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2015_Day 90: Bewitching beans from a dirt level view

A dirt level view of my beans.

A dirt level view of my beans.

I’ve always loved taking photos of the flowers and vegetables I grow, even though I usually just use the camera on my iPhone or iPad. The quality is usually pretty good, and every once in a while I take one that really tickles my fancy (does that make me sound old?). Continue reading

2015_Day 89: What a difference a day makes

In 24 hours, my beans went from only one or two peeking through (right) to, well, pretty much all of them.

In 24 hours, my beans went from only one or two peeking through (right) to, well, pretty much all of them.

It never ceases to amaze me. I just can’t believe that overnight, a row of beans can literally pop up out of the ground a good half-inch to an inch or more. Continue reading

2015_Day 87: More peas please

This photo was taken late in the morning before the busyness of the day took over (soccer and truck shopping). Overnight Friday, three more pea seedlings pushed their way through the dirt, reaching up to the beautiful blue sky that ushered in Saturday. Continue reading

2015_Day 86: Houston, we have a tomato


My weekend got off to a great start despite working later than usual Friday night. After a quick supper, I headed outside to water the flowers and vegetables and stake the tomato plants. I think I squealed when I saw a cute little tomato growing on one of the Early Girls. Continue reading

2015_Day 81: Garden planted on March 22

It only took about 90 minutes to even the dirt, plant all the veggies, cage the tomatoes and water the new plantings.

It only took about 90 minutes to even the dirt, plant all the veggies, cage the tomatoes and water the new plantings.

That’s a blog headline I never thought I’d be writing. Planting a garden in Wisconsin the past six years, March meant waiting for the snow to disappear and eagerly waiting to get into the garden to till the ground. And that rarely happened before the end of April. The last frost usually was around May 7, so other than lettuce, nothing got planted before mid-May. Continue reading

2015_Day 46: Ready, set, Spring!

Oodles of tomato plants now can be found at local stores, a sure sign spring gardening is just around the corner.

Oodles of tomato plants now can be found at local stores, a sure sign spring gardening is just around the corner.

I feel bad for my family and friends in Wisconsin who are having to endure another round of brutally cold temperatures. February was always the hardest month for me when I lived there. Even though the shortest month of the year, February seemed to go on forever in Wisconsin, seemingly no end in sight from snowstorm after snowstorm or frigid temperatures. Many times both. And it was always dark. Dark when I went to work. Dark when I came home from work. Just depressing. Continue reading