I enjoy growing my own celery, but never had luck with doing it directly from seeds. Every fall, I cut the ends off of the organic celery bought from the health food store, and place the ends in a small dish of water on my kitchen window sill to grow roots.
When spring comes along, I take that rooted celery end and plant it in my garden. I usually will end up with somewhere between 2 – 5 growing plants. As my celery grows, I go out to the garden and cut what I need. This way it continues to grow new stalks.
Speaking of stalks, look at this onion stalk; it’s grown substantially, compared to when I first planted the onion. This will be the first year I planted a large quantity of onions; with hopes of using them throughout 2015 and into 2016 once harvested.
|When I first received the onion starts.|
|A stalk on just one of my onions planted.|
Here’s an update on my potatoes, which were planted on February 7, 2015.
This is what my Yukon Gold potatoes look like as of today’s date.
I've planted cucumbers seeds in two large pots and placed them next to a feedlot panel to use as a trellis.
Since planting my cucumbers seeds in pots last year worked well, I did the same thing this year. It really helps contain them so they’re not growing all over the garden bed.
This is the first year I decided to plant red cabbage. I picked up 4 seedlings at the local Atwood Ranch store. I tilled an area by hand, since our tiller is still on the blink, and lined the small bed with bricks.
On the back side of the cabbage garden bed, I planted two types of sunflower seeds to line the fence. Hopefully, we will see Sunspot and Mammoth sunflowers soon.
My strawberry patch has started producing strawberries, I look forward to harvest strawberries this year to make jam……YUM!!!!
Since spring has sprung, I've cut our grass at least 7 times. Each and every time we brush off the tractor, and hook the water hose to the deck to clean off grass.
When the grass is wet while cutting it, it has a tendency to bulk up under the deck and around the blades requiring a detailed cleaning. If you don’t clean out the deck, the grass just sits on the underside of the tractor and starts to rot, causing a terrible smell.
We purchased a special jack for lawn tractors to aid in cleaning the tractor, and Bulldog Man scraped and pressure cleaned the entire tractor.
What a great tool to have to make lawn tractor cleaning so much easier!!!!
Last night we placed, out on the back patio, two hummingbird feeders with sugar water in preparation for those beautiful hummingbirds passing through.
Tell me; have you see a hummingbird yet in your area?