Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 9/29/14

What a difference a week or two makes! A couple of weeks ago, we were suffering under a brutal summer sun without rain for three weeks. Since then, we’ve had about 5 inches of rain and haven’t seen the sun in ten or twelve days, thanks to a low pressure system camping off the South Carolina coast. My fall planting was delayed earlier due to the intense heat; now I can’t seem to finish planting because of the rain. Well, at least what I have planted is starting to germinate, and my plants are continuing to respond to the cooler temperatures. This week’s garden photos!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 2/17/14

Kindling gathered ~ thanks to Winter Storm Pax!

Kindling gathered ~ thanks to Winter Storm Pax!

What an eventful week! Winter Storm Pax visited us for a couple of days, and the entire area was covered in ice. (For pictures, click here.) I was very blessed in that my property had no damage. My yard was full of small branches, though, which I gathered up as kindling for my fireplace. After the last ice storm (Winter Storm Leon), I was surprised that my seedlings had survived. I thought for sure they wouldn’t make it through this ice storm, but they did! This week’s garden pictures!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 2/10/14

Yesterday was a big day in the garden. It’s the most time I’ve spent in the garden in a long time. The temperature was 67 degrees, and I loved it! I planted 38 potato plants – red, purple, and fingerlings. Then I trimmed the ice-caused dead leaves off my garlic and added fertilizer and Azomite to the bed. Next, I weeded the asparagus and added Azomite to that bed, as well. Finally, I fertilized the apple trees. (I’m a few weeks late with that, but it’s an organic fertlizer; so I should be okay.) After the gardening chores, I examined my seedlings and was amazed. Pictures of a resurrected garden!