Category: Gardening

Gardening 2015: Massive Fails In Pictures

Fail #1---The three sticks indicated when I planted the garlic last fall.  Due to our challenging spring, the new growth that was coming through the ground was frozen and the garlic rotted.
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Gardening 2015: Massive Fails

Gardening from seed is way more difficult than it looks. Trust me, I’m finding it out the hard way. I know I could use the excuse that I’ve never started any plants from seed before, but with the amount of information on the internet I should have been better prepared. What happened? I started my... Read more »

Gardening 2015: From Seeds To Seedlings & Starting to Prep The Beds

East facing view of main garden including the newly dug potato beds.
Fun fact:  Prepping the beds means picking up the dog poo left over by lazy owners who let their dogs run free in the garden.     If you liked this post, “like” I Hate My Developer on Facebook Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is... Read more »
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Gardening 2015: Starting The Seeds

The snow is barely off of the ground, but I’m trying my hand at starting vegetables from seed. Inside, of course. Yesterday I took the seeds I’ve been holding since January and made my first attempt at growing vegetables the old fashioned way.   Well, the old fashioned way with a twist. I’m using  a terrarium... Read more »

Spring Fever Hits Early: Lets Plan To Garden

Spring Fever Hits Early:  Lets Plan To Garden
I’ve been itching to plant my vegetable garden since the Christmas tree came down. Despite the fact it’s early March and there is still snow on the ground,  I’m eagerly looking forward to sunny days in the garden.  Yet as we all know, a productive and attractive garden doesn’t happen without a little planning. This... Read more »

Is It Gardening Time Yet?

Is it time to plant something?   As you can see, I’m a little eager to get going.  Is anyone else fighting an urge to get out and dig in the dirt?  Or start your seeds way too early? It can’t be just me can it?   If you liked this post, “like” I Hate... Read more »
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Changing of the Guard: Seasonal Edition

As one season ends: Another begins: As far as I’m concerned you can never start the Christmas holiday decorations too early.   If you liked this post, “like” I Hate My Developer on Facebook Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you... Read more »

Squirrels: Garden Terrorists

People usually think I’m a little crazy when I rant about how squirrels *aren’t* a gardeners best friend. I’ve had years of experience trying to keep the little beasts from my container gardens.  Bedding plants thrown hither and yon, containers rooted through, candy bars hidden in my boxes—it’s all par for the course. I won’t... Read more »

Garden Stories: Top Five Garden Goals For Next Season

I’m proud of the fact that I’ve finally managed to score a plot in the backyard community garden but I’ve had a bountiful harvest from both of my vegetable gardens. Nonetheless, I’ve been thinking ahead to next growing season and came up with a list of my top five garden goals for 2015.   1. ... Read more »
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Garden Stories: The Tomatoes Are In

After a summer of zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers and jalapenos the stars of the show are finally producing. The tomatoes are in. The picture above is what I harvested today from the back garden.  With all of the produce that has been coming in, my kitchen and dining room look like a farm stand. Luckily,... Read more »