I hear it's snowing on the East Coast.
Here in Northern California...
San Joaquin Valley
GRAPE & WINE COUNRTY
We have had rain!
If you don't know...we are in a drought!
It has rained ONLY ON THE WEEKENDS!
The sun is out on SATURDAY!
For hubby and I
It's time to GARDEN!
Now every year
we start our own seeds.
Here is our newest hothouse.
(Last year we made our own...too big!)
This year we went for a smaller version.
This way we can start seeds,
when they become seedlings we can plant the seedlings, and then,
we can start MORE!
Can you see the upside-down water bottle?
Cut off the bottom & fill..
Keep it full...humidifies the hothouse.
My own little "rainforest" :)
Each little "pod" has seeds ready to grow!
This year we have
nasturiums ( need flowers for BEES!)
BEES are a gardner's friend!
We already have a few tomatoes ready, some zucchini squash, and yellow squash.
Here are my BEFORE garden pics.
Don't judge! :)
Wait until you see them LATER!
Onions are doing well...BUT the rest?
WOW! Let's get to work!
Ick! Needs some HELP!
WAIT! That's NOT a garden..it's a bale of STRAW!
We are trying something new this year.
GOOGLE "STRAW GARDEN"..
Hmm...you "condition" bales of straw for about 2 weeks
PLANT RIGHT IN THE BALES!
The conditioning makes "STERILE" SOIL for the plants!
Bigger & Better yields!
We shall see.
If it works? We get more.
If NOT? We have A LOT of compost!
Either way...we are OK!
I will let you know how it goes!
Here is some of our produce from LAST YEAR..
We shall see...
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