Spring ’13 Veggie Garden Update #3

Finally a garden update!! I’ve been meaning to share this for two weeks, I just hadn’t had time to get photos to share. I got inspired today to finally get it up by my friend Cindy! Here is her garden photos she posted today!! I’m so excited to see her garden grow.

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My friend Darla has been inspiring me with her garden as well! I cannot believe how fast her artichoke is growing.

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Here’s where all my garden beauties are at:

Tomato
(You can see how much it’s already grown)
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Strawberries

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Artichoke

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Lettuce

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Purple carrots

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Eggplant

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Leek

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Zucchini squash

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Celery

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More tomatoes:
(The chickens got to the bottom one)

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Basil
(Can you tell how much I love basil?)

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Bell Pepper

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Pumpkin
(Reseeded from last year)

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Yellow squash

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Cucumber

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Watermelon

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Raspberry

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Barrel o’ Potatoes

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Also check out:

Echo’s Friends’ Cookies Website and Facebook Page!

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

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New veggie garden plants! Yay spring!!

Yesterday after work I got a wild hair to go to Armstrong garden center and get some new plants for my veggie garden. My seeds I started probably… a month ago got very beat up by unusually strong Southern California winds last week, the green house tumbled twice, (my bad for not securing it better from the wind) and my poor seedlings the ones I tried to salvage are barely surviving. I will still plant them and hope they make it but I also wait some new ones today!

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Armstrongs is my only local place I knew should have some organic veggies and oh boy did they! I got way more than I planned.

I got:
3 kinds of tomatoes
Cilantro
Mint
2 bell peppers
Artichoke
Celery
4 kinds of lettuce (the chickens will love this)
Cucumber
Yellow squash
Purple carrots (I’m so excited about these)
Basil
Snap beans
Watermelon
And
3 kinds of strawberries!

I got part of them in the ground last night and hopefully the rest in the next day or two.

Last week I also got some organic red potatoes and planted them in this awesome faux whiskey barrel!

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Now I can use this amazing garden marker rocks Lindsey made for me!!

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She even made me three new ones last night when she saw what I bought, hehe I’m a happy girl.

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I still cannot get over the detail in them! Especially the bell pepper, wow. Thanks Lindsey!!

Also check out:

Echo’s Friends’ Cookies Website and Facebook Page!

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Spring ’13 Veggie Garden Update #2

Here’s a quick update on the seedlings!

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Pumpkins

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Peas

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Green Cabbage

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Corn

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Lettuce (Love making garden fresh salads plus I feed this to the girls all the time.)

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Lettuce

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Romaine lettuce

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Buckwheat (Cover crop)

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Cucumber (sorry about the Echo nose in the way!)

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Then, of course, Echo and the girls!

Also check out:

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Spring ’13 Veggie Garden update

Here’s my first update on our spring 2013 veggie garden a few of our seedlings started popping up and later I want to show you this awesome little greenhouse I just got from Lowe’s!
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Hopefully the next week or two here they will all start sprouting!

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Oh yeah! Also, my carrots from last spring were finally ready… Well they were probably ready a while back but I never harvested them since the tops hadn’t started dying. But either way the chickens were scratching around in the planter they were in and it reminded me. They looked huge, when I started digging and here’s what i got!

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I cannot wait to cook with them! It’s so nice to pick things right out or your garden for dinner, I’m really hoping my garden this year produces a ton more then last year!! We shall see.

What are you planting this spring? Have you started your seeds yet? (I know it’s a bit early for most of the country) Do you start yours inside or out? In pots or straight into the ground ?

Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Spring 2013 veggie garden

Finally back to my garden! Today I started my spring seeds.

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The other day I found seed trays and small plastic starter pots at Dollar Tree (I love that place), I already had lots of seeds, and a bag of organic soil; so I decided to start planting my spring seeds!

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I went through my seeds a picked out what I wanted to plant, probably way too much stuff but since I start my seeds in trays outside they don’t always take.

I planted 20 pots and 2-16 hole trays.

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So far I planted:

2 kinds of tomato
Tomatillo
Cucumber
Basil blend
Large basil
2 kinds of pumpkins
Yellow squash
Green summer squash
Lots of lettuce (for me and the hens)
Cantaloupe
Watermelon
Quinoa
Cilantro
2 kinds of Corn
Broccoli
Carrot
Cabbage

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I would love to hear what you are planting this spring! If you start from seed or seedling? How you start your seeds? How you prep your garden beds?

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Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Backyard Veggie Garden Update # 8

So I have been very bad lately about updating everyone on my garden. I finally had time to give it some TLC and take some pictures to share!

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Here’s where we are at!

Corn and tomatoes, plus carrots there at the bottom.
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First harvested tomato

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Pumpkin patch
The sugar pumpkins have all been harvested but I did leave all the green vines for now.

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The French pumpkins are just now starting to take off and fruit! To the point there is a 20 foot vine going all the way across my patio!!

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I just found this little French one hiding on the patio line.
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The tomatoes in the other planter

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Sunflowers ( dead, waiting for them to dry out so I can get the seeds.)

Basil
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Jack be little pumpkins
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Jalapeño and romaine lettuce

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Swiss Chard and Red Cabbage

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Watermelon and (pathetic) squash

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Oh! Here is the new seeds just planted this week!!

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