Good Saturday Morning

Committing Herbicide

After much figurative weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth, I finally summoned the intestinal fortitude to take a pair of tweezers (as per suggestions I saw on a couple of message boards) and thin my baby herb plants. ...more
 @victorias_view LOL, thank you!more

Garden Produce

Baby cucumbers and baby tomatoes...and it's only the first of May.  I took a risk to plant early and look what I got. ...more

Rebecca's Gardens In and Out

First post and I am not really sure how this is going to work out, so here goes.I began gardening when I was just a child of 10, growing sweet potatoes in a corner of my Dad veggie garden. The stars came from the sweet potatoe I had grown suspended over a jar of water in my bedroom window. This grew into a monsterous vaine and I wanted to know if it would make new sweet potatoes. I asked my Dad and he says well, lets plant pieces of the vine and find out.  Then he when about telling me the various steps I needed to take....more

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

This past Sunday I planted seeds for more herbs - sage and thyme - which means that now, along with the rosemary that's already growing in abundance in my back yard, I have in my possession all of the ingredients required for the classic song by Simon and Garfunkel. You're welcome for the earworm. :) ...more

Kids Enjoy Gardening

I do live in Canada, don't I ?    For heaven's sake, my husband was ice fishing through 30cm of ice a month ago and we had some snow on Monday....more
Michael and I never expected so much joy and harmony arounthe diningroom table. We are so ...more

A Gardening We Will Go...

Are we having fun yet.  I hope so today.  My plan, if it warms up a bit outside, is to start cleaning out some flowerbeds at the cabin.  I may run into a snake or two so I will be very, very cautious.  I may saw some weed trees down for some sun and I will plant a few flowers and veggies.  I was going to replace two Carolina Jasmine's that The Hubby put in the ground a couple of weeks.  We left them to plant on the following weekend and then found them DEAD...or so we thought.  ...more

Gardeny Goodness

Another week of growth in my little windowsill herb garden means that it's time for me to foist yet more photos upon my unsuspecting readers. (What, you didn't think I'd given up so soon, did you?! Oh ye of little faith!) Most of my plants are plugging away quite nicely, thank you very much... green thumb or not, so far I've managed to keep them all alive and kicking, a fact for which I'm most grateful. ...more
 @motherofnine9 So many possibilities - I love this!more

Veggies Are Only Skin Deep

 (ed. note: The full vegetable list can be seen at www.unprofessionalcookery.com)...more

Onion Ho(e)s

My mother gave me a treasured piece of gardening equipment that I love, love, love.  It was a onion hoe.  I have not seen one in a store in years but I have mine and I got Mommas and had The Hubby fix it for Daddy, in return Daddy found two more rusted heads in his shed.  My father is a great guy but as far as taking care of his stuff he kind of fails.  His gardening tools are leaning against the house and some are leaning against the shed which is covered a bit.  The handles have rotted and broken and the metal parts are all rusted....more