Thursday, April 3, 2014

If Got 'Em - Plant "Em

Plant everything you've got.  Do it now.  The prime of the planting season is here!  Don’t take a day for granted.  Those tomatoes aren't going to plant themselves!  You get a lot of chances in life to start over and here's another.  Plant your favorite vegetable today, or at least but the seeds bedding plants. Beacause...
IT'S SPRING! and the weather is nice, for now.

My statistics professor once asked, "If you got 'em...what?"  She kept asking and it was about to slip out - what I was sure everyone was thinking: If you got 'em, smoke 'em.

Turns out statistics professors never think of that.  They think of: If you got 'em, plot 'em.

Well GARDENERS would put it this way: If you got 'em. PLANT 'EM!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

How to Get Your Children to Behave - Parts 1&2

Here is a post from my other blog: How to get Your Children To Behave - Parts 1 & 2

It's not about gardening, but it is really important, so I recommend it to everyone.  These are lessons I learned the hard way and some from psychology.  Learn form my mistakes.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Good Riddance to February

Start small.
Compost those romantic expectations.  February is over!  Go buy seeds.  TODAY.

Now is the time to carpe diam!  Time never flies as quickly as it does in the Spring in the garden.  Take a couple days off and you've almost missed the planting window!  Lucky for you, Bonnie Plants never does.

It's always time to plant something.  The window to plant cool weather vegetables in the South is really short.  Get those cool weather plants started today.  Here is my plan:

Friday, February 28, 2014

Plant Seeds in March, That Should Have Been Planted in February

If you haven't started your seeds, not to worry.  Weather.com has freezing temps forecast through to the middle of March.  This won't be one of those years where you are convinced the cold weather is gone and then get another freeze.  This year, the cold weather is never going away.  No deception on Mother Nature's side this year.

Go ahead and get started.  The average last frost date is getting ever so imperceptibly closer. IMPERCEPTIBLY.  

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Breath of Spring

The light at the end is Spring.
Did you feel that first breath of Spring?  Between the continuing sobs of Winter?  That is when you know it's time to start seeds.  If that's your thing. 

The seed selection at your local garden center or hardware store is overflowing with tempting experiments.  What more could you hope for?  Purple cauliflower?  Got it.  Yard long beans?  Got 'em.  Red  okra?  Yep.  Details on exactly what order to get those done? Tomorrow. 

First, every good garden needs a fluffy foundation.  By all means, get those seeds.  But don't leave the store with babies and no bedding.

The best thing about the pre-Spring days tempting you to plant things that can't survive that last cold snap, the cold snap that will come even when it's been warm for weeks and you are convinced this year will be different?  It gives you the energy to do what the plants need before they nestle all snug in their beds:

Friday, February 14, 2014

Traditional Valentines Day Breakfast

Almost any food can be cut out with a heart-shaped cookie cutter and made into Valentines Day food.  Check the internet for pictures of heart shaped fruit slices, eggs, toast, pancakes, waffles.

But only the best will do for my munchkins.

Here is the recipe for heart shaped Pop Tarts:...

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Chocolate Strawberries (Valentines) Day!


1/2 a king sized, nuke for 48 seconds
Chocolate strawberries are super easy to make.  Forgive my bluntness.  Here's the quick recipe to give you a jump on the directions before Valentines Day (That's VD day for some of you.)  I'll add pictures later.  Of the chocolate strawberries.

One half of a...