Monday, March 28, 2011

Harvest Monday 03-28-11


I apologize for the low quality picture but my phone is the only camera I had this morning and my kiddos were eager to divide up this beauty for a small taste. It wasn't the sweetest strawberry I've ever had but it was good. I am sure they will get sweeter as the harvest continues. This berry was harvested from a plant that came up OUTSIDE of my box. I don't remember when I harvested my first strawberry last year because that was before I started keeping records and blogging but I don't think it was this early!!

To see what other gardeners are harvesting or how they are preparing for the garden season, be sure to check out MONDAY HARVEST at DAPHNE's DANDELIONS. I have learned so much from reading these blogs.



Friday, March 25, 2011

What Shouts SPRING to You?

For me, Spring is all the beautiful colors. I anticipate each year spotting my first daffodil!!! I so enjoy all the beautiful flowers as well as watching everything come to life. I eagerly look forward to planting my garden and seeing the first signs of life.

My dianthus (I think I have the name right for these flowers) survived the winter and is thriving.

I am also enjoying the wisteria. This picture is from my front yard.

 Larry took this picture a short distance from our house. It is breathtaking to see an area covered with these beautiful lavender flowers and the aroma is heavenly.

And now for the beautiful color that I found in my garden this morning... My first strawberry is turning RED!!!

What shouts SPRING to you?



Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Excitement Followed By Disappointment

I was so excited today when my seed order from Urban Farmer arrived. I ordered Red Pontiac Potatoes, Butterfly Bush Mix Seeds, and Christmas Bean Seeds.

But when I opened the package for the Christmas beans, the disappointment came...

 Yep.. just 10 seeds. I went to the website and it very clearly says 10 seeds. My mistake!!! I didn't look closely at the description. I had been looking at other seed stores on the web and for the same price and item I would receive 25-30 seeds. In trying to finish my order quickly, I should have read better. I will know for next time. Live and learn. I had purchased Christmas beans back in January on a trip to visit my mother-in-love and promptly came home and misplaced the seeds. I think they are probably hiding with the seeds that EG sent me and I can't find. (sigh)

Now... how much yield do you think I will get from 10 seeds?



and, yes, for those of you who have been reading for a while and are wondering, my google ID has changed from debiclegg to Debbie in MS

Monday, March 21, 2011

Harvest Monday 03-21-11

The weather has been beautiful here!! The temps most days are reaching into the 80s and I think we are now to the point where the temperature will stay above 50 at night. We are adding 7 4x4 beds to our garden. I am so excited!!!

The mustard greens have sprouted...

And the garlic (I was very late getting these into the ground!)...

The strawberries are blooming and I even have a few strawberries. This plant sprouted outside the box!

I transplanted a fig tree that my mother-in-love rooted for me...

I love spending time in my garden. I am eagerly looking forward to spending time preparing the new beds and planting seeds this week.

Be sure to hop over to Daphne's site and see how other gardeners are celebrating the coming of spring and anticipating Monday Harvest!!