I’ve spent the last two days repotting all of my seedlings, and sowing a few more last minute seeds (see list below)! The next round of plant babies are almost ready to go out, I just have to spruce up their beds first. So that’s my plan for tomorrow.. ☺️🌱 It’s supposed to be a beautiful sunny day too, so I’m looking forward to it! ☀️🐛
I sowed 15 pots and VERY cleverly labelled them with a non permanent marker that somehow ended up getting rubbed off.. SO from the top of my head.. 😂 Here’s a list of recently sown seeds: - Butternut squash
- Onion - Cotton - Luffa
- Romanesco Cauliflower
And that’s all I can remember so it’ll be fun guessing the seedlings in a few weeks time.. 🥴 ...
What a beautiful sunset we had last night - we also had a multichild meltdown, but I wanted to lead with the sunset.
We are struggling a lot with regression here. I don’t know what to do. It’s no one’s fault and I’ve got no really deep thoughts on it. I just don’t know what to do. We got sent a Continuous Learning Plan from the school district today. The CPL is apparently supposed to document how children with IEPs are having their needs met while at home.
Well, I’ll tell you one thing. I’ve got two kids who’s main struggles are SOCIAL skills related. So no, I can’t say we’re making any progress on goals or meeting any needs during quarantine. In my darker head space times I’m ready to scream, “HI! WE’RE FLUSHING FOUR YEARS OF THERAPY DOWN THE DRAIN!” But I know how privileged we are and I know we’ll get through this and I really do know both the boys’ school teams are trying their very best. We all are.
So I guess I’m finding extra joy and therapy in watching all the forward momentum in the garden right now. ...
The last three months have seen a lot of changes, but this one is my favorite.
Thinking about starting a garden or adding to your garden? There's never been a better time. The ability to grow your own food brings peace of mind and is actually a lot of fun too.
Questions about getting started? Head to my blog. Under the "Getting Started" tab there are articles about designing your garden, watering your garden, container gardening, and which kind of soil to fill your beds with. When you're ready to plant there is an article about "How to Grow" nearly 50 different fruits and vegetables.
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Start small, but start. You've got this. ...
TOMATO TUESDAY: So, let’s talk tomatoes. I currently have 20 vines planted at the plot, 7 in the backyard and another 10 or so seedlings that need a home. Excessive? Probably. However they are my favourite thing to grow (and photograph).
It’s still early for us here in Zone 6 but that doesn’t mean we can’t get our plants off to a good and healthy start. I am planning to give my plot tomatoes a good feeding this week. The soil conditions at the plot are not the best, after years of “old school” thinking and excessive use of chemical fertilizer by the previous plot holder. I’m slowly working on improving the soil by adding as much compost as I can, mulching and feeding my plants exclusively with organic fertilizer (I like fish/kelp fertilizer in liquid form). .
Drop your tomato growing questions below. Also, if you’re new to growing tomatoes, check out my comprehensive tomato growing guide. Link in bio. ...
So much squash in my garden right now! It's a good thing that my neighbors like squash, right?!?
My newest video just went live on YouTube. In this week's video I share tips for growing and pollinating corn, how to combat powdery mildew, how to get rid of Bermuda grass, plus I show you all of the squash that's growing right now. (Link to the video is in bio and stories) ...
Tea Garden coming in clutch when the heatwave calls for a cooldown! Today’s blend snipped, stripped, and straight into my favorite pitcher: Lemon Verbena, Lemon Balm, Mint, Agastache, and a few Violas and Bachelor Button petals just because. This went into my fridge overnight and today, sweet-watered relief. What herbs do you serve over ice when the mercury rises? ...
Sage take two 🎬
So far so good. The last one ended up dying due to a heap of rain, and staying too wet, on further investigation of the soil, the liquid amber tree that was removed from below 4 years ago, still had roots holding all the moisture there. So with a bit of digging them out and raising the area, this is the result 3 months later. Yay! 🤞
Tell me, I’m curious, all the things you grow on your plot, do you use them for anything other than eating? 🌿 .
We’ve been working with the lovely people @keepbristolthriving & we’ve seen a huge boost recently with more people buying locally & wanting to support small businesses & it’s so lovely, we very much appreciate it. We grow on our allotment & wanted to incorporate that into our company, hence our little natural soap company @naughtons_skincare was born. ...