Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Blogs, Gardens and work

Time, time, time does anyone have it anymore? I go over to Cliff and read up and see he has not missed many posts, yet where do you find the time? Cliff of "Gone Bananas" is amazing and has a wonderful way of introducing bloggers to the community. Like Busy Bee Sue, we share the same name so I am an instant fan, and Sue is a mother and has a lot on her plate as well, where do you find the time to write such a great blog!! Priorities I guess, while I am learning to blog I am also learning a new job and planting a garden!!
Yes I went to work tonight and it was great fun, also I have never ever gardened in my life, so talk about going from zero to 160 in nothing flat. I have an 18X31 foot plot to plan. I have 170 baby seeds growing. Actually I have planted in rows of 5 in little starter trays and like with the tomatoes I have 3 different types with 5 each going also I have 2 varieties of spinach. When you want baby spinach do you just harvest it earlier? And does anyone know what "bolting" means. I am going to plant an herb garden in the front flower box in front of the house, the garden is in the back and ooohh I almost forgot this is an organic garden so I need to plant something called an insectary!! I just downloaded this deal of plants that attracts beneficial bugs so I will also have a pretty colorful garden with little flowers in it. Can you believe all my plants, they are really growing too!! it is so cool, I never grew anything in my life, not even pot in my using days. So instead of using insecticides I know a lot of people who started gardens and told me about bugs coming and destroying their crops so they planted these other plants, after the fact so the next year they wouldn't have that issue, but the frugal girl I am I said I would just plant the good plants now and hopefully not lose any veggies. We are trying to save money after all.
I am open to any and all suggestions anyone has as far as gardening goes, i hope i have enough space for all my veggies oh and we ordered a sprouter today!! yeah us, i love sprouts we made some mung bean, lentil and alfalfa sprouts and they were wonderful. We have also been making a lot of slaw and the first one i made oh it was funny because I am used to the usual cole slaw with cabbage, carrots and pineapple and i think it may have a mayonnaise on it but we were looking on raw food dot com and i had this big blue bowl just filled with vegetables and my old food processor ready to go. I told Wes to look up a good recipe and I was just sitting there waiting so I said OK I am just going to start chopping. So I chopped cabbage, then I put in some zuchini then I put in some radishes then some carrots, then I had to empty the bowl. Then I put in some celery then some green peppers. Then I stopped because i had this huge bowl of colorful stuff and he said what's that?
I was like I don't know but it looks good, so I mixed it up and tried some dry and it was really good!! So we found a dressing recipe that had olive oil, honey, lemon juice, fresh grated ginger and salt and pepper to taste. Yum!! So this whole going green raw thing is pretty good but I did just eat a bowl of Cheerios. I did start using Suconate instead of white sugar, this is just dehydrated cane juice, or unprocessed sugar.
So i need to cut this short so I have time to visit a few folks, and add my links because i have to be to work in the morning!!! Can you believe it I am going to "work"!!!! It has been 4 years y'all and I don't even know how this is happening other than blind faith. So for todays thought; "Only those who see the invisible can accomplish the impossible."


Findon said...

Lovely blog. So full of the joys of life. Growing things is really neat and a salad of all those colours just makes you want to shout joy. I like your day. Thanks for posting.

Shadow said...

so many new things to discover. part of the fun, part of growth. good luck with your veggies! oh, and the easiest, yummiest dressing for fresh veggies, even as a dip for cruditees, try plain yoghurt with sweet chilli sauce and a touch of balsamic vinegar, it's great...

74WIXYgrad said...

Wow, thank you for the shout out. Blogging has become a passion for me. It intensifies when I see people helping people in their blogging. None of us try to out do each other, we all have our own unique identity.

Your gardening sounds like it's becoming a passion for you, and a search engine plus gardening columns in your local newspapers.

G-Man said...

Bugs are the least of your worries in keeping a garden to yourself. Rabbits, woodchucks, deer, and birds, will do much more damage!
Sue...? How do you do?
I have many 8-track players..hehehe

Syd said...

I found that using raised beds really helped me to grow vegetables intensively. They are easy to maintain, weed, and keep the plants such as tomatoes checked for sucker growth.
Gardening is a great pleasure. Glad that you are doing it.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Good luck on the new job and the garden. I am not a gardener...although I would love to be....one thing I do know, is if you start a compost (look it up..it is really easy) that the compost material will be an awesome fertilizer for your garden...natural of course.

How do I have time to blog??? both my kids are in school. I am fortunate enough to spend most of my time at home...so in between laundry, vacuuming, cooking...I blog. You will get there ONE day when the kids are older.

Thanks for your sweet comments...you are an angel. Your booger on the wall comment made me laugh so hard....so true!!!
Hugs, Suz