Sunday, September 16, 2012

Watching My Garden Grow!

I'm happy to report my garden is growing like a bunch of weeds. Well, not everything, but the pepper plants, arugula, and basil look AMAZING!!! I'm so excited about how well everything is growing! Apparently, the compost we made is quite fertile!!

The Arugula, which needs to be transplanted.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Make Your Own Pizza Night!

My husband had a great idea for dinner the other night. He was going to make pizza, but decided we should all make our own. So, he cut all the toppings, and made three different pizza crusts. It was a brilliant idea, and we all enjoyed arranging our toppings together. It was a great family activity! Mondays have now become “Make your own pizza” nights!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Time For Replanting!

Arugula Spinach Mix... Yum!
Our seedlings have finally gotten to the point when it’s time to replant them in new homes. We decided to do mostly container gardening since this hurricane season is threatening to be active. It’s easier to bring containers inside than it would be to uproot plants and put them in containers.

My hubby also thought of an ingenious way to recycle a container that we get almost weekly at the store! We go through a ton of salad greens, obviously. One of the greens we splurge on is a container of pre-cleaned spinach and arugula (although I’m really not fond of arugula). The container the mix comes in is fantastic for replanting seedlings!

Our pepper plants took forever to germinate, but it was well worth the wait. They are the best looking seedlings we have! I’m not sure our lettuce is going to make it. I may have to plant new seeds. We’ve had quite a bit of rain lately, and the sun hasn’t been seen in three days. The little seedlings have obvious signs of not getting enough sunlight.


Today (6/8/12), I planted a little herb garden in one of these awesome spinach/arugula containers. I planted dill, parsley, and basil. We have one container in the fridge that is almost empty, and once it is, I’ll plant a ton of oregano in it.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Planting Our Garden

So, we planted a bit late this year. Things have been rough lately. But, I finally got everything seeded!! We started a compost pile in February and it looks amazing!

We picked up one of those Jiffy greenhouse starter kits which has 72 spots for seeds. I planted about 2 rows of each:

·Red Bell Peppers
·Redina Lettuce
·Nevada Lettuce
·Cherry Tomatoes     
·Yellow Squash
·Dark Green Lettuce