My Garden

Garden 6-9-2018 Everything Planted

I was late in planting my garden due to the cold weather and didn’t get started until the end of April and just finished planting a few herbs last week. Last week we didn’t get any rain, which meant watering the garden every day. I was glad to see that we have some rain this week, it beats not having to water the garden every day.

 It’s nice to have fresh basil for pizza and fried eggs.
The purple perilla came up from last year’s seeds. It’s an herb and some would eat it with summer rolls or meat dish. I don’t like the aroma and only left it in the garden because of its beautiful purple color.
I spend most of my evenings in the garden, otherwise, the weeds will take over. I have to say that the best time to photograph the garden is early morning, making the most of the natural light.
The chili peppers are beautiful, surprisingly it doesn’t have as many flowers this year.
Which means fewer peppers as well.
String beans
Asian variety beans (tour phou)
I finally get to plant the lemongrass and lemon basil last week.
These are the bare-root dwarf fruit trees from Stark Bro’s that I purchased last year. I planted 3 Apple trees and 1 Hosui Asian Pear tree.
Hosui Asian Pear tree
I love my garden gloves, couldn’t garden without them.
My Garden

Garden 5-29-2018 Rain

I don’t know if my garden needed a break from the rain, I know I do. It has been raining for several days now. Everything is growing rapidly, even the straw starts to grow grass.  I would like to be able to go out and work in the garden again, I still have lemongrass to plant.
The chili peppers start to take off once the weather got warmer, they love the hot weather.
I’m surprised to see tomatoes this early.
The cucumbers are climbing the trellis. The lower part of the garden is still flooded.
The Okras also like the hot weather and start to take off.
I planted a row like last year and will have to give away once they start to produce. I won’t be able to eat them all.
It’s nice to see the blueberries ripped.
The inground potted Basils are doing well, a lot better than I expected.
Thai basils.
I will have to help the string beans climb the trellis, hopefully, the weather will be better tomorrow, although it’s not too promising.
The Chayote certainly can help themselves climbing the trellis and they look really healthy this year. For once I’m up to date with my garden post.
Camping, My Garden, Uncategorized

Camping on Memorial Day Weekend

This year we decided to camp at my house for Memorial Day Weekend since we have a big enough space to park the camper. My dad and sister bought their RV on Friday and stayed for the weekend. My goal is to make a private campground in the wood but it will take a lot of money to clear the land and make a road back there, might be a next year project. As for now, this is good enough, convenient that it’s close to the house.

This was an extremely wet weekend, it poured down while we were cooking inside the barn.

Thank goodness for the barn, it was a nice get together. It’s been a while since we did anything like this and will have to do it more often.

We had Pho.


After the rain, I went to the garden to check on the plants, we had 3 inches for the 2 hours of heavy rainfalls.

The lower part of the garden was flooded.

Good thing that morning I went out to stake and support the cucumber plants and string beans to help them climb the trellis.

The pound is on the high level since we have had so much rains in the last few weeks. Bo put a dye in the pound to make it blue, he said that it’s safe for the fish and little critters, so far they are doing okay.