Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 9/15/14

It was a slow week in the garden this past week. I didn’t get to do as much as needed to be done. I did get to weed, feed, and mineralize my established plants. The plan was to then spend Sunday prepping the fallow beds for the (belated due to the heat) fall planting, but it rained overnight and drizzled off and on during the day. So, that didn’t get done. (Guess what I’ll be doing after work this week?) After the rain and a few degrees cooler weather (upper 80s rather than mid 90s), my garden is starting to respond. My pepper plants are hanging on – the chilis barely – and I’ve even got some new signs of life in the garden. This week’s garden photos!

Sanctuary Spotlight: How to Grow Raspberries

If you’re a berry lover like I am, I’m sure you’ve had many times of frustration in the grocery store when you’ve seen the prices of raspberries. When I started my garden, I decided that I was going to grow my own raspberries so that I’d have an annual supply of my favorite berry without all the cost. You’d be surprised just how easy it is to grow raspberries in your back yard. How to grow raspberries!