Friday, January 8, 2016

Fish Dropping Manure

So now that we have fish, we have an excellent source of fertilizer, fish manure. Today I vacuumed the gravel and was able to collect the fish "poop" and give some plants like my lemon tree a good feeding. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Lettuce Harvest

The two varieties of lettuce that I'm growing that were found to do best in warmer temperatures have proven to do very well. Both the Pirat and Nevada have resisted bolting so far.  The Pirat is now at its limit for heat tolerance, while the Nevada, which happened to be partly shaded by its neighboring plant is showing no signs of bolting. 

Friday, July 3, 2015

Thinning Peaches

Thinning peaches was very hard to do. Something about removing peaches when I know I'm going to lose many to squirrels went contrary to what I feel that I should do. But to get bigger and healthier peaches one should thin them out to about one peach per every six inches. 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Fall Vegetables

This morning I started broccoli and Brussels sprouts to have them ready to transplant into the garden this fall. 

I also put some rooting hormone on two Clematis clippings I was given by my mother-in-law. Hopefully they take hold and I can plant into the garden soon. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Blueberry Protection & Garden Update

So last night I put together my blueberry cage. It is made from five 1/2" PVC 10' pipes and 8 1/2-in Dia 90-Degree PVC Side Outlet Elbows and bird netting. I attached the bird netting with twist ties.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Blueberry & Raspberry Cage

I just finished building my blueberry and raspberry cage. Hopefully this will keep the birds and squirrels away from our berries.