Sunday, May 18, 2014

Crazy weather!

We have had temps down to freezing the last couple of nights. I had to run out and get some plastic drop cloths and use some row covers I had. I covered the tomato and Peppers with empty soda and instant coffee jars.
I was not prepared for frost a month after our last frost date.  But my plants, seedlings survived. Do not know yet if the seeds not sprouted will sprout yet.
But I have been adding videos on Utube. I would love it if you would follow me there. It is giving me something to do. 

 My cat page on facebook has slowed to a craw. I feel like I am quickly loosing my fan base. Even thought my numbers are still there.Facebook is not letting people see my page. This is not just me. But all pages. They want us to pay, for our fans to see us. I make no money on that page. So why would I pay to be seen. Sorry about the gripe. But I need things like this blog and utube to motivated me to accomplish things. The page for my cats is just fun sharing there adventures.

Have a wonderful day and remember to laugh and play.Photobucket

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Garden update

I planted my broccoli yesterday, Then today added wood mulch. And some hay bails to surround. This way I can cover with plastic, to protect. if we get another frost or snow. I found my asparagus to be completely damaged. Like mush.

Onions, they either over wintered or seeded on there own. They are mushy on the bulb. Question: Do I leave them in the ground or remove them? Will the seed be OK?
I read onions with large bulbs like this one. It is a yellow onion that I grow for storage is a biennial, Which means you can grow it just foliage and bulbs the first year. Then they bloom and set seed the following year, The plants will die after that.

I would like to save my own seed from the plants, to use next year.  These onion bulbs would not be good for storage. Even if they were not cold/frost damaged. They'll still taste OK but the thick flower stalk that comes up from the center of the bulb will cause a large open neck on the bulb. Bulbs with large open necks don't keep well in storage.

Have a wonderful day and remember to laugh and play.Photobucket