Jun 29, 2015

Bush Cherries

Who knew? 
Guess I've been living under a rock!

Carmine Jewel Bush Cherry 

Self pollinating
Hardy to zone 2b
Height 6-8 ft.
Years to harvest: 3-4 years after planting

Jun 28, 2015

Saving Carrots

A year in the making.....The Carrot umbels have finally bloomed. 
I am always surprised at how tall a Carrot can get during the seed saving process.
Carrots are biennial's, which means that it will take two growing seasons to complete the life cycle. 

The first year is for vegetative growth, the second year is for maturity and seed production.

With just a little more time...these will be pollinated, left to dry on the stalk and then finally ready for harvest.

Jun 21, 2015

Feed Sack Wallpaper

I have always saved the feed sacks from our chicken feed. We've just stacked and stowed them away for another day.

Today...was one of those days!

After cleaning the coop and integrating the little chicks with the elders, we decided to get to work and use up all those bags we had lying around. The coop has been wallpapered in patchwork style.

We stapled the bags between the studs and we were able to cover up that ugly particle board siding. I love how it turned out....Who knew old feed sacks could add so much color and fun. 

Jun 15, 2015

Harvesting Garlic Scapes

A view of the garden this week... Wow I really need to find the time to get the onion row weeded!
Garlic Blades are already starting to turn yellow.
Over 1 1/2 lbs.of Garlic Scapes have been harvested and added to the dehydrator.

Jun 3, 2015

New addition to the garden

Eric The Red Siberian Iris

With a beautiful shade of purple, these dainty little Siberian Iris are a great new addition to my flower bed. These do have a noticeable shade difference from the other Iris we are currently growing, shown in the photo below.

Jun 2, 2015

Today's Harvest

With all the rain, the Kale and lettuce are on like gangbusters....

Today's Kale harvest weighed in at nearly a pound.

Lemon Slice Superbells

I really wanted some of these darling little Lemon Slice Superbells last year, but never could locate any during the growing season.

I was delighted to find them at Walmart and knew I just had to have a couple of these sunny little gems.

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