Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Poinsettia

Last Christmas I decided I was going to try to keep out poinsettias alive to have the following Christmas. I got the idea from this garden blog I follow: http://www.agardenforthehouse.com/2011/12/the-poinsettia-has-a-future/

I have three in the basement sheltered from all light, so they only get a few hours of light a day on a timer and then are in complete darkness for the rest of the time. One is starting to take color. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Tomato Harvest

We had another tomato harvest from yesterday. The tomatoes are really in full swing now. 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Tomato Harvest

Our tomatoes are now finally in full swing. The Porter tomato has been producing for a while now, but the others finally started catching up. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Heirloom Tomatoes

We've started to harvest some of our heirloom tomatoes. They've been slow to grow this year, at least it feels that, but they are extra tasty.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Last July Harvest

Picture of our last harvest for July. Tonight we also started our broccoli seeds and hope to have a fall harvest of them. The kids had a lot of fun helping, being careful to place the seeds in the holes we made. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

First Commissioned Raised Bed

Last weekend I put together my first commissioned raised bed. It was a custom L-shaped design, using 2x8 and 2x6 Douglas Fir. I ended up deciding to pocket hole all the screws with my kreg-jig, so there are no visible connections. Although it was very hot and humid, I enjoyed putting it together with my dad who happened to be in town visiting.