Garden Tour, Harvesting & Garden Issues

Sharing a tour of the garden and some of our gardening issues this year.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Gardening: Strawberry Shopping Cart

 

One of these days we’ll have enough strawberries to make at least one smoothie.  The past few years of growing one strawberry plant, we’ve come to realize that we need to grow more than one plant.  Took us long enough to realize it, right?   This year we have at least five plants growing in this thrifted shopping cart and this is only a drop in the bucket of what we need in order to reap a plentiful harvest.

Strawberry Shopping cart

 

We started off by transplanting our original strawberry plant to the shopping cart and we added a few more strawberry plants along with it.

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Personally I think strawberry plants are a bit expensive.  Starting at nearly $4 per plant and in order to have a bunch of fruit you’ll need a minimum of 10 plants or more.  So, what I’ve decided to do…  plant my runners in other portions of the shopping cart so they can take root.  Otherwise,  they’ll just trail down the cart with nothing to attach to.  The little fella in this picture has taken root.

 

Strawberry Shopping Cart 3

Strawberry Shopping Cart 4

 

Like I said… one of these days we’ll have enough strawberries to make at least one smoothie.

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Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Garden Tour Video Before the Rain

Last week in the garden everything is looking beautiful and this video was taped before we had a couple nights of rain so stay tuned for more.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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From the kitchen to the garden – Cake Domes & Cloches

Don’t ya just love when you can use something you already have on hand for another use? So do I, and these cake domes and cloches are coming in handy in the garden on cool days.

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So, if you see any of these in your local thrift, pick them up and use them in the garden.

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Another thing that can be used are vases. Flip them upside-down on your plants and the vases are great because they can cover taller plants.

Hope this gave you some ideas on using things indoors, outdoors. What items do you use for dual purposes in the garden?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Garden Walk- Thru 2016 and What’s In Our Soil Mix

Another beautiful weekend and a chance to get outside and get some work done in the garden. I can honestly say this has been by far the easiest year to get our garden ready for the season. Not much clean up and even though the weather has been a bit off here and there, we’re off to a great start.

Today I’m sharing a tour of our spring garden. You get to see it in it’s beginning phase and how it transforms to food on our plate. My husband is also breaking down our soil mix. This soil mix has been successful for us and as we continue to grow and learn we hope to add some more amendments to our soil. Hopefully we’ll share that in the future.

Watch the video below and feel free to ask any questions and share what you use in your soil.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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