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Monday, March 28, 2011

Oak Tree

Here is another giant pearl of wisdom from the good people of Snapple. In one day, a full-grown Oak Tree expels 7 tons of water through it's leaves. Who knew?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Radish Madness!!

The radishes are growing already! Can you believe it. Makes me very excited! Yesterday I was a bit of a "slug girl" and all I got around to doing was watering the back patio. Imagine my surprise to see that the radishes had already sprouted, woo hoo!! All of the plants were still alive...good day for the garden!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Mr. Stripey!

Oh ya, it was garden day yesterday! I had to go to 3 nurseries to find tomato plants. What's that about? The Home Depot by us is a scary place, I didn't really want to go alone but they had lots and lots of tomatoes, so in I went. I picked up 2 Early Girl, 2 Baby Red and a Mr. Stripey. I am very hopeful about Mr. Stripey. Seems like a very cool looking and tasting one. We will see...I also planted lettuce, radishes, strawberries, Mandarin orange, several herbs and wildflowers. My aunt send me some Maine tomatoes, hopefully they will grow here as well as they grew for her, she has a VERY green thumb! I am very tired today! Had to haul a very large bag of dirt up the back stairs. Looking forward to this years variety of fruit, vegies and flowers for our table. My overall goal is to be able to use the herbs in our garden and not have to buy them. Maybe a lofty goal, as always, keep you posted!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Did you know...

Did you know hat Poison Ivy is not Ivy and Poison Oak is not an oak? They are both part of the cashew family! Thanks Snapple lid for the info!