• Summer vacation?

    As much as it seems as if I was away on vacation (as Thad is the only one blogging lately), capsule life has been quite far from that. While we did go briefly to Mexico, information pills where Boombadeus got to finally see where I grew up, we have been hardworking on various things. One of them being our little 10’x20′ plot. As summer starts, I start kissing most of my weekends goodbye. Weeds grow fast if not checked. Bugs attack at any given time. Plants develop and start shadowing others making you have to transfer or trim back. But, after all the hard work, this is the delicious reward…

  • Ciclos*

    Ciclos: Cycles in Spanish. That’s what having a garden is like. Cycles of beautiful lush gardens, link flowers and outdoors; cycles of harvesting the produce you’ve raised from seed and cycles of cold that are enjoyed indoors, hair baking cookies and getting ready for the next year. Well, the newest cycle has begun. Our windowsills are being taken over by seedlings…and I can’t wait for it to get slightly warmer out! *for some reason the word cycles doesn’t really have even half of the impact that ciclos has in me. Must have been a childhood full of those seasonal trucks coming down the dirt streets in Mexico with the guy…

  • Spring is here!

    Well, pregnancy not really, this site but this household has been taken over garden planning. This will be our third year at The Spring Gardens and I can’t wait! Last week I ordered from Amazon the book You Grow Girl! by Gayla Trail. I’ve followed Gayla’s blog for over a year now, and her handy “Lazy Gardener’s Automatic Seed Starting Chart” came in handy last year… Our first year at the garden I started the tomato seedlings too late. I grew up surrounded by fruit trees in warmer, closer to the equator weather, so I didn’t know much about this “plant by” and “frost free” dates. Our second year I…