Seed Swaps

Gardening Journals

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    11 Sep 2015
    My first ever pomegranate harvest!! :D

    Pear 'Keiffer' Harvesting, Pomegranate 'Salavatski' (house side) Harvesting, Zinnia 'Pr...

    Overcast 19°C / 66°F
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    05 Oct 2015
    Why couldn’t today be “Bloom day”? Oh, Why couldn’t today be “Bloom day”? I have so many plants in flower on the balcony that I would love it to be “Bloom day”! I’ve updated my Milestones with ...

    Six Hanging baskets 2 (Yellow) Blooming, Six hanging baskets (Salmon Pink) Blooming, Si...

    Rainy 16°C / 61°F
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    04 Oct 2015
    On the plan for this week: • Chicken broth made with a mirepoix from garden vegetables (carrots, celery, onions) • Apples sauce from seconds from the farmers market • Jalapeno (grown at home)-pear (farmers market) jelly (probably this year’s...

    Overcast 13°C / 55°F
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    04 Oct 2015
    When my Purple Heart roots in water, is it ok to transplant to soil? Thanks for your help.

    Purple Heart Transplanted and TBD garden

    Sunny 24°C / 75°F
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    05 Oct 2015
    My tomatoes are pretty much done. I picked all the ripe ones and selected a few green ones from each plant to ripen in the house. Squash is done too. I left the peppers; they are still doing well in the cooler temps. Herbs are all doing well, ...

    Lisa's Joliet garden

    Overcast 16°C / 61°F
  • Photo-upload-439126?1444084322
    05 Oct 2015
    The Romaine lettuce and Napa cabbage sprouted in less than 2 days and the rest (with the exception of the cauliflower which showed its first sprout today) started sprouting within 3 days. I’ve been thinning to 2-3 sprouts per cell to preven...

    Broccoli 'Aspabroc' Sprouting, Broccoli 'Arcadia' Sprouting, Broccoli 'DiCicco' Sprouti...

    Overcast 19°C / 66°F
  • Photo-upload-439137?1444088131
    28 Sep 2015
    Today in the garden: Harvesting a ton of bell peppers and the first few pineapple guavas, and admiring our cardinal vines and less-flashy-but-bumblebee-attracting garlic chive blooms.

    Cardinal Vine Flowering, Pineapple Guava Harvesting, Bell Pepper 'Kaala' Harvesting, Be...

    Overcast 19°C / 66°F
  • 07 Oct 2015
    After my doubts of yesterday morning, in the afternoon I went to water and to my surprise there was 4 radish up and 2 sweet corn, of course being so excited I had to call my children out to see what their hard work of moving the soil had led to. I...

    Clear 16°C / 61°F
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    06 Oct 2015
    Had to repair the sweeper, so only swept three loads today. Used the lawnmower to blow the leaves into the enclosure made with the material from the trampoline. It worked good to remove the mulch plate and blow the leaves into the enclosure, becau...

    Overcast 13°C / 55°F