Thursday, August 20, 2015

Seed Order

On your mark...
The real seed order is sitting in the virtual cart. $70 seems like too much to spend doing something that is supposed to save us money. 

This is how I am going to rationalize it:
  • My mother will be thrilled to have a bushel of rutabaga for Thanksgiving!
  •  Jerusalem Artichokes are perennial, pretty AND food! 3-way pay-back!
  •  Ordering is the only option for...

Monday, August 17, 2015

What to Plant in August



Beans and dill for Dilly Beans.

August in Georgia seems too hot to move, much less garden.

But there is room in my garden, and the mercury only climbed  to 76 last night, so when I woke up, I was under a blanket! I had to check to be sure I hadn't set the thermostat to "Broke Before I Retire" temperature.

I'm up for some gardening, since I have some room. I checked out the What to Plant in September post and it was WAY motivational, with all those beautiful pictures. (Sometimes, I impress myself .)

Since my last post was at the end of cool-weather veggie season, you can also scroll down and get some motivation to plant lettuce and shallots!

Now, for the motivation to eat the lettuce...


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Plant Seeds. Grow Plants!

Planted 3 days ago.
Plant seeds. Because life is busy and while you are busy with your other commitments, the seeds will take care of their work too. Seeds grow into plants. That is their work and just like kids and parents, they won't interrupt you while they are busy doing their work.

This picture shows the seeds at the 3 day mark.

Take the seed packet and your coffee and walk outside to that place where you were supposed to plant the garden, and sprinkle the seeds on the soil. Come back in three days and you will have plants growing!  Little, tiny plants, but plants! And they will get bigger while you are busy with your life.

Today is a great day to do that too because it is supposed to rain. You won't have to water and birds won't come out in the rain and eat your seeds.

So, plant some seeds today. This time next week, you will be growing plants! All in 5 minutes, today.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Kitchen Garden Haiku

How to build a raised bed -Greens
Oh Kitchen Garden
Bring forth your tasty veggies
I need some to eat


BTW: Feel free to add your good news to this post because it is a great post, although it is not mine : Looking For Happiness


And if you want to know how to build a super easy, raised bed, click the link under the picture.  

Sunday, April 12, 2015

How To Keep Cats Out Of The Garden, Dogs Out Of The Garden, Chickens Out Of The Garden

Keep the cats, dogs, chickens out of the garden with sticks.

The sticks don't have to be long or heavy, but you will need a lot of them. Stab them into the soil of the garden around each of your plants, then fill in the remaining garden area by sticking them (pun intended) in a grid with 2-3 inches between sticks.

There are shallots planted in the above bed. they are very small - perfect scratch and peck size for chickens.

The photo below shows onions that were getting the scratch and peck. See the big patch of naked soil in the middle? It didn't get any bigger because I put sticks in the way. 

The cat also doesn't lay on or dig potty holes among the sticks.

You are welcome! Heart U, Plant Junkies! Check out the YouTube channel: CaleysKitchenGarden!


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Leeks!

Remember the leeks? The seeds were on sale because it was summer? I wrote a Haiku about leeks

They are ready.