tomorrow is my birthday…. I asked for chickens. definitely not getting them 😔 but thought this was funny.
bee balm has started flowering!
My sage is blooming! I’m so happy, I had to move it this spring, and I wasn’t sure how it would do, even though I only moved it a couple feet. But it’s happy! Hardly seemed to care at all!
5.31.20 • pink candy
it’s the last day of May!
may flowers rustling in the wind
Plants I sold
I accidentally grew far too many vegetables and flowers this year, so we decided to give them away. The plants were free to take but people could add a small donation to charity if they wanted.
We sold tomatoes, squash, sunflowers, zinnias, cauliflowers and nasturtiums. Tomatoes were definitely the most popular.
We raised a good amount of money which is now going to the RSPCA! 🙂
05/31/2020: This year, there was an infestation of ladybugs in our backyard. Now they are making babies!
We live in the desert, but it’s possible to grow vegetable and many other plants. Eventually, little creatures will start making your backyard their home, too.
Here is the sunset from yesterday! Isn’t it beautiful?
Stay safe, please, everyone….
Picked the first few strawberries yesterday. It’s good to see them starting, but the beds (three raised beds each eight feet long) are not in near as good a shape as they ought to be. I spent a lot of time last year amending the soil, planting new plants where the old ones had gotten too thin, and weeding/mulching. I put black plastic around either side of the beds to prevent weed growth between the grapes and berries (it’s too narrow to mow in there). All that, and this year’s growth looks poor, the plants are still very small even at the end of May, and weeds are starting everywhere. I’ve gone through removing small weeds (don’t want to let them get big because then pulling them tends to uproot the nearest berry plant) TWICE now. Yesterday I planted twelve new plants to fill in bare spots. Maybe hit them with some Miraclegrow this evening. I was really hoping for a strong showing of big, healthy plants loaded with berries this year. A couple handfuls of berries is not a reasonable harvest for 24 linear feet of plants!
(this was last year’s photo)
bloom where you’re planted
even with so little soil these hens and chick’s are thriving. nature is amazing! 🌱
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Is there anything better than going outside and Digging the Ground for two hours? No.
Areca Palm seeds ready to germinate under cocopeat surface. Waiting for them to sprout and then repotting to be done with 4 saplings in each pot is what is planned. Further I have 500 seeds and I am eagerly waiting for them to sow.