Here is the final product. I let it set up for a while then into the freezer. It will stay in the freezer for a year.
Category Archives: It WILL Grow
For Mothers Day, I made my Mom this bag. It was my first non-dress/nightgown. I lined it with lime green. I think it turned out great. I am going to have to make myself one too!
Addison wanted a garden of her own. So here it is, there are two of these raised planters. There is one on each side of her playhouse. She has pink flowers and red/green peppers growing right now.
My garden has been changed over to raised beds this year as well. In this picture I have spinach, lettuce, and arugula. So far I am loving the beds.
So far I have sowed/planted
spinach bok choy
The Strawberries are flowering.
Mommy and Addi’s watering cans.
The Crabapple looks beautiful.
Spring is calling my name…and this is how I know
Addi Kay and I took a trip to the back yard. I looked for new growth and she went to her sand box and “planted seeds”.
Succulents are making a comeback in my yard.
The Pussy Willow Tree is beginning to bloom
And…all of the bulbs have emerged
*sigh and smile*
Sorry it has been so long since I have posted anything. My computer has been out of service for a while. I am back now and ready to tell you about my pumpkins.
I had a good tun out of pumpkins and gourds this year. Not as many as last year, but that was intentional. Last year was a bit overkill. This year I planted a variety of gourds and pumpkins. I am already ready for spring so I can start over again. The large one was 80 pounds. I was hoping for over 85 because my biggest last year was that big.
This was a sewing project that I was working on. I am NOT a sewer, I am still learning. I ripped it apart many times. I would like to thank everyone that was on-call, ready for me to call with my questions. I had a lot of people who are ready every time I take on a sewing project. Though it looks like an easy project, it was a little challenging for me. I am so happy to have it done though. Addi Kay will have a pretty dress for next spring!!!
This was the pumpkin that I thought was gong to break my 85 lb. record. As you can see it is already changing colors and NOT 85 lbs. if I had to take a guess. Now I am focusing on others that are large. They are still growing and have a little longer to do so. Maybe they will break a record?
These are some carrots that I had pulled for my neighbors. I had no luck with carrots last year, so I am pretty excited to be doing good in the carrot department this year.
This is my Addi Kay with some of our peppers. I have had some issues with blossom end rot on the peppers and tomatoes, but these ones were fine.
I thought I would give everyone an update on my garden as of today. We have been having storms lately (thunder, lightening, wind & rain). I have read that other gardens have been traumatized by them, but somehow mine has come out just fine.
I am currently trying to figure out what additive my plants are needing now. I am having a little trouble with blossom end rot. I noticed it a little on my tomatoes, but mostly with my peppers. About a month ago I dug holes next to each of my tomatoes and placed banana peels in them. I think they really liked that.
The corn is doing well, nothing exciting to report on it yet.
The tomatoes are loving the heat and see to be doing very well. Just waiting on RED ones.
The peppers are going crazy, but I need to address the blossom end rot with them. I have a lot of flowers on the banana peppers but no peppers yet. All the others have been producing.
The potatoes are popping out of the ground, some still green. I just keep covering them up. I think between the storms and the hens they have had a little help finding their way out of the soil.
The carrots are doing great. I pull one every once in a while just to see.
Pumpkins are taking off. I have quite a few. A couple are turning already. My JUMBO one that I have been waiting on is finally getting big. Wasn’t the plant that I thought it was going to be though. Oh well! As long as I get one HUGE one, I am happy.
The snap peas have just started producing. I just picked my first 3 this morning.
Cucumbers are good. Picked my first lemon cucumber today.
The onions are getting bigger.
Last year was good for me when it came to pumpkins. I had a ton of gourds and pumpkins. This year I have not planted quite so many, but still have high hopes for getting the one. Last year I not only had a lot of them but, I also had a HUGE pumpkin. 85 lbs. to be exact. It took 3 of us to get it on the bathroom scale. I just had to know how big that thing was. I have never been so proud of something I have grown. I loved it when people would comment about it or ask if I bought it.
And… this years plant that will give me a even bigger one (I hope).