This spring I pushed the boundaries of our usual cool season planting times. There was a lot of uncertainty along the way but it ended up working out very well. I’m still harvesting some cool season veggies as our temps hit 115 degrees!
I have finally had some success this season with growing melons. The watermelons haven’t been doing that well and I was way off on the timing of the first one we harvested. I have three more growing now so I’m hoping to have a few more chances to get it right. The cantaloupe, however, are an entirely different story. Continue reading “Melon Success”
We picked our very first watermelon last week! It was actually our first melon ever. Melons are big plants and this year I finally found the space for not only one but six plants. We planted two Hearts of Gold cantaloupes and two Sugar Baby watermelons at our house and one of each at our… Continue reading Watermelon Tears
I’ve harvested a few of the Straight 8 slicing cucumbers already but this was my first harvest of my pickling cukes. I’m growing Picklebush and Homemade Pickles this year. I haven’t gotten into canning yet but it is on my “must learn” list. Luckily, pickles are easy to make without actually canning them. It’s called… Continue reading Pickles!
I actually started writing this post almost a month ago. As I was about to put the finishing touches on it, my hard drive died. It turns out that it’s a bit of a pain to publish a post from my iPad. Luckily, I found some great computer techs within our homeschool group who worked… Continue reading Goodbye Spinach Hello Tomatoes!
I finally got the tomatoes planted! It’s been high on my to-do list for the last month so I’m thrilled that the task is finally done. I planted my first two tomatoes during the third week of February which was a tad later than I had hoped. You need to use some type of season… Continue reading It’s Tomato Time!
My January and February shipments of my Seeds of the Month Club subscription arrived within a week or so or each other. Here are the goodies that I received…