Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 5/25/15

First, I wish each and every one of you a blessed Memorial Day. May we all remember the great cost of the freedom we hold so dear. And may God comfort all of you who have lost loved ones for the sake of freedom.

This long holiday weekend, I have spent quite a bit of time in my garden. The weather has been beautiful, and I found quite a few nice surprises. This week’s garden photos!

Sanctuary Gardener’s Favorites ~ Peas

SG Fav - PeasBack in December, I did a series of my favorite varieties of plants. In my post on Legumes, I shared my favorite snap beans and limas, but I didn’t yet have a favorite variety of peas. Now I do. My favorite variety of peas!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 4/13/15

It’s been a full week of hard work here on the homestead. I took the week off from my job to work in the garden, and it’s taken the full week to accomplish! With the warm weather, a plethora of weeds started to take over my garden – inside the raised beds as well as around them. I spent the week harvesting the last of my winter crops (and processing much of it), weeding (filling ten four-foot lawn and leaf bags), prepping the soil (adding Azomite rock dust and compost), top-dressing the cypress bark mulch around the beds, and actually planting my spring crops (both seeds and seedling transplants). But, it’s done. Next week, I’ll be sharing “How My Garden Grows” pictures, so you can see how my plants and seedlings are doing. Here’s what’s happening already in my garden. This week’s garden pictures!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 3/2/15

Well, it’s finally March. Only three more weeks til spring – at least, on the calendar, right? I know the Northeast is still buried under snow, Virginia just received almost a foot of snow, the midwest is always under snow, and the South is still having below-freezing nights. I’m sure all of you are anticipating spring as much as I am…maybe more so! That said, the weather this week has been chilly, raw, and rainy. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate with my days off (from work), so I don’t have as many photos to share with you this week. Hope you enjoy the few I do have though. This week’s garden photos!

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 2/23/15

This past weekend, we got a taste of spring. Saturday was 63 degrees, and I woke up Sunday morning to the sound of birds chirping outside my open window. Although it was cloudy, I was able to spend some time in the garden on Sunday in the 74 degree weather. Unfortunately, the cold will be returning this coming week, but the promise of spring is in the air. This week’s garden photos!