How My Garden Grows in June ~ Part 2

Yesterday, I shared with you pictures of half my garden this month, compared to pictures last month. Everything has grown so much! If you missed yesterday’s post, you can see Part 1 here. Today, I’ll share with you the rest of my garden with links to last month’s pictures, so you can see the change. How my garden grows in June!

How My Garden Grows in May ~ Part 2

Yesterday, I shared pictures of half my garden beds and how they’re growing. If you missed the first half of my pictures, you can view Part 1. Now, for pictures of the second half of my garden. How My Garden Grows in May!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 5/5/14

We got some much needed rain this week, but it was followed by a scorcher of a weekend. Yesterday was 89 degrees! Tuesday and Wednesday of this week are supposed to reach the low 90s. Hey, weather – it’s only May! Hello! Well, I still worked in the garden most of the weekend, but with straw hat on head and water in hand. At least the heat is bringing forth the seedlings, the growth, and the flowers. This week’s garden pictures!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 9/2/13

According to the calender, it’s September. But you wouldn’t know it by walking outside where I live! We are still experiencing sweltering heat and humidity with temperatures in the mid-90s and humidity levels to match. There is something incongruous with planting fall crops in this kind of weather, for sure. But I press on! This past weekend, I replanted my three varieties of leaf lettuce, kale, and brussel sprouts because they didn’t germinate. (Too hot??) I also planted head lettuce (Tom Thumb and Buttercrunch), beets (Detroit Red and Early Wonder), and carrots (Imperator and Scarlet Nantes). Turnips and radishes are next – if I can just survive the heat! At least my plants are hanging in there! This week’s garden pictures!

Sanctuary Spotlight: How to Grow Snap Beans

It’s spring, and gardeners everywhere are squealing with glee as they gather seed and turn their soil for planting. Here in the South, our crops are already well on their way. One of my favorite spring crops is snap beans. Where I grew up, we called the green variety “string beans” and the yellow variety “wax beans.” No matter what you call them, they are a kitchen staple in spring cuisine and are easy to grow. How to grow snap beans!