Posts Tagged ‘leaves’

Leaves as Mulch!

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
Pictures of kids playing in leaves have been constant on my Facebook page the past few weeks. Children have big smiles as they are literally covered in nature. Of course, it makes me smile to see the fun they are having!  I often post a virtual high five to the parents for bringing the kids out to experience the effects of fall. I am a bit jealous as I scroll through pictures. My children do not get to experience a large pile of leaves unless we visit a different neighborhood. The trees in our landscape are too small to create a big fall mess (a negative aspect of living in a new housing development). (more…)

Phosphorus in the Soil

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
I just used my last garden onion and it’s March! I did a little dance and expressed gratitude to the onion for bringing flavor to our dinner. I have failed at winter preservation in the past. This year, I finally got it right. We have enjoyed onions all winter long without shopping the produce aisle at the grocery store. (more…)

Saving Time!

Friday, May 7th, 2010
Each new day, we say good morning to the sun, slip on our flip flops and scope out the garden. Mostly for the joy of it, but also to see if there have been any critters chomping, insects invading, nutrient deficiencies or moisture issues. Our daily observations create a ritual we all look forward to with the bonus of keeping our garden healthy and growing. Recently, the girls were excited to help with our first harvest of the season, rhubarb and lettuce. The first harvest is quite rewarding and nibbling in the garden is accepted! I enjoyed the transformation of their faces as they chewed on a stalk of rhubarb; priceless. (more…)