Author Archives: Charlotte

Garden Update and Vegetables To Plant In September

Wow, I can’t believe fall is right around the corner.  The temperatures are falling and the days are getting shorter.  I replanted my garden in August, for the second round of summer veggies along with a few winter veggies.  It seemed … Continue reading

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Meet Some Of The Girls

It was just recently decided that all the chicks would get names.  The names are crazy but I try to find names that suit them.  With some of them it may be as easy as their color, others because of … Continue reading

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Dinner From The Garden – Okra and Butternut Squash

After spending much of the morning in the garden planting my second summer garden, it only seemed fitting to have a dinner from the garden. Okra is the only veggy harvested today.  Thankfully, I still have quite a few butternut … Continue reading

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Gardening 101 – Raised Beds

Raised garden beds are, in my opinion, a gardeners best friend. Benefits of raised beds: Allows the gardener to use the best soil possible. Allows for a garden to be planted on an incline. Keeps soil for eroding. Keeps soil … Continue reading

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What’s Blooming

I think the “Dog Days” of summer came a little early this year.  Not much is blooming in my garden except the trusty standbys.                            

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To Do List and Things to Plant for August

Are you a list person?  I am. Here is a to do list for vegetable gardening.  The planting list is for zone 8b. To Do List: Clean out old plants.  If plants were diseased, remove all fallen leaves, so they … Continue reading

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Gardening 101 – Compost

Many books have been written on the topic of composting.  I am just going to give a brief overview.  Compost is nothing more then broken down organic matter, such as leaves, grass clippings, and kitchen waste.   Compost piles don’t, … Continue reading

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How to figure out if you have enough time to replant before winter.

I went out today to check on my tomatoes I had replanted the other day. To put it mildly, I was not pleased.  Out of 40 plants maybe 10 will make it.  I am not sure what I did wrong, … Continue reading

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My First Experience Introducing Baby Chics into the Big Coop

Wow, was it comedy hour around here the other day.  This was my first time introducing baby chics into the big coop.  The original plan was to wait until Saturday or Sunday to move the babies, so they could be … Continue reading

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Final Harvest for First Summer Garden

I’m very happy with this harvest, but at the same time sad.  Besides okra, a couple more watermelon, and a few tomatoes, there will be no more harvesting for some time.  I pulled it all up.   But the chics … Continue reading

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