Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Glad to be back!

It was great working in the garden again. Yesterday, a friend came over and we worked in the garden for about an hour, pulling out dead zucchini plants, pruning tomatoes, my peach and lemon tree and mixing up the compost.

Today, Juna and Ginger came over to work. Before they arrived, I was working on the hill, pruning the 3 tomato plants. Juna added compost to Garden #1, by the tomatoes and planted spinach and green leaf lettuce. Then she planted some thyme in the herb garden. She superthrived everything. Ginger pulled out the old basil plants. (I'm making pesto tonight) and replanted. I decided to try some purple dark opal basil that I bought from Gardens Alive. I hope it takes. The days are warm, but the nights are very cold.

While Juna and Ginger were working, I pruned the tomato plants and did all around maintenance. I completely pulled out one tomato plant and heavily pruned the others. The gardens are looking more like themselves again. Even though Ginger and Juna came once a week to check on the gardens, it's not the same as working on them every day. I also fed the orange tree and lemon tree in the front yard. The orange tree has quite a few oranges. I hope they are sweet.

Monday, November 23, 2009


I worked a little in the garden today. Lots of cleaning up to do. Dead vines, leaves, weeds. What should I plant next. The evenings and early morning are quite cold. I don't think that is too encouraging for seeds--thank goodness I bought a second heating pad for the new plantings. I am going to need it.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I'm back--where did I go?

Are you wondering where I have been? Well, I have been in Brazil. But I'm back now and there is so much to do. The tomatoes need pruning. There are weeds everywhere, the old basil plants need to be pulled out, as do some of the broccoli plants which have bolted. Time to buy those winter squash seeds and get them planted. I also want to try cultivating some more basil. I may need to use my heating pads to get the seeds going.