Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Garden

I've been doing quite a bit of reflecting, mainly on the use of the computer.  The first thing I did was remove the Angie page on Facebook.  It got to the point it literally reached one person.  I could reach more if I 'boosted' my page by paying them 10.00 a day.  Although I appreciate 'ya'll' thinking of me, I'll decline and remove the page.  I don't like being strong armed, even with an inoculate word such as 'boost'.

I've even been thinking of leaving Facebook.  What holds me back is keeping in touch with family that live in other states.  My friend list consists of sixty eight friends, mostly family.  Not a lot compared to others.  I'm still thinking about that one.

I've taken a break from the blog because I really didn't think it was a help to anyone.  A friend told me she looked for a post every morning.  I told her I thought it was getting boring for readers because my life isn't too very exciting.  She relayed that's what she likes about it.  She went on to say my posts motivate her to do things.  I have since received a number of requests to blog.

Because of that one statement, I begin again.


It's gardening weather.  The cucumber and tomato plants have been transferred to the ground.  I enriched the soil with compost that brewed over the winter.  I now see why it's referred to as black gold.  It's beautiful. 

The moth balls are down around the perimeter of the house to discourage those little creepers from making their home in my territory.

Dill is planted in a pot because this is the first year I've planted it.  I don't know what it's suppose to look like.  I made the mistake of planting the asparagus in the ground without knowing what it looks like.  I don't think any seeded well.  Or, I pulled it out thinking it was a weed.

The spinach I planted last fall survived the winter.  It has already began to bolt.  I've had three salads with it with a couple more in my future.

The garlic is huge!  Well over a foot tall.  I counted thirty two growing which is less than I planted.  (I don't remember how many I planted.)

The blackberry bush has shot out three shoots.  It's so tall I had to clip off a few branches.  This year there are too many berries forming to be able to count them.  Since the birds are multiple this year, I shrouded the plants early.  Jelly, here we come.

Strawberries are huge, too.  I have green berries showing.  This area has a long strawberry season so I'm hoping to have quite a few more.

I've harvested and dried three batches of parsley and planted more in a pot.  They're slow to pop out of the soil, but produce quite a bit of product.

The lettuce, radishes and carrots are doing well, too.  I love this garden.

New to me this year:
Bay leaf that a friend sent me for my birthday.

How is your garden growing?  Please consider using the comment section on the blog if you would like to reply.  Comments are encouraging and helpful to other readers.

Stay safe.


  1. So glad to see you're posting again on your blog! There are other blogs I've followed over the last few years that started showing a trend you haven't embraced, which is to hitch their wagons to the latest fad or hot topic. Once it was about banning plastic grocery bags (it had just happened in the UK, but had in my area 2 yrs earlier) and how great that was for the environment. Then it was buying only local to support community businesses, which later became buying only pre-owned or used clothing and household items to reduce our carbon imprint. If one blogger went on a diet, several others did, too. After awhile, it seemed like they all sounded the same. Your blog is refreshingly unique. Keep us updated on your garden!

    1. I had no idea what this blog meant to the readers. Then when I messed up the camera thing, I thought no one would be interested. I'm working on that, but I have to wait until I don't want to fling the camera out a window. I'm getting there. Thank you for the encouraging words. You're a good friend.

  2. Dill is one of our FAVORITE herbs. So fresh and tasty. Ideal for fish and many sorts of salat dressings. As dill has an anchor
    root it is not quite ideal for growing in pots, (should be big enough). I would like to send you a picture of dill in my garden or
    other pictures of vegetables and herbs, but i do not know how to do this. Anyway, I wish you success in your garden and send
    you greetings from Germany. (By the way, in Sweden dill is a very important herb)

    1. Let me try this again. I've often wished I could see what you have been up to in the garden, too. Let me look on your profile to see if I can email you my email address.

      I will transplant the dill as soon as it can be done. The pot is so I don't pull it thinking it's a weed.

    2. If you join the blog - in the right column where it says 'join this blog' - I can email you my address. Just let me know the name on the member picture.

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