Rock Garden: Before and After Photos

Hey guys, If you’ve been following me at all, you’ve already seen my post about the mixed flower and vegetable garden that we have out front. The main garden (aka the rock garden) that I use for growing veggies is located on the other side of the house, at the top of a small hill […]

The Front Garden: Mixed Flowers and Veggies

Hey guys, As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve been editing my photos from the past few months. The front garden photos are now ready. This garden bed was the first area to thaw in the spring, so I planted radishes and other cold-hardy veggies until the weather warmed up enough to plant flowers […]

Update: Sweet Granadilla Plant

I’ve been growing a sweet granadilla plant for a year now. It stayed in seedling stage for quite some time. Now, it is going through a growth spurt. It is 2 feet tall and still growing! In the past month alone, I have re-potted it twice. I’ve added stakes for support. Since it’s a vine, I […]

Harvesting and Saving Tomato Seeds

So last month I taught myself how to save seeds from garden vegetables. I figure if I’m going to keep gardening, I should expand my knowledge at least a little bit each season. I chose to start with something easy: tomato seeds from the gigantic cherry tomato plant in our front garden.   Of all my plants, […]

Hardening off seedlings: preparing for transplant!

It’s time to transplant the seedlings! For the past couple of weeks I’ve been hardening them off. This means gradually exposing the seedlings to outdoor weather to help them adjust to it. This way, when they are planted outside, they will be more likely to grow well rather than go into shock and possibly die. The hardening off process involves a bit […]

Back to grocery store plants: Sweet Granadilla and Rambutan

After a long break, I am growing grocery store fruits again! Over the past couple of years, most of my indoor growing experiments – pomegranate, peanut, and avocado, to name a few – have died of neglect. I’ve been so focused on vegetable gardening in my community garden plot that I didn’t make time for much else, which is a shame […]