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As I promised a week or so ago, I have moved on to the next part of the “Straw Bale Experiment” and planted bell peppers in the second one.
I didn’t go through the whole “Step-By-Step” that I did with the tomatoes, but it is the same process.
- Open a hole in the straw.
- Fill it with a good quality potting soil.
- Plant the pepper. (When I was planting tomatoes I told you to plant them deep so more roots would develop. Plant peppers at the same depth that they were in the pots.)
An interesting thing is happening that I didn’t anticipate. Apparently there were wheat seeds in the straw that are now sprouting. You can see them coming up throughout the straw. (Those green things.) One of the advantages of planting in straw was that you wouldn’t need to weed.) I’ll let the sprouts get a bit bigger before I pull them out.
Incidentally, here is a picture of the whole bed that the straw is in.
As you can see some of the plants are much farther ahead then the ones in the straw bales. That is because I’ve been known to procrastinate when I start a new project. Don’t worry, in a couple of more weeks you won’t be able to tell the difference between the ones in the garden and the ones in the straw.
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It’s July 8th and the Blueberries are beginning to turn blue. The Robins would be smacking their lips (If they had any.) so I’ve netted the bushes.
Over the years I’ve gathered recipes that I would like to share with you Folks. I’m working on a section of my website that will make these recipes available to everyone. It should be ready to publish in a few weeks. If any of you would like to contribute a recipe or two, use the e-mail below to submit your recipe. Send Me Your Recipe . Don’t forget to add who you want to get credit for the recipe and I’ll print it along with the recipe.
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The last few months have been extremely busy, but not very productive. Hopefully I believe that I am now moving into a time of “Not so Busy–More Productive”. It’s mid-June and I thought that I would show you where my homestead is at the moment.
This is the path leading to my back porch. The “Stella-D’Oro” day-lilies are just beginning to bloom, and the goldfish definitely survived the winter. They are eating me out of house and home.
There are somewhere between 20 and 25 of them in the pond. I suspect that the waterlilies will be blooming within a week or two.
The roses are doing well along the path to the front of the house.
and best of all the tomatoes are beginning to set fruit. I tried a couple of “Brandywine” heritage tomatoes to see how they will do and some “Sweet Million” cherry tomatoes right along the path so that the Grand-kids can sample them on the way into the house.
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The Aconites, Snowdrops, and Crocus are up and showing themselves off. The Daffodils are starting to bud and should be in full bloom by next week. However the best news is that I have cleaned the Asparagus beds, and in a couple of weeks I will be publishing some great recipes featuring the spears.
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You may remember that I mentioned planting some Sugar Snap peas in a previous Newsletter. If you do I must tell you that it was not a roaring success. The germination was poor, and although I am still picking, I am not optimistic about the overall yield. Here is the first picking.
Actually, they did make a great snack for my husband and I. We ate them raw as we sat on the swing and watched a great sunset.
If you are going to eat Sugar Snaps, remember to remove the strings.
There is one of these running down each side of the pea. Just pinch off the end and pull. the string will come out easily. remember there is one on each side of the pea so pull off each end.
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The asparagus bed is running at full speed right now. I’ve been using it in every recipe I can think of, but the simplest and the all-time favorite of my oldest grandson Logan, is grilled.
Just brush on some olive oil, salt to taste and place on a hot grill. In 3 to 6 minutes you’ll have a great side to go with the rest of your meal.
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I started the “Spring Cleaning” in the garden over the weekend, and look what I found!
Not only the Spring flowers, but when my husband and I were walking on Sunday, we heard and saw the Red-Winged Blackbird scouts that had just arrived from the south. If the Red-Wings are back, can the Florida “Snow Birds” be far behind?????
If things go as planned, I’ll be planting peas in the garden tomorrow. “Saint Patrick’s Day”.
“Sure and Begorrah!!!!!!
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