An Update

I mowed the lawn yesterday. It was really long. We’ve had so much rain that it hasn’t had a chance to get dry enough to mow before it rains again. And I’m not just talking a few sprinkles either. These have been some pretty impressive storms. So my grass was beginning to look like the rain forest. It also wasn’t as dry as I’d hoped and kept clogging up the blades on the lawnmower. But, I got it done…just in time for it to rain again! At least it’s good for my garden, which is slowly taking over my little plot. I suppose I should say my zucchini is taking over. I never knew zucchini plants got so huge! And I have 6 or so plants. We should be having plenty of zucchini this year. Too bad nobody in our house really likes it but me! I might slip it into some dish unbeknownst to the rest of my family for some extra nutrition. David says I need to take a picture of it. I would like to post it on here too. It’s pretty neat. To add to some excitement, the kids and I discovered that a tree in our backyard is producing berries! I think they may be mulberries. I remember having a mulberry tree in our backyard growing up. We would eat the berries right off it (yes without washing them first…and we’re still alive!).

I need to get going. I could sit here and type for awhile but have some things to do. Up next: hopefully a picture of the garden and a new exciting find…CVS Pharmacy and Extra Care Bucks! You can read more about it here

It’s a pretty neat system.

Gardening and Blogging Adventures

This is my third blog today! It’s pretty fun, although I’ve spent quite a bit of time on here already, adding some things here and there. What is it about the internet that just draws you in? I can spend so much time on here (looking up recipes!).

The rain stopped, and I finished weeding my garden. I have yet to tackle my nicely planted weeds in my flower bed, though. Maybe tomorrow or Wednesday I’ll get to that. I was thinning out my radishes and pulled out some that were getting kind of big. The kids and I ate them today and they were SO good! What made them even better is the fact that all that work spent in the garden is paying off! I can’t wait to harvest the other stuff I’m growing. In my weeding adventures, I managed to find my carrots again. There were tons of weeds in that patch. I’m not sure why the weeds thought that would be such a good place to grow. But, I think I got most of them out. In my inexperienced eye, it’s hard to know sometimes what’s a weed and what’s not. In my front flower bed, I had this plant that I was nurturing, hoping to see what it would grow into. My friend came over one day and pointed out to me that it was ahem…a weed…ah! I have a lot to learn still, I guess.

I am going to call it a night, I think. I could ramble on here for quite awhile but would probably stay up way too late.

Gardening 101

I am attempting my first garden ever this year. It’s proven to be a bit of work but I’ve enjoyed it. What amazes me is how easy it is for weeds to grow. No one has to go out and deliberately plant weeds (although I did that unknowingly; I’ll explain in a minute), but it takes effort to plant and cultivate the good stuff. So far, I’m growing lettuce, spinach, carrots, radishes, kohl rabi, onions, chives, peas, zucchini, jingle bell peppers, and strawberries. I think that’s it. My radishes and kohl rabi are doing great. I had attempted cucumbers but they didn’t make it. Hopefully, I won’t kill anything else off. I’m kind of notorious for that. David can tell you all about that.

Now, as far as planting weeds is so irritating. I have an area for a flower bed next to our shed and I had gotten this container filled with wildflower seeds to plant in that area. I went ahead and sprinkled a bunch in that area. The flowers definitely started to grow, along with a bunch of clover! My friend told me that in those containers, they mix the seeds sometimes with a mix of other things to include weeds as well. So, I planted weeds into my flower bed. Augh! They seem to be growing pretty well. :o) I was out today trying to weed my garden and the flower bed but then it started to rain. The tornado sirens were going off which kind of freaked me out but apparently the city was just testing them. It kind of surprised me that they were testing them on a day like today. It also wasn’t supposed to rain either…at least I got the lawn mowed before it rained.