We returned home after several weeks. It is nice to be home but it’s going to take a lot of work making up for lost time while regrowing our emergency fund. Here is what we did this week. Continue reading
It is fall in my neck of the woods. Time to file my last garbage garden report. Continue reading
July 28, to August 3, 2017
Despite the heat wave hitting our area and the influx of tourists, I got a lot done this week. Continue reading
Here is a status report for the tiny little garden I started at work from food scraps. I tried to regrow romaine lettuce from the cut ends of romaine, celery from the cut ends of celery bunches, green onions from the white end that is usually thrown away, red onions from the tiny starts inside of decaying onions, and tomatoes from rotting tomatoes. Continue reading
May 9 to 15, 2017
We remained pretty frugal this week despite Mother’s Day. Continue reading
This week I brought everything home and set them in the dirt and the garden.
I was impressed by the root development of the red onion sets, even though they did not seem to be doing much in terms of leaf growth.
I may have waited too long to plant the romaine. I fear that the mould and decay took a heavy toll on these plants too much and I don’t think they will recover. I planted them anyways because they have come this far and they deserve a chance.
I am a little sad about the health of the romaine. It was so robust and I couldn’t believe how much it grew in the first few weeks. I thought for sure that I would be well on my way to my first caeser salad of the year. I must remember that this is an experiment and a learning process. There will be failures. Too bad as it looks like the cost of romaine will remain high for some time.
About 5 minutes after getting my plants in the ground, it hailed. Luckily I got my babies covered up with a cardboard box and assorted plant pots and they survived their harsh introduction to the wild. Hopefully, they will thrive in the coming weeks.
This week there were some successes and some failures. Continue reading