Sunday, May 12, 2013

Planting Time~ tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and seeds as well as hot weather

Tonight we had a great time in the garden.  The other day we spread a cubic yard of compost amongst some of the beds, with a really thick layer in the cold bed which is usually planted before we get the compost.  We are behind this year on peas, radishes and such, but some were planted today.  We did the White Hailstone radishes again this year, I think they are my favorite.  Carrots also went in the soil, I am not positive of the variety.  Iceberg lettuce and Ching Chang bok choy seed also went in.  As well as plants from the local cheap greenhouse, those were a four pack of Early Girls, I think eight Jalepenos, and twelve Cal Wonder bells.  We never seem to have too many peppers, so I am going to plant a lot this year.  I also did a four pack of Diva cucumbers and a four pack burpless variety as well.  I sprinkled the last of my multi-colored beets and hope the best, the seed is pretty old.

Many sunflowers are coming up from last year, I am going to transplant some of them to other beds.  We enjoyed looking at the huge plants and flowers and the bees and other pollinators really enjoyed them as well.  The front flower beds are such a cheery sight.  The Hyacinthia and many other bulbs were such a welcome to spring.  I am going to continue to plant a few more things in the beds so there are new flowers pretty regularly.  There are a few iris blooms that should be next and the lilies leaves are up and going as well. 

Unseasonably hot is the theme of the week.  Today was like 93 degrees, but it is supposed to go back down into the 70s this week with some rain thankfully.  I am not ready for that heat and I always enjoy the spring rain for the garden.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bountiful Basket April 27th plus juice pack

I was excited Monday to see juice packs were back to add-on :)  They are one of my favorites.

Basket~ strawberries, small watermelon, celery, lettuce, tomatoes, red potatoes, pineapple, bananas, broccoli, mango, and an artichoke.

Juice pack~ carrots, celery, oranges, lemons, lime, beet, spinach, parsley, ginger, cucumber, and kale.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Asparagus, great investment ;)

Asparagus is something that takes some patience when growing your garden.  But it is so worth it!  Today I harvested our second harvest this year the first was a small one and todays was a decent bundle, enough for a yummy lunch with eggs from our chickens.  A little sprinkle of cheese and it was just delicious.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Bountiful Baskets February 16th~ Italian pack add-on

Basket~ 5 pound Gold Petite potatoes, 2 clamshells of grape tomatoes, broccoli, leeks, bananas, spinach, Junami apples, avocados, bell peppers, "cutie" oranges and iceberg lettuce.

Italian pack~ Red bell peppers, eggplant, mushrooms, zucchini, yellow onions, parsley, garlic, and a lovely bag of fresh herbs~ rosemary, basil and I think tarragon.

Bountiful Baskets has yet to disappoint :)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Bountiful Baskets February 2nd Citrus Pack Add-on

Saturday was another yummy basket of fresh food in middle of winter :)

Basket~ strawberries, Asian pears, green beans, yam, English cucumbers, cauliflower, cabbages, apples, oranges, bananas and radishes.

Citrus pack~ big box containing a pummelo, minneolas, oranges, Seville oranges, lemons, and Moro blood oranges.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Trim Healthy Mama~ Fuel Cycle Day 7

Day 7!

I did it, I am finished :)

Breakfast~ Earthmilk
Lunch~ Mexican shrimp cocktail at a restaurant
Snack~ Piece of toast spread with a blue cheese Laughing Cow and a piece of turkey lunch meat & Earth Milk
Supper~ Bowl of 0% Greek yogurt with 1/2 cup of frozen antioxidant mixed fruit and a bit of stevia, small glass of Earth Milk

I am hoping the scale shows my effort in the morning :)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Trim Healthy Mama~ Fuel Cycle Day 6

Day 6, switch to E

Breakfast~ Two THM pancakes with strawberry sauce made with stevia
Snack~ Quart of Earth Milk
Lunch~ Turkey sandwich with two slices of lunch meat, wedge of blue cheese light Laughing Cow, on two Genesis 1:29 bread, 1/2 a peeled cucumber
Snack~ Quart of Earth Milk
Supper~ Scrambled egg whites, salsa, 1 % cottage cheese, Laughing Cow wedge, 1/2 cup 0% greek yogurt with frozen berry/fruit mix
Snack~ Roasted Crunchy Garbanzo Beans