My Edible Garden

I've been gardening for most of my life and have been a devoted fan of organic gardening the whole time. It just makes so much more sense to work in harmony with Mother Nature than to fight her. Besides which it is better for the planet and better for our bodies. Here you can see what I'm planting and harvesting, with gardening hints and resources thrown in for good measure.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A Little Catching Up

New Paint
I have been tired of the junk accumulating around the front door so last weekend I did something about it and cleaned things up. The pink hulk is actually two old pieces that were laying around rotting. The base was a potting bench my son built for me when he was a teenager. I cut off the rotten parts of the legs and replaced the top boards.

The back part was an old waterbed head board. I cut off the termite eaten bottom boards and set it up on shelf brackets attached to the back of the base. The pink paint was a mistint exterior paint for half price.

A couple of old wooden chairs were accumulating piles of stuff in the house. I washed them up, the white one is as I found it. The yellow one I sprayed with some outdoor spray paint. I love the bright sunny yellow color. The little table is actually plastic. It used to roll around on wheels but they have rusted up. The green paint on the top had begun to weather so I gave it a shot of purple in honor of my friend that gave it me, purple is her favorite color.

Thing 2

Two black kittens have been added to the menagerie, Thing 1 and Thing 2. They are so funny running and playing. At first Giotto barked at them all the time because they would run away, climb up the shade clothe and run along the tops of the kennels. They are both sweeties and fun. I hope they will start taking care of the rodent problem when they get a bit older.


I had to replace my swamp cooler awhile back and of course my constant companion Giotto had to be right in the middle of everything, including the new cooler.

Giotto in the new cooler

The garden has grown some very pretty sunflowers but that is about it. Between rats, squirrels, chipmunks & moles there isn't much food to be had out there. Ah well, there's always next year, eh?