Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Oh such happy little seeds in their indoor mini green house!  The humidity did say 96% before I opened the zipper and let enough out so I could get a picture without the camera and the thermometer screen fogging up!  These little seeds should be sprouting in no time in these conditions!

32 C (90 F) and 72% humidity! (96% before I opened up for a photo)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Starting out 2012!

This year I am going to try to blog my gardening year as it happens ... rather than posting a year at a glimpse in photos, once it is all over!

Today was the start... the kids and I started our seeds today.  I have a few more to do yet tomorrow, but today we got in our tomatoes started. (minus the yellow pears.  We love our yellow pears and I thought I has seeds left, but alas, I was out and didn't order any.  I hope I can get some this weekend at Seed Saturday!) Also peppers, summer savory, thai and sweet basil, Em planted some Asters and Zinnias, and Luke planted a watermelon. Tomorrow I have to start my broccoli, celery, and a couple other things I can't remember right now.

Two very eager seed starting helpers!
The newly planted seeds chilling in their little green house.  It is filling with humidity, so hopefully these little guys pop up soon!!

Oh, also, I went and checked out the yard for the first time... I cannot believe it, but I have green oregano out there! I am sooo excited. And some unknown spring bulbs popping up. ;)

Oregano in March!!! And there is enough to actually use a little. Love!
Unknown bulbs popping through.  I have a lot of bulbs planted, so I don't know yet what these are.  Oh! And do you see the little lady bug checking things out!  I think it is still a bit cold for him though.  Maybe the bulbs pushed him out of his slumber spot.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

A photo glimpse at 2011

Spring bulbs poking through my tree bed in May.
 A view of the planted garden in early June with out watermelon growing house!
Some very early cucumbers!  These were started in the house and then planted in the straw bales.  This is mid June!
My newest planter box which houses our corn.
Cherries in July!
mmmmm.... these made some delicious jelly!!  First time there is enough to pick!  Too many berries in my backyard now for the birds to get them all!
My little girl checking out some squash on our Square bales!

 Making some rain on a HOT September day!  But a nice view of the growth in the back of the yard.
 Our first watermelon!!!! OK, it is small but it was delicious!
Canning time!  Putting up some tomatoes with my trusty side kicks. :)