You’ve got to let it go and let it happen because if you don’t you’re going to be all in your head.
Some tomatoes out of the garden. They're called "Chocolate Sprinkles" from @bonnieplants
First time I've grown this variety. I have 2 plants growing, but these are the only two fruits that have ripened so far.
Its flavor is extremely complex, very sweet, with bitter and tart undertones. I can only think to describe it as being closer to the flavor of a salad, with the taste of multiple ingredients coming through, rather than one-note like store bought tomatoes.
As far as propagation, it doesn't seem to take to cuttings as well as something like Husky Cherry. Every cutting I've taken has failed with brown/black crisping of the leaves, while my Husky Cherry gave me over half a dozen successful and fruiting clones.
To be as healthy as you can be, grow as much food as you can afford and have space for, do so with organic fertilizer and natural pest controls, and care for those plants like you would a pet. You'll be rewarded for your time and effort with more nutritious, flavorful, and visually interesting fruits and vegetables than you could find anywhere outside of the best farmers markets.
What's your plant style today?
1. BOLD COLOUR
2. COOL AND CALM
Sedum clavatum $6
Graptoveria 'Silver Star' $6
3. STUDS AND SPIKES
Sinocrassula yunannensis $10
Dorstenia crispa $15
5. CLEAN AND MODERN
Cryptanthus kokodama balls $15
6. CONTAINED CHAOS
Airplants $3.99 to $20
Applelicious! Mom and I turned out to be a great kitchen team. 2,5 hours and apples & grapes have been moved from the garden to the kitchen and turned into apple jelly, apple-grape jelly with a taste of cosy fall-feeling, dried apple rings (still drying), apple cake and apple muffins. To celebrate the achievement we also made a fancy spaghetti-cake! ✋
So proud of my garden and honestly can't believe I've got chilli's to ripen. #garden#gardening
Look at these beauties got this raspberry plant from a cut off of my friends plant and now Iv got my own raspberry plant that’s fruiting nicely so happy about it 😝#gardening #raspberry#garden#fruit#cuttings
Behold the majestic beauty of my ONE precious zucchini! 😍
I am an inexperienced gardener and this is my first time growing zucchini. Through trial and lots of error, I learned very quickly that zucchini is quite finicky. I’ve killed many baby zucchinis over the last few months due to lack of pollination, watering issues and blossom end rot. But thanks to an amazing group of IG friends who gave me great tips and advices, I didn’t give up and kept trying new things. And today, I am finally rewarded with this gorgeous prize. 🏆 -
Thank you to everyone who’s helped me along the way, especially @sreyoneeye and @michellejoycebuker. 🙏🏼 -
It’s the latest chapter in my zucchini story and it’s looking good! 🤗
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I guess I need to make pie again. Look at these big beauties.
Unusual growing season this year. My annuals performed better than my perennials. It took the entire summer for the Gladiola stalks to grow, and not a single bloom.
I'm thankful for the hibiscus tree I bought, its keeping the yard bright, even on a cloudy morning. 🌄 🌺
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So this is how I spend my Saturday mornings. I truly enjoy spending time tending to my flowers. It's my quiet time. I like to go out early in the morning so I can enjoy the peace and quiet.
I do also have a spice pot where I'm growing parsley, thyme and basil. If you've watched my IG stories in the past, you will know how huge my basil plant is growing. 👌🏽
So my goal next year is to attempt to grow some veges. I'm thinking I will grow tomatoes and kale. I just need to find a spot in our backyard that I can set aside for my vegetable garden.
Are any of you into gardening? Do you have any tips you can share with me?
shishito peppers from the garden 🌶💚⠀
❣️this is the red & green sweet variety by @bonnieplants from @loweshomeimprovement ⠀
❣️super low maintenance, bought in June, planted in a self watering pot and only watered when the soil got really dry (every 4 days or so)⠀
❣️each plant will produce 4-5 peppers at a time, ranging 2-5” in size, mostly in August⠀
❣️use these peppers as an app, grilled or blistered in a cast iron and seasoned with sea salt, or add to a stir fry like I did 😋⠀
👇🏼 20 min dinner idea⠀
🌶Shishito 🦐 Shrimp 🥦Broccoli ⠀
1 lbs raw, deveined shrimp, tails removed⠀
1 lbs broccoli, cut into small florets and steamed⠀
5 shishito peppers⠀
1/2 bottle @traderjoes Island Soyaki Sauce⠀
1 tbs corn starch⠀
2 tbs peanut oil⠀
Heat oil in a wok, blister shishito peppers, remove and cut into 1 in sections. Sauté shrimp until pink, remove from wok and set aside. Pour sauce into wok and let simmer, then make a slurry with corn starch and add enough for sauce to thicken. Throw the shrimp and shishito peppers back in, add steamed broccoli and toss to coat. Serve with rice and enjoy 😋⠀
Picked a small harvest of alexandria and white soul alpine strawberries this morning! 🍓
Little throwback to the purple and yellow themed patio pots at the start of summer 💜🌼
it’s a gloomy saturday around here, dave and i have been picking herbs from our garden for the past few weeks, and hand-drying them to make homemade seasonings that will last us all winter 🌿🌿🌿. last year we dried our basil in brown paper bags and then stored the dried leaves in mason jar containers, the flavor that adds to the food is incredible! once you make your own seasonings, it’s hard to go back to store bought. i never believed the difference it would make, but here i am, completely sold. i love that dave and i share the same passion here, gardening has brought us closer together through the seasons ☺️ how’s gardening going for you this year? 🌿
acordamos com um sábado chuvoso e nublado por aqui, e com cheirinho de ervas frescas na cozinha. eu e o dave temos podado as ervas da horta nas últimas semanas para fazer temperos caseiros 🌿🌿🌿. eu nunca acreditei na diferença que faria no sabor, mas deixar as ervas secarem naturalmente realmente preserva o sabor rico que elas têm. uma vez que você as desidrata assim, é difícil voltar a comprar temperos de mercado! cuidar da horta é algo que tem fortalecido muito o nosso casamento, é um projeto que exige da nossa presença e cuidado. eu amo aprender com ele, e ele ama me ensinar ☺️ e por aí? tem horta também?
The Trellises are finally growing in! They got planted late this year because we didn’t finish this project until the second week of June. We were going to do veggies around it, but I quickly got distracted by black eyed Susan, Morning Glory’s and Moon Flower.
Like always, I just end up planting what makes me happy❤️ In the background are more pro cut orange sunflowers. The other batch that came into blossom early, has dead heads on them now. They are loaded with small birds coming in to feed, because the seeds on the pro cut sunflowers are a lot smaller than the seeds on a mammoth sunflower. Which makes it easier for smaller birds to enjoy. So we keep them up to enjoy the wildlife around here. At the end of the season, we always leave our sunflowers standing through the winter. It provides food for the hungry birds❤️
You’ve gotta do this-keep reading. 🌿
Snagged a photo of my new herb planter before my trip to Houston last week and was so glad to see nothing died while I was gone (the opposite happened!). 🙌🏼
1. my husband’s green thumb
2. two heavy rains
3. my perfect set up
What do you think?
I do love my husband and rain is 👌🏼 but I have to say I think my system is the secret. 😉
In my new Herb Garden Guide, you’ll learn the 1, 2, 3 to building this exact planter and filling it with delish herbs that grow even when you’re traveling. It works!
There’s a free download waiting for you at the link in my profile with five herbs you can start easily from seed (and lots can be planted this fall). 🌿
So go learn more about the Herb Garden Guide and you’ll be returning home to a backyard full of fresh herbs soon too.
Now if only all these herbs would make me want to cook more.🤷♀️
How many of you can relate when I say, ‘Anywhere there’s an Empty Spot, there needs to be a plant’.
Ok ok, I may have gotten carried away a bit this year. Luckily there is an empty spot to sit😂🤣😂🤣 I was taking photos of the garden, right after I finished going through it and cleaned it. Then I turned around and saw this beautiful moment happening. Nothing could ever be staged as perfect as a real moment happening. That’s what I love capturing. I love sharing tips, how to’s and different varieties I’m growing in the garden. But I also love to share how we enjoy our garden. It is definitely a huge part of who we are as a Family. We’ve created this super strong bond through this amazing common interest. It’s what keeps our little ones interested in going outside exploring and eating fresh.
When you add a garden, also consider those around you and what they like to see or eat. Once they see that you’ve grown certain varieties for them, watch the love grow in your garden❤️
This beauty is from my garden - Anemone japonica 🌸
I wish you a great weekend!