Garden Update: May 2014

Between my “Summer Job” and still working at the high school, it’s been a bit tough trying to find time to blog – hopefully once school is out, in two weeks, I’ll have a bit more time to devote to blogging and other creative projects. This week I’d like to review my seed-starting experience for this year’s garden.  I’ve prep’d a small area near an old tree house that my parents relocated to the ground in their backyard. I’m hoping to grow vines up the sides and flowers and herbs … Continue reading

I’m not dead…

But it’s just been very odd while I’m in this “limbo state” between jobs and permanent living arrangements. Plus the PC is in an upstairs, non air conditioned room, and with our near 100F temps, it’s just not very comfortable to sit and type for any length of time under those conditions.  Anyways, here’s some updates. I do get into Warhammer, usually each evening for a couple hours at least, and I’m still having fun there, but I’m really starting to get a craving for EVE, but I’ve promised myself not to … Continue reading

More Sprouts

It’s been a pretty busy gardening week this week. Mainly getting some of the seedlings moved into larger containers and just trying to keep up with the watering and weeding.  Two more sets of plants finally germinated; Balloon Flower and Lovage.  The Lovage was planted back on May 25th and just sprouted yesterday (June 17’th) – so nearly a month for that one.  Two other flats are apparently “duds.” Which may just be due to the age of the seed – Mexican bush Marigolds and Formosa Lily.  The soil may be the … Continue reading

Country Living

I’ve been very busy trying to get my stuff growing and also helping out with getting other projects taken care of around the “homestead.”  Yesterday I finished setting up an irrigation system out in the orchard.  It still needs a few tweaks, but I think the “hard part” is pretty much done.  That being getting the irrigation valve manifold connected to a timer and water source – and then getting the rest of the piping hooked into the manifold. On the gardening front, a lot of seeds have germinated, and … Continue reading

Planting Progress

I’ve planted quite a few things since getting up here to Utah, and just to get the hang of starting things from seed in preparation for some serious nursery work. So far nothing has grown into their first “true leaves,” but I have had quite a few things sprout over the last week or so. Here’s what I’ve got sprouted so far: Alyssum ‘Basket of Gold’ (Aurinia saxatilis) Angel’s Trumpets (Datura stramonium) Hibiscus (Pink, White, Red, ‘Texas Star’) (Hibiscus moscheutos) Hyacinth bean (Lablab purpureus) Ma Huang (Ephedra sinica) Things I’ve planted, but … Continue reading