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It's so hot!
Category: Current events | Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:42 pm
My poor radishes died because of the heat! :( Well, my watermelons and pumpkins certainly don't seem to mind, they just barely sprouted today. I also planted some corn and spinach (a little late but I've been busy with other things) and our tomato, zuchinni and squash are doing just great!
Well, I'm going back to bed. Later days!
Last edited: Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:43 pm
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Snail Wars & the first seeds sown
Category: Current events | Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:32 pm
-insert Star Wars theme here-
Long ago, in a garden not so far away...
There was a girl and a bucket of soapy water.
That's right. SOAPY WATER.
You just pick them up and pop em' the the bucket of SOAPY WATER. I also added salt just to see them fizzle.
Don't get me wrong, I still love snails. Just not when they're eating my plants.
On a slightly less morbid note, I planted some of my seeds today in my little biodegradable container thingies. I planted 2 pumpkins, 6 sunflowers, 4 radishes, and 2 watermelons, and then I watered them with water mixed with my miracle*grow all purpose plant food.
I hope and pray that they grow.
I didn't know that when it comes to small seeds like radishes that you have to plant multiple seeds in case the don't grow, so I went back and added two more seeds to each container with the radish seeds.
Good thing my mom knows a thing or two about gardening.
Well, later days!
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Composting in my blog
Category: Coming soon! | Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:24 pm
Well, today I made several more purchases at OSH. Four bags of One Earth organic compost (it's even been approved by the U.S. composting council :D), 64 biodegradable planting containers, and some plant & flower labels.
So, I think it's safe to say that I'm good to go! Unfortunately today there are supposed to be several thunderstorms in our area as well as lightning so we will begin planting on monday which is all well and good because it gives me time to plan out my garden.
Keep on reading to find out what happens!
Oh, and I'd also like to thank all of you who have been giving me such helpful advice, especially you Eileen. <3
Last edited: Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:28 pm
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Seeds, seeds, seeds!
Category: Coming soon! | Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:03 pm
Well, today we went to Wal-mart and I purchased a watering can, water soluble Miracle-Grow all purpose plant food, and of course, seeds.
Wanna know what I bought?
Of course you do!
for the flowers I only bought two packages because of the assortment I bought yesterday
Giant White MOONFLOWER (probably my absolute favorite flower next to roses)
and Mammoth Russian SUNFLOWER (another favorite)
now for the FRUITS (new!) and VEGGIES
Sugar Baby WATERMELON (YUMMY! :D)
Hales Best CANTALOUPE
California Wonder PEPPER
and last (but certainly not leaste) Sparkler White tip RADISH
Oh! And some lettuce! I'm not sure what kind though? I just know that we have some somewhere...
Uh, anyway! My mom also got me a thank you present for all the hard work I've been doing around the house.
Do you wanna know what it is? Huh? Huh? Do ya? (Sorry, I'm a little hyper today :D)
She got me...
-insert drumroll here-
The Vegetable Gardener's BIBLE by Edward C. Smith!!!
I'm so happy!
It has EVERYTHING you could ever want to know about growing vegetables from A-Z and next month my mom is buying me it's companion...
-insert another drumroll here-
The Flower Gardener's Bible!
Haha! I bet I'm a little weird, huh? After all, what teenager puts off a video game she's been wanting for like ever for a gardening book?
Actually, it makes me proud. I think that it's a sign that I'm growing up some. :D
Well, I'd like to close with a little fruit humor.
Why can't melons get married?
(wait for it!)
Because they can't elope!
(Until next entry! Later days!)
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Category: Coming soon! | Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:57 pm
Today my mom took me to Fresno Ag (Agriculture) so that I could buy some seed packets, and I didn't come up empty handed :D
So, this is what I came home with:
Starting with flower seeds
Canary Bird ZINNIA
Blue FORGET-ME-NOT (in honor of my late grandmother who loved forget-me-nots)
Forest Fire CELOSIA (my favorite out of all of them)
And now for the veggies!
Early Prolific Straightneck SQUASH
Garden Sweet Hybrid CUCUMBER
and now for my personal favorite
American Flag LEEKS! (I love leeks!!!)
Fortunately we didn't plant anything today because the apartment complex next door decided to drain their pool (can you guess where?) into our backyard D:
On a lighter note, we're going to dig up the disease ridden lemon trees that are so bad they don't even look like proper lemon trees anymore.
In their place we plan on planting a naval orange tree because let's face it, who doesn't love oranges?
I used to have a dog who absolutely LOVED oranges ever since she was a puppy.
Well, that's all for now.
Last edited: Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:58 pm
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