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Gardening: Front yard

I cleaned out my refrigerator today, I used all my old fruits and veggies for composting. I used avocados, blueberries, bell peppers, cucumber, salad, bananas, and corn.  I planted many seeds using my chaos gardening technique. The seeds I planted are : corn, sunflowers, kale, eggplant, carrot, aloe vera, sweet basil, and bird seed mix.


We had fun making a Home depot run.

J picked out Yellow Pear Tomato plant , pansies and petunias.


I admired the grapefruit mint , which smells exquisite.

I am planning on putting these plants with unsowed seed.

Our garden will have exotic and beautiful colors : yellow, pink, magenta, and violet.

Rogue Gardening!

Yesterday, I impulsively planted some basil, cilantro, and black eyed peas.

I created a pattern of cilantro, black eyed peas, and basil.

Next, I want to plant colorful flowers in front of them.

Hopefully, the flowers will attract butterflies & hummingbirds.



While, gardening I saw a manic hummingbird fluttering frantically on my newly blooming tree.

They were put in a somewhat shady spot, under my massive palm tree.


Today, I planted my potatoes that were growing eyes.

I have decided I will not waste my vegetables.

If I can plant them when they go bad that is what I will do.

Last month, I planted a moldy onion.

I filled in some of the blank spaces in my front yard ( there are plenty).

I placed the potatoes in places where the water runs off; when I am watering the flowers and tree.

I was excited to find earthworms in my dirt.


J doesn’t have his past passion for gardening. He was done after picking 3 potatoes.

I have decided to ditch the gardening with the wooden pallets.

My latest idea is cinder block.

These are some ideas I like.

 http://theverybesttop10.com/2013/01/18/cinder-block-planters/  http://resweater-sidenotes.blogspot.com/2011_04_01_archive.html  http://ext.homedepot.com/community/blog/meet-the-material-cinder-block/ http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/993592


Jett’s garden

When we watered yesterday we saw the fruits of our labor! Carrot shoots, our broccoli had grown 3 inches, and our kale grew triple its normal size.

Jett enjoyed watering his plants. We talked about insects we saw ; which now that our plants have gotten bigger we actually saw less insects. We saw a few red ants.

Jett working in his garden!

Jettsiah’s Garden

Jett watering the Kale & Chile plants.

Today Jettsiah and I planted carendula flowers, kale, carrots, peas, spinach, broccoli and potatoes.
Jettiah enjoyed digging in the dirt, watering the soil to make it soft to plant the seeds, and throwing the soil ith new seeds out of the garden onto the ground!
Jettsiah enjoyed watering the chile plant with the metal tin can.
While watering the plants; I identified all of the plants living in and around our garden hutch. We saw 3 species of spiders, pesky flies, and a dark brown cricket.
We installed a irrigation system in our garden. It will have a nifty timer.
This garden will be both fun and educational for Jettsiah and I. I have introduced the words habitat, ecosystem, and the names of the vegatables and flowers we planted.