Friday, June 17, 2011
If you have ever struggled with weeds, digging a good hole for a plant start, or pulling up a start to pot, check out this knife as THE tool in the garden. OXO Good Grips Garden Knife with Sheath:Amazon:Kitchen & Dining
The type of knife is know as hori-hori. In Japanese it translates as "to dig."
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Kale was thinned and potted up to donate starts.
Delicata squash are finding holes in the burlap to fit in. This will keep the edible part from sitting in the dirt and may help heat the plant.
Every year brings a new experiment for tomato cages. This year we have a spiraling green frame that attaches to a post with a plastic bolt. It doesn't look sturdy, but it says it is.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Step 2 - Look at the meals you love to eat out and in. Do they include lettuce, onions, broccoli, peas, strawberries, herbs? Start with something you really like to eat. For our pots, let's start with
- Romaine lettuce
- 3 large pots
- 4-6 large bags of potting soil, depending on size of pots and size of bags
|Tomatoes - look for ones with shorter time to maturity|
On a baby free outing today we stopped off and did some plant shopping for father's day. Knowing the owner of the greenhouses, we were able to wander through the employee only section and discovered some unique plants hiding within.
Begonia leaves with little baby leaves on it. Fuchsia Arborescens, the tiny pink upright flowers. Fuchsia Procumbens has yellow and orange upgright flowers.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
With some sunshine in Seattle finally arriving I find us out on the one year old patio enjoying a lounge, a snack, or a trip to and from the garden. It had me thinking last night how different the experience with our space is and how more connected I feel to the garden with our new patio. Here is a photo of the old one http://beansandbunnies.blogspot.com/2010/03/patio-boards-removed.html?m=0.
Garden design and plant choice plays a significant role in our enjoyment of the space much like paint colors and furniture impact an indoor room.
Picture the last garden you were in where you felt relaxed and at ease. What plants were there? Can you still remember the smells? I love the scent of a new rain in the garden.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Flipping through the pages of the book make for a musical instrument that will entertain as well.