The constant challenges of an everyday vegetable gardener and dealing with all the aspects of planting as an amateur.

It is an awareness that helps to achieve Garden perfection.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Earth Box peppers

Just picked these fresh today from our fall crop that was planted in an earth box, made by myself. I can't speak highly enough about how to plant veggies with limited water requirements and these can be used for many years without changing soil etc...
Shortly I will share the rest of the crop including lettuce (we had some already today for a nice salad), cabbage, cauliflower, chard and many other fall crops that continue to thrive in these containers.

Garden ants

Woke up in the middle of the night with several huge bites on my legs that itched like H______. I was in the garden again yesterday, with high socks, and yet those darn ants started crawling up my leg and bit me to no end. I thought I got into the house in time to wash and apply some calamine lotion to avoid problems later but that apparently doesn't matter. The itch is incredible. I'm to the point of protecting my entire body anymore when I'm in the yard working. Yes, you will be hot but worth it later. Watch out for those ants, they are easy to overlook.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Earth boxes going wild

I had reported previously regarding the use of Earth boxes (I make my own now) and believe me, that are just growing like crazy for the fall crop. The idea of watering so inexpensively and not worrying about diseased soil is a blessing in itself. This is the way to plant veggies!! If you would like to know how inexpensive it really is to build one of these, and how easy it is - just drop me a note. I will walk you through it. Good luck planting!!