Monthly Archives: June 2016

Harvested Our Cabbage

This year we’ve been having good luck growing some vegetables that we’ve normally had trouble growing in the past. The first one is broccoli…

I have to laugh because in past years our broccoli never looked that good, in fact it didn’t really resemble anything like this at all. When Brooke saw that, she said, “Wow, I can’t believe that came from the garden. It looks like what you’d find in the store. It’s awesome!”
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An Invasion of Dog Vomit Slime Mold

One day I went out to the garden and noticed nasty looking blobs of slime that appeared to be taking over the garden. I’ve never seen anything like it before and I’ll admit I was a little freaked out over it. I did a little research and found out that it’s a mold/fungus called dog vomit slime mold. Just the name alone sounds pretty disgusting and like something you should be pretty alarmed about.  Luckily it’s harmless, to people and pets and actually beneficial to plants because it breaks down organic matter which adds nutrients to the soil. Continue reading

Doing a Little Companion Planting

I’ve wanted to grow some herbs and try drying them this year. I bought some and planned on making a little herb garden but never got around to getting it done. Then I went on a short vacation before I got them planted, and for some reason they started dying. So instead of planting them in their own little garden, I decided to do some companion planting and put them in with vegetables that they grow well with.