Nov 13, 2014

Downright cold


The Polar Vortex has arrived and with it, temperatures in the single digits... 

It's just downright cold!
Sadly, my little greenhouse is unheated, everything in it has now come to a freezing halt!
We were lucky enough to harvest 5 lbs of green peppers from the greenhouse, the night before the cold snap arrived.
Time has come to let the garden and the greenhouse rest...

In the meantime, we will bundle up, throw another log on the fire and dream of Spring!



Nov 10, 2014

In the Ground....Finally!

Garden was tilled days ago....

The rains came....

Then, according to the Farmers Almanac, the moon wasn't right...

This morning, a hard frost with a Polar Vortex on the way!
Time to get that Garlic in!!!
Bulbs were separated....
Planted....
and mulched with a blanket of grass clippings and leaves.
Good night..Sleep tight..sweet garden!
I will be seeing you in the Spring!



Nov 2, 2014

When life gives you lemons...

After spending a relaxing Summer vacation in the greenhouse, it's time to move my little Meyer Lemon tree back indoors, under Fake &  Bake lights. 
Currently, my sweet little tree is in full bloom...and is proudly sporting 5 lemons.
I did notice a cluster of  aphids around one of the blossoms....
I removed that blossom and disposed of it in the fire. I  will be on the lookout  for more icky bugs from now on and an organic spray may be in order!


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