.  It was so nice of my neighbor to give me these beautiful flowers as seedlings. See them as seedlings here, a little bigger here and with tiny buds

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Garden Update

October 1, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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Just when I thought our garden was about to stop producing and wither away, it surprised me with these pretty bell peppers and this cute little eggplant.  Also some of our tomato plants have small green tomatoes on them again! And when I had pretty much given up on my sunflowers, I noticed these tiny little buds. I have no idea why they are just now about to bloom but I can't wait to have...

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Homemade Salsa

July 21, 2010 by · 7 Comments
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Because of my recent tomato explosion, I feel the need to cook, bake or do something with all of the tomatoes I have on my kitchen table.  So Ben and I made salsa and also a tomato pie for True Blood Sunday.  I wasn't really happy with my tomato pie but I tried it again last night and will post about it tomorrow.  I have been waiting to make my own salsa from my own tomatoes and bell peppers since we planted our...

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Tomato Explosion

July 16, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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Our garden is currently in the middle of a tomato explosion. We have  yellow tomatoes (Lemon Boy),  red tomatoes in about every size (Campari, Grape, Better Boy and Early Girl to be exact)  and  heirloom tomatoes (Cherokee Purple and Brandy Wine).  We also have an eggplant and four bell peppers.  I love having a...

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