Monday, November 24, 2014

Carrots, Straw, Bread & Sweeties

It was time to get my dilly carrots canned!  I grew some carrots but not these.  These are from Aldi's.  The bottom fell out of one jar while in the canner.  Grrrrrr!

Strawberry beds covered with straw!  A friend was kind enough to bring me some straw and "wonderful gardener" was kind enough to put it on.  Gardens ready now!  Bring on winter!!!

It was time to bake my bread and make my granola once again.  Who keeps eating it all up!!!!  Hmmmmmmm

My little garden helper misses going out and picking her veggies and raspberries!  She wonders where the nice weather went!

Gracie was in a ballet recital.  Of course Nana and Papa had to go.  Love going to their activities!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Greens, Onions, Rose & Grow Light Garden

Here is the last of the lettuce and spinach that I will be harvesting from the cold frame this year!  I still have some kale growing.  It is small but that is the way I like it.  If I don't forget to cover it for the cold nights I think I will continue to harvest from that small patch for awhile!

I went out to harvest the last of the green onions!  The soil was frozen!  That is what happens when one procrastinates!!!!!  It was in the 20's in the daytime here today.  Brrrrrrrrr!!!!  Colder than normal this time of year!

I had a birthday this month and got another year younger!!  "Wonderful Gardener" brought me this beautiful rose to enjoy.  No flowers outdoors but this rose in the house is so pretty to enjoy.

I received this wonderful Grow Light Garden for one of my gifts!  I have not planted seeds in the past in the house very much but looking forward to learning how to use this.  Hoping to grow some lettuce for my salads this winter.  Please, pretty please, if you have  any advice or information you can give me it will be appreciated..  It did not come with a whole lot of info!

Here is a close up picture of it.  Stay warm every one.  It will soon be gardening season again!!!!!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Greens, Carrots & Coco

We were on vacation and there was no one to put my cold frame cover down.  Thought I maybe had lost things but the greens are still good.  Just wishing I would have planted more and some a little sooner as don't think they will grow much now.  Really surprised to see a couple strawberries yet.  The small one was soft but the the larger one was good.  Pleasant surprise!

Pulled out some of my carrots.

Pulled out the remainder of the carrots and one green onion.

These are my carrot boxes on the deck.  Coco is checking to make sure that I didn't miss any carrots!  She did find one I missed and boy, was that tasty!!!

She needed a little closer look I guess.  My soil is getting a good rototilling!

May as well give up!  Mean ole Mom!

Let me in!!!!  Shhhhhh!  See that black dirt under my nose!  No one will ever guess that I have been in the carrot box!

Progress in the Courtyard!

  It was so nice to look out my bedroom window this morning and see the Clematis blooming instead of a pile of snow.  It is a rainy day agai...