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Posts Tagged ‘giant pumpkins’

I am super excited!! Aside from my Brussels sprouts, my vegetable garden is PLANTED!! Woot! This Sunday I finally took the plunge and planted my transplants! A bit risky, I know, but despite this current cold spell we have going on right now, the ground is warm and I feel that it was time. Not to say it was without injury... I also ended up with a blister that has since faded.   I am just thrilled at how great things are coming along, I wanted to share them with you!     I Read more [...]
On our little urban, half-acre  plantation, my husband and I are not left wanting when it comes to garden space (except wanting a farm...and a house in Ireland...) but being the thrifty person that I am I like to know that I am making the most of what I've got.  But as I haven't yet [yet] convinced my husband to put in a chicken coop and till me another tier to my veggie garden, I try to make my garden beautiful as well as functional. For example,               This Read more [...]
For the last few years I have been starting seeds in those little plastic Burpee or Jiffy seed starting greenhouses.  I am here to tell you, DON"T WASTE YOUR MONEY. They are flimsy for the cost and those ghastly peat pods never expand to their expected size, they hold too much water initially and then never quite absorb the way they are supposed to again, PLUS the little "biodegradable" netting so not biodegradable. I have tossed failed seeds with their pods into my compost and years and years later, Read more [...]
If you live on the Zone 6 Zone 7 border, as we do here in Pittsburgh, then you should be aware that it is just about time to start your seeds.  Now many of my fellow gardeners have had mixed luck with indoor seed starting, as have I. For example, how many people have told you, "don't start your tomatoes from seed; it's just not worth it." My friend Phae planted 100 tomato seeds last year, and wouldn't you know it, she had 100 tomato plants and was practically forcing them on people because she didn't Read more [...]
Ok, so whether or not you believe in climate change, nation wide, world wide really, signs of change are all around us.  Now my husband is a huge fan of the age old saying "The only constant is change," and while that is true, it doesn't make it any less irritating. All of this frustration is stemming from the fact that two weeks ago here in Pittsburgh, it was 85 degrees and nothing but nice weather on the horizon.  We replaced our flannel sheets with our spring cotton ones, my husband cleaned Read more [...]