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Friday, April 10 View Page
Always a treat to see wildlife on my walks!
 
Tuesday, April 14 View Page
My choices for planting. It is snowing outside!
 
Wednesday, April 15 View Page
Tribute to my son, Benjamin, and so many essential workers every day in the face of the public. Thank You!
 
Wednesday, April 15 View Page
Forgot to add photo.
 
Saturday, April 18 View Page
Great sunset during my evening walk at Dick Young Forest Preserve.
 
Wednesday, April 22 View Page
So far, none of these have sprouted! Changing course....bummer!
 
Wednesday, April 22 View Page
During a great evening walk in Springbrook Preserve.
 
Sunday, April 26 View Page
My son, Christopher, built me this awesome garden box. Planning out my plants. 64 degrees today and super busy prepping the plants and soil.
 
Sunday, April 26 View Page
Stamped by the creator!
 
Sunday, April 26 View Page
2 4"x25' drainage pipes with socks installed.
 
Sunday, April 26 View Page
Drainage set and filling box almost complete.
 
Sunday, April 26 View Page
Heat mats....Baby sprouts are put to bed!! Nighty night.
 
Monday, April 27 View Page
Trying to new box with added heat mats and darkness for new sprouts 4/22. Tough start!
 
Monday, April 27 View Page
Great evening walk at Herrick Lake.
 
Monday, April 27 View Page
57 high and very windy/ 48 low cloudy and rainy
 
Monday, April 27 View Page
Waiting....WAITING....Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ..
 
Monday, April 27 View Page
Garden box almost done!
 
Tuesday, April 28 View Page
Maybe some action!
 
Tuesday, April 28 View Page
Breakfast time for Great Blue Heron enjoying the beaver's dam.
 
Tuesday, April 28 View Page
73/50 sunny rain late; setting out a few to harden.
 
Tuesday, April 28 View Page
Sneaking an afternoon peek. Under grow lights + plastic!
 
Wednesday, April 29 View Page
52 and rain...big change from 75 yesterday!
 
Wednesday, April 29 View Page
During my morning walk, I found these for under my containers. Walked back with them in the rain. Awesome find! A bit of cleaning and they're ready to go.
 
Thursday, April 30 View Page
Last day of April and a lot of rain to register in 24 hrs! 55/45 and windy.
 
Thursday, April 30 View Page
Evening walk at Springbrook Preserve. So beautiful!!
 
Saturday, May 2 View Page
5.44 2 drops liquid kelp+essential plus 101
 
Sunday, May 3 View Page
My 3 kids, Benjamin, Christopher and Melonnie. So nice to have them together to celebrate Christopher's birthday. FYI - Competition in my home from a team member in my home from Marv's "no name" team. I know your secrets Marv!!
 
Monday, May 4 View Page
New seeds sprouted with Root Riot.
 
Monday, May 4 View Page
New seeds in plastic cups, tray, on heat mat and covered. Added purple pepper, purple basil, hanging cherry tomatoes and borage seeded cups for my general gardening.
 
Monday, May 4 View Page
5.44 McCoy
 
Monday, May 4 View Page
Added extra warmth to 5.44's still cold even on the heat mat.
 
Wednesday, May 6 View Page
Thank you to my son, Christopher, for the wonderful Shari's Berries for Mother's Day!! So proud of you and love you so much!!
 
Wednesday, May 6 View Page
Soaking bush baby watermelon, butterbush and bush master cuke. Trying root riot for germination. Onions hardening outdoor with potatoes. Still bringing them inside with night temps too cool. 66/39. Friday's temps 45/28. Mainly just amending, but have a nice crop of spring veggies sprouted in front containers.
 
Wednesday, May 6 View Page
Used to make my solution for soaking.
 
Thursday, May 14 View Page
Seed germination was very poor; testing with paper towel method, root riot and seed starting mix all resulting in either no germination or weak seedlings. Pretty sad!
 
Thursday, May 14 View Page
Very weak seedlings. Not seen this before.
 
Thursday, May 14 View Page
Seeds purchased at store for general gardening are doing well and getting ready for hardening. Heavy storms today! Amending outdoors nearly done. Busy with working remote, so need to fit in hours after work and weekends.
 
Thursday, May 14 View Page
Seeds at 12 days not sprouting!
 
Monday, May 18 View Page
Space master cukes + parsley companions planted today.
 
Monday, May 18 View Page
Eggplant planted in new garden box made by Christopher.
 
Monday, May 18 View Page
Butterbush + rosemary companions planted today.
 
Monday, May 18 View Page
Red norlands doing well in their grow bags. Covered now 3 times w/aged compost, wood shavings and aged manure.
 
Monday, May 18 View Page
Front flower beds doing well. Planted asiatic lillies from my daughter, Melonnie.
 
Monday, May 18 View Page
My morning walks sometimes have me checking on this soon to be dad awaiting a nest of baby swans warmed and nestled under his nearby mate. Today was cloudy, 62 and really nice. We had a lot of flooding and 2 more inches of rain. More giant tomato seedlings sprouted and patiently hardening a few.
 
Tuesday, May 19 View Page
Lonely, unloved & forgotten Castor Bean saved, loved and transplanted in my front flower bed. Good riddens Christopher!
 
Wednesday, May 20 View Page
Asiatic Lilly comfortable in new transplant location.
 
Wednesday, May 20 View Page
Transplants looking ok 24hrs later.
 
Wednesday, May 20 View Page
More transplants all outdoors hardening.
 
Wednesday, May 20 View Page
And more!
 
Wednesday, May 20 View Page
And more!!! Love Essentials+ 101 & Companion Biological Fungicide!!!
 
Tuesday, May 26 View Page
Planted 5.3 McCoy into 5 gallon bucket. Mixed 1 pound aged composted manure with 2 pounds Burpee Natural & Organic Raised Bed and Container mix + 1/2c bone meal & 1/2c blood meal. Drilled holes in bottom and placed weed block and then drilled holes every 1/4 distance around and every 1/3 distance vertically. Seedling is taking the move well.
 
Tuesday, May 26 View Page
Planted 5.3 McCoy into 5 gallon bucket. Mixed 1 pound aged composted manure with 2 pounds Burpee Natural & Organic Raised Bed and Container mix + 1/2c bone meal & 1/2c blood meal. Drilled holes in bottom and placed weed block and then drilled holes every 1/4 distance around and every 1/3 distance vertically. Seedling is taking the move well.
 
Tuesday, May 26 View Page
Planted 3.83 Young into 5 gallon bucket. Mixed 1 pound aged composted manure with 2 pounds Burpee Natural & Organic Raised Bed and Container mix + 1/2c bone meal & 1/2c blood meal. Drilled holes in bottom and placed weed block and then drilled holes every 1/4 distance around and every 1/3 distance vertically. Seedling is taking the move well.
 
Tuesday, May 26 View Page
Planted 3.83 Young into 5 gallon bucket. Mixed 1 pound aged composted manure with 2 pounds Burpee Natural & Organic Raised Bed and Container mix + 1/2c bone meal & 1/2c blood meal. Drilled holes in bottom and placed weed block and then drilled holes every 1/4 distance around and every 1/3 distance vertically. Seedling is taking the move well.
 
Tuesday, May 26 View Page
4.79 Sandercock planted, but still too tiny. All pots received 1T Azoz and 1T Mychorizal in each hole.
 
Tuesday, May 26 View Page
3.83 Porkchop planted, but still too tiny. All pots received 1T Azoz and 1T Mychorizal in each hole. This and last pot have Aged compost from our heap and Burpee Natural & Organic Raised Gsrden & Container Mix. Added 1/2c pumpkin power and 1/2c each bone meal & blood meal.
 
Tuesday, May 26 View Page
Iris are opening nicely.
 
Tuesday, May 26 View Page
Sweet potatoes and carolina reapers doing well with onions.
 
Wednesday, May 27 View Page
Update 5.3 McCoy
 
Wednesday, May 27 View Page
Update 3.83 Young
 
Wednesday, May 27 View Page
Asiatic lillies in my front flower bed.
 
Wednesday, May 27 View Page
Dearf bearded iris in my front flower bed.
 
Thursday, May 28 View Page
Beard iris in my flower bed
 
Thursday, May 28 View Page
10 gallon bucket challenge under way!
 
Thursday, May 28 View Page
Small but mighty line up of contenders.
 

 

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