Category Archives: Gardening

Buttercrunch Lettuce Seed planted

Mary planted some of the seed bought at St. Elmo Feed and Seed, in her large and small gardens.

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Final Seed List for Spring 2019

The Field Garden From Southern Exposure Seed Exchange – Ordered 1/11/2019 Pkts. Products 1 ea. Nasturtium, Jewel Mixed Colors, 4 g $2.95 1 ea. Zinnia, State Fair Mixed Colors, 1 g $2.50 2 ea. French Marigold, Spanish Brocade, 0.5 g $4.50 1 ea. … Continue reading

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Getting the Garden Ready the First Time

This post will include the days between the first ripping up the hay string and sod through plowing. 1/10/2019 – After months of planning and changes in the plans we finally began work in a small part of Dad’s “Garden”. … Continue reading

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Bought Seeds at St. Elmo Feed & Seed

January 5, 2019 1 lb. G90 Corn seed for $14.00 1 lb. Pink Eye Purple Hull “Top Pick” seed for $4.00 1 lb. Kentucky Wonder Beans seed for $3.50 1/4 oz. package Buttercrunch Lettuce seed for $1.50. From Select Seed … Continue reading

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Mustard seeds have sprouted

12/11/2018 – Mustard seeds have sprouted.  As the dirt appeared to have crusted a little, and we spread 0-0-66, Mary scratched the dirt with the 4-tine hoe 3-4 days ago. She was worried the seeds might have been damaged.

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Fish Emulsion and 0-0-66 on Veggie Beds

12/7/2018 – Poured about 8 gallons of fish emulsion on the new larger veggie bed and about 4 gallons on the smaller bed at the back patio. Several days before we side dressed both beds with 0-0-66 and used all of … Continue reading

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Mary’s New Larger Veggie Garden

12/2/2018 – The vegetables we planted at the new back patio bed have been a lot of fun to watch and have continually contributed to our meals. So, we wanted a larger garden and today built a 7′ x 35′ … Continue reading

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Two New Daylilies

Ordered 10/13/18 from American Meadows at 50% off. Frans Hals Daylily Bag of 3, Item #: 7FDL3 $10.49                     Hyperion Reblooming Daylily Bag of 3, Item #: 54FDL3 $11.99

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Planted the First Vegetable Garden

10/8/2018 – Planted the 5’x25′ new bed between the new back patio and the house with seedlings bought at Walmart. 6 green cabbages 6 red cabbages 6 Romain Leaf Lettuce Butter Crunch Bibb Lettuce 6 Mustard Greens about 50 green … Continue reading

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August 21, 2018

This was the trip for the gutter installation and to take the plants from the yard in Houston. We stayed in the “new” house for the first time.

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