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The Garden: Week 4

Posted by Hallee on May 24, 2013 in Gardening, Hallee's Galley

This has been a very strange beginning for my garden. I was late getting any seeds planted, for one. The day that I planted my seeds, it was 90 degrees outside, so I went ahead and put corn, beans, winter and summer squash, watermelon, cantaloupe, radishes, carrots, and onions into the ground, worried I was too late. But the next weekend, the temperature drastically dropped. I don’t think it actually froze, but on my morning walk one morning, I saw several houses that had outside plants covered in protection, so if it didn’t frost, it came really close.

The end result? One single green bean plant grew, one single winter squash plant grew, and one single cucumber grew.

No melons or summer squash came up. Last week, I planted more, but put them in seed trays instead. Which, is probably a good thing, because last night it got down to 40.
The radishes, onions and carrots are doing great. I haven’t weeded around the carrots, because they’re still very young.
I had a friend give me a couple dozen tomato plants that are in the ground. They are still very small and hard to see:
I even have a little tomato growing already:
I have mixed batch of lettuce growing in a container:
I replanted the corn, and while I was taking pictures, found two of the four rows I planted growing (this picture was taken before I thinned them out.). No idea what happened to the other two rows. I have more planted, though, and will see what happens next. I will also plant green beans that grow on a vine instead of a bush at the base of these corn once I get in there and thin them out.
I have two blueberry bushes that had a nice amount of blooms on them this spring.
I also have a grape plant that has survived multiple hits with the lawn mower. I’d love to plant another one and build an arbor right where this one is and see if I can get some grapes out of them!
And, when cleaning out along my back fence, I found a massive blackberry bush!
And, as always, my horseradish plant is going to take over the world one day. This plant is four years old now. I’ve even cut off two major chunks of it to share with friends.
So, here in this Memorial Day Weekend…how does your garden grow?

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The Garden: Week 10

Posted by Hallee on May 16, 2012 in Gardening, Hallee's Galley

I cannot believe that 9 weeks have passed since I did a garden update!

I have been so busy with book releases and writing that gardening got put off to just now. Since we’re on vacation next week, I needed to just stop everything this week and get the garden planted.

We have a plot at our church. This is the first time we’ve done that, and I’m LOVING the size of my plot!

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The Garden: Week 1

Posted by Hallee on Mar 16, 2012 in Gardening, Hallee's Galley

Can you believe that it’s gardening time again? This winter went by SO FAST.

That may have a lot to do with the fact that we didn’t have much of a winter in Kentucky. Our heaviest snow came on March 3rd, and the day after that it was 80 degrees outside.

Consequently, I was able to till the section of garden I planted — barefoot! I love tilling dirt barefoot. There are few things as energizing as the feel of fresh-tilled dirt on bare feet.

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The Garden – Week 13

Posted by Hallee on Jul 20, 2011 in Gardening, Hallee's Galley

I was due to post a garden post last week, but we had Squash Week! while I was out of pocket instead. So, it’s been a few weeks since you’ve seen pictures.

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The Garden: Week 6

Posted by Hallee on Jun 16, 2011 in Gardening, Hallee's Galley

I no longer have a smaller garden, a corn garden, and a main garden – everything has been merged into one big “L” shaped garden.

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The Garden: Week 4

Posted by Hallee on Jun 1, 2011 in Gardening, Hallee's Galley

I know I didn’t post a garden post last week. To be honest, the garden frustrated me a little bit last week, and I just had to take a step back from it. We’d had so much rain – record breaking rainfall. Then the temperature dropped. Then it warmed up and we had even more rain.

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The Garden: Week 2

Posted by Hallee on May 18, 2011 in Gardening, Hallee's Galley

This has been an off week for the garden. The highs every day have been about 50 degrees (last week the highs were about 85 degrees), and it has been raining. I think Tuesday night, the low was 43, and some part of my brain worried that it would drop to freezing. Kind of hard for this girl from Florida to take the third week of May.

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The Garden Week 1

Posted by Hallee on May 11, 2011 in Gardening, Hallee's Galley

We’ve had the wettest April in recorded history here in central Kentucky, so I’m a couple of weeks behind where I was last year at this time. But, it’s also been unusually cold so it’s good that I couldn’t get out to the yard and get it tilled until now. I ran the tiller last week, and then this past Monday and finally got the seeds and seedlings into the rich Kentucky earth.

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