Posts tagged ‘broccoli’

Done did and to do ;-)

Ok, top priority on my to do list: make myself a sweat band! I’ve got gobs of cotton yarn, it shouldn’t be too hard to crochet a strip then connect the edges, but I am SO tired of having to wipe the sweat off my face (when my hands are free), having it drip down my face, or worst of all – into my eyes and/or onto my glasses (if I’m not wearing my contacts). Don’t know if I’m just a heavy sweater, or if it’s because I’ve been so sedentary for so long that I’ve got a lot of toxins that need sweating out (if you know me in real life, you know that it really is God that has me out gardening and interested in a more sustainable lifestyle), or what, but I’m especially tired of the sweat dripping into my eyes. I can solve this problem here in a bit while waiting in the pick-up line at school to get Teddy 🙂 (All the teachers are surprised if they open the door to put him in and I’m NOT crocheting something ;-))

Next on to-do list is PLAN B. I’ve decided for my broccoli starts that (as with my pallet raised bed frame) just to re-do it. It won’t kill my poor little broccoli plants to be dug back up – specially since I’ve got to do it with at least 1/2 of them anyway and replant them, and then transfer the dirt to another container that’s ALREADY at the height I want it. This determined redneck, err, country girl  😉 is ready to get the rest the broccoli, the lettuce, the onions, and the herbs planted, and I’ve GOT to have the wheeled buggy to haul dirt.

Now on to the done did list: (okay, so redneck might be the more appropriate term, I like to let my roots show every now and again :D) Tried all kinds of ways to get that container up to where I want it by myself – levering it with a piece of wood, walking it up a wood bridge, and since you know PLAN B is on my to do list, I obviously wasn’t successful.

I DID get the sweet basil planted (single 8″ metal pot in a stand shaped like a dog – gift from wonderful friends), and the Italian oregano planted (recycling a plastic dish garden container received when Daddy died). I didn’t realize until today that I actually got TWO of the oregano plants, so they’re planted together. For my herbs, that leaves my rosemary, and my mints – spearmint, and orange mint. I THINK from something I read on Mother Earth News that the lemon balm (which my sister-in-law assures me REALLY does work against skeeters – when they would go out at night, they would just bruise a few leaves, and be left alone) is in the mint family too. And I also learned that (don’t have time to re-check it now or I would) that either the spearmint or the basil will keep the deer from enjoying MY veggies!

Last, but not least, on this done did list – get this post done!

Have a blessed day, y’all 😀


Wednesday Morning pix

Just a quick little post this morning 🙂 I think my broccoli starts look better already just after spending the night in real dirt! (Yes, I do realize I need to thin the container out; I have 9 starts in there, and realistically should only have 4 max. I’m gonna be hauling a LOT of dirt….)

Yes, it’s the same container, but from a different angle

And just for fun, here’s a pic of JUST the cedar tree in all it’s glory. I’m literally standing right beside my raised bed garden frame.

And this is a tung oil tree; not very pretty now that most of it’s leaves are gone, but I wanted to put a pic of it in here. Daddy had planted it (there’s 2 of them, actually) in hopes of selling the worms that like these trees for fishing, but so far (and much to Mama’s delight), there’s no fishing worms. This one is under the oak tree (see yesterday’s post) that’s in front of the wood pile.

And that’s it for now, I reckon. I’m working on a post I’m going to call “Critters in the Country” aka the-first-of-many -obligatory-posts-about-the-kitty-cats 😉 They finally cooperated this morning and gave me some good (as opposed to just decent or usable) pix!

God bless 🙂