Monday, November 18, 2019

A Place to Compost

The excitement is real over here...I almost have two completely full compost bins and I can't contain myself. 
As someone used to composting in the open, I've learned so much about composting in a container over the past two years(maybe that'll be a post in the future), and believe me I really didn't want to use the bins, but the home we live in now doesn't have the right amount of sunlight in the  backyard where I wanted to put the compost pile. 
So, the front yard was the better place to create compost....and I would be able to create it fast with the abundance of light, and it could be turned with a little work from my family and me turning the bins manually, weekly(sometimes twice a week), and everything can stay nice and tidy, even though, my husband thinks those bins are an eyesore in the driveway, I think they're awesome and great conversation starters! Maybe I could paint them or add some pizzazz to them, but that wasn't  my first goal when I went with the bins...
I just wanted a place to make compost.....
...mission accomplished! 

Quote of the Week

Don't judge each day by the harvest that you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.

                        -Robert L. Stevenson

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Red Sails Lettuce

Picked a little lettuce, yesterday. Can't get any fresher than this! 

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

A Taste Test

Okay, so last night I cut open the watermelon(Orange Tendersweet)that I picked a few days ago, and just as I expected... it wasn't ready. Already the fruit was picked at a small size--this watermelon can weight up to 35 pounds, and mine was clearly a lot smaller with light Orange flesh and filled with tan seeds with a few black speckles--can we say--underdeveloped seeds? Even though the watermelon wasn't really ready...there was some sweetness and with that taste, I can only imagine how sweet this melon would've been if it was ripe--oh my, I can't wait to grow Orange Tendersweet in next year's garden! 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

November Watermelon

Decided to pick the last watermelon in my garden, the other day because of continuous temps in the 30's.  Don't know if it is going to be ripe--probably not since the Orange Tendersweet is suppose to get up to 35 pounds and this is nowhere near that. I'll still keep my fingers crossed and hope this November watermelon is sweet with flavor and lots of seeds that I can save for next year's garden.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Quote of The Week

My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant's point of view.

                                  -H. Fred Dale
                                   (Thanks, Anne)

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