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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.
 
Wednesday, June 3 View Page
3.83 Young and 5.3 McCoy all staked for the 5 gallon bucket challenge.
 
Wednesday, June 3 View Page
3.83 Porkchop staked.
 
Wednesday, June 3 View Page
Potatoes doing well.
 
Wednesday, June 3 View Page
Kale and spinach ready to harvest.
 
Wednesday, June 3 View Page
Coreopsis opening.
 
Wednesday, June 17 View Page
3.83 Young transplanted 5/25.
 
Wednesday, June 17 View Page
5.3 McCoy transplanted 5/25
 
Wednesday, June 17 View Page
Wellingtons transplanted 5/19
 
Wednesday, June 17 View Page
Lots of hot and sweet peppers.
 
Wednesday, June 17 View Page
Potatoes, peas & peppers.
 
Wednesday, June 17 View Page
Porkchop is soaking in the sun! Transplanted 5/19
 
Wednesday, June 17 View Page
4.79 Sandercock transplanted 5/4
 
Wednesday, June 17 View Page
5.44 Young transplanted 5/25
 
Wednesday, June 17 View Page
Vardaman sweet potatoes hanging out with their hidden companions...carolina reapers.
 
Wednesday, June 17 View Page
Cherokee bush pumpkin with lemon balm.
 
Wednesday, June 17 View Page
Sugar baby compact H2Os with lemon balm.
 
Wednesday, June 17 View Page
Pic1 of my garden box from son, christopher.
 
Wednesday, June 17 View Page
Pic2
 
Wednesday, June 17 View Page
88 and sunny for today with lots of wind.
 
Sunday, June 21 View Page
Sunny 68, rained last night
 
Sunday, June 21 View Page
Yesterday, I fed tomatoes humid acid, liquid kelp and bone meal.
 
Sunday, June 21 View Page
Site seems slow to upload today.
 
Sunday, June 21 View Page
Little bit of downward curling watching this new issue.
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
66 degrees and going for hot and humid! TGIF everyone. Coreopsis so pretty.
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
Hollyhocks are loving Wow Wallace wonder tea!
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
3.83 Young
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
5.3 McCoy
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
Is it 4 o'clock yet? I remember scattering these seeds last year. So nice to see them in bloom.
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
Happy Wellingtons fed kelp & humic acid.
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
Peppers growing...
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
and growing
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
and growing....
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
Norland potatoes in flower
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
and more...
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
Cherry tomatoes supposed to be compact with hot pepper, basil and cilantro
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
Poblanos, thyme, purple basil, potatoes and reapers all doing well.
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
Porkchop doing well. All tomatoes fed today.
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
Orange Sun Bell Peppers doing well.
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
4.79 Sandercock
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
Vardaman sweet potatoes. Finally, one successfully sprouted zucchini since I had a chipmunk digging all my prior seeds up and eating the insides. Left me shells.
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
5.44 Young
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
Flowers love Wow Wallace Wonder Tea
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
Cherokee Bush Pumpkin
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
Bush Sugar Baby watermelon
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
Bush Baby Butternut with a first female flower.
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
Garden box doing well. A little pruning to increase air flow between congested areas.
 
Friday, July 3 View Page
Space master cuke is a cucumber monster. Plant is full of cucumbers. Planted these before and never saw this healthy
 
Wednesday, July 8 View Page
Day before someone came into our yard and damaged the pumpkin plant.
 
Thursday, July 9 View Page
Still too hot and humid reaching 99 today. Rain to come...maybe! Sunrise this morning on a bike ride.
 
Thursday, July 9 View Page
4.79 Sandercock; a runt seedling and now, going strong.
 
Thursday, July 9 View Page
Porkchop - crown removed, fed bone meal & pumpkin power worked into soil all tomatoes, yesterday fed soluble seaweed powder.
 
Thursday, July 9 View Page
Carolina reapers peeking out.
 
Thursday, July 9 View Page
Castor bean doing well.
 
Thursday, July 9 View Page
4 o'clocks
 
Thursday, July 9 View Page
Borage welcomes my friends, the predatory wasps.
 
Thursday, July 9 View Page
Liatris beginning to open.
 
Thursday, July 9 View Page
Purple coneflowers.
 
Thursday, July 9 View Page
Close up with my friend.
 
Thursday, July 9 View Page
Tiger lillies
 
Thursday, July 9 View Page
Peppers
 
Thursday, July 9 View Page
Wellingtons doing well
 
Thursday, July 9 View Page
So far, watering method is working.
 
Thursday, July 9 View Page
5.3 McCoy
 
Thursday, July 9 View Page
Hot peppers
 
Thursday, July 9 View Page
Supposed to be space masters? LOL
 
Thursday, July 9 View Page
Cuke flower
 
Thursday, July 9 View Page
Really sad to see this damage, people need to respect neighbor's property!
 
Thursday, July 9 View Page
Garden box so out of control...so nice!!
 
Thursday, July 9 View Page
Bush baby butterbush. Plant is loaded.
 
Thursday, July 9 View Page
5.44 Young
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
Feeding lineup and now the rain. Strong storms with gusty winds today. More pics later.
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
My favorite part of gardening is the many choices of flowers representing the changing seasons. My black eyed susans.
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
More of their beauty....
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
Purple Cone Flowers
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
4.79 Sandercock no flowers yet
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
Orange sun bell peppers very nice
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
Porkchop flowering so really happy with this!
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
Ghost peppers establishing their presence
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
Poblano and friends really producing
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
Orange Sun Bell almost devastated by a chipmunk seems healthy and happy.
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
Just sprayed and found my friend jump like a lightening bolt out of my pots....hoping this spray works!
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
5.44 Young no flowers so far
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
5.3 McCoy is doing well and just as aggressive as the last time I planted its seeds.
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
Decision will need to be made on these 5.3 McCoys
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
Wellington1 in the front yard...keep this in mind because I have more Wellingtons to come....
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
Wellington2
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
Wellington's fruit...set very fast with the heat and humidity
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
Backyard Wellingtons which are not too happy
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
Same issue, so I am reviewing this issue.
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
Just not sure if this is leafy curl virus, deficiency or a fungus. Not sure if it is a leaf hopper.
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
Butterbush and cukes doing well
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
Have some great fruits
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
Lemon balm guarding the watermelon
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
Pumpkin plant recovering very well
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
Pumpkin doing well
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
5.44 Young no flowers yet
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
Sandhill cranes on my morning walk
 
Tuesday, July 21 View Page
Nice to focus on the positives
 
Tuesday, July 28 View Page
5.3 McCoy; all were given Companion Biological Fungicide and Liquid seaweed.
 
Tuesday, July 28 View Page
4.79 Sandercock; hopeful and fingers crossed.
 
Tuesday, July 28 View Page
3.83 Porkchop
 
Tuesday, July 28 View Page
Cherokee Bush growing strong; killed all babies!
 
Monday, August 3 View Page
5.3 McCoy slow, but steady.
 
Monday, August 3 View Page
3.83 Porkchop
 
Monday, August 10 View Page
Today's tomato feeding. Forecast 90 with storms.
 
Monday, August 10 View Page
5 gallon bucket 5.3 McCoy
 
Monday, August 10 View Page
3.83 Porkchop
 
Monday, August 10 View Page
3.83 Porkchop
 
Monday, August 10 View Page
After a viral attack, treatment and ALOT of TLC, life emerges. Welcome to DAP 3 on the 4.79 Sandercock. Finally!! Maybe this one will help my team!
 
Monday, August 10 View Page
Lunch box for today.
 
Wednesday, August 12 View Page
First grow bag pie pumpkin! 9lbs 15.3oz. Very happy.
 

 

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