"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
Robert Louis Stevenson

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Busy, Busy Busy

It has been a very long time since I posted to this blog.  My garden is doing well so far.  We have these heat spells that keep hitting us and that makes it difficult to keep the winter garden in a happy mode.  Aphids moved in on the broccoli a few weeks back, but I was able to harvest 4 nice heads out of the 6 I planted. Lacinato kale is still flourishing but again, the aphids are trying to live on the underside of the leaves. I am using insecticidal soap to keep them under control.  We will see how long I can keep them producing.  I planted 6 tomato seedlings a couple of weeks ago.  One of each: Black Cherry, Yellow Pear, Cherokee Purple, Jetsetter, Legend, and Early Wonder.  Most of these are hybrids.  I have had so much trouble with diseases on my heirlooms that I am trying a few of the disease resistant hybrids this year.  At least I know the black cherry and yellow pear will produce.  We rarely have problems with these guys.  We are still using the plot at our community garden and that of course is a banquet for bugs and diseases; moving from one plot to another.  We all garden organically and try to keep up with the infestations but it is a challenge.

I don't have any photos of the garden right now but I wanted to post and get back to blogging again.  In the meantime here is what I have to share.  

A pillow I made for my sister for valentines day

Garden girl, a pillow I made for me!

Just a  sampling of the embroidery tea towels I have made.  I love to embroider and am really getting back into doing this each evening.

"I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning." - J. B. Priestley