Posts tagged ‘gardening’

Peas and Fried Green Tomatoes!! (First Harvest May 19, 2011)

Picture May 19, 2011 TBerrys First Harvest of Peas and Green Tomatoes

Well here it goes.  You can guess what’s cooking for Dinner tonight.  I just picked my first harvest of peas and tomatoes.  Now my work is cut out for me.  Shelling them  is the job.  It’s all worth it .  I don’t mean to sound like I am complaining.  While shelling these peas.  I like to find me a Bible study lesson or a good old gospel preaching to listen at while I am shelling away at these peas my ears are open.

I have a favorite website for when I am not able to read the word.  Shelling peas is a good time for it.  I hope many will agree there is no excuse these days for not learning the Truth(Gods Word).  When I am not able to read I can just key in the KJV on my favorite website at Sermon Audio and it will read any Chapter and verse  for me.  This website has it all  click here Gospel preaching and Bible Study.  God has been good to me, so yes I do get excited.  No way can I ever take a stroll through TBerrys Garden and not say “Thank Ya Jesus!”  Right now it’s Beautiful and lot’s of work to be done.  Will you join me Sermon Audio.   To all my Gardening friends I am sure you’ve heard, my ears are open to the word.  Fingers dare not on the keys but shelling peas, Amen!!


Tomatoes May 17, 2011

TBerrys Tomatoes are growing well.  This morning I saw at least 6 tomatoes hanging on one bush.  I am getting ready to go ahead a pick some of the biggest ones shown here tomorrow.  For Fried Green tomatoes.  I just last week fertilized them with Lime, 10-10-10, and Magnesium Sulphate.  Last week we also had a good rain shower to water it all in well.  Today all the vegetables are looking great.  I can’t wait to taste this big tomato tomorrow.

Picture May 17, 2011 First picking yes!!

Picture May 17, 2011 pictured here are 4 tomatoes hanging together making it at least 6 or more tomatoes on the bush.

Gypsy Sweet pepper 5-17-2011

TBerrys Garden!!!  May 17th I see just the tip of this my Gypsy Sweet Pepper.  This is the first for me as to ever growing them.  Last week I put some Magnesium Sulphate or (Epsom Salt)on them and all my pepper bushes.   Aprox a tablespoon is all I put per potted bushe.  They have greened up quickly.  Last year I learned about adding Magnesium to my peppers when they seem to be yellowing.  Thanks to one of my blog comments.  Thanks again for the tip.  I am this year also trying this on my tomatoes along with the of course putting lime that tomatoes bushes love.  So far my tomatoes and peppers are looking great.  More info on Peppers, fertilizing etc.   Click More info Epsom Salts

Picture May 17, 2011. This is an image after applying Magnesium Sulphate a week ago.

May 17, 2011 Gypsy Sweet Pepper In Bloom.

Florida Garden Mourning Dove 4/27/2011

Just a small update to as to where I have been.  Busy I am that is with weeds in my garden.  I haven’t had time at posting as usual.  So here it goes. I seem to now be watering my garden pretty much every other day.  Trying to keep up. The soil is very sandy and dry right now. Picture below is it, to as just how sandy the garden is right now.  Everything seems to be growing well though. So far so good.  Pictured below-to the far right is COW HORN OKRA.  Yesterday I weeded the weeds out as good as I could then all around each of the Okra plants I placed Oak leaves to hold in moisture.  Last year I didn’t do this until later in the summer.   Just today I took this picture.  Boy oh boy the Okra seems to have grown lots just since yesterday.

Picture below here as you can see.  I know this is no big deal. But here you will see I took a picture of a Dove.  I spotted this Dove today as I was walking around in my garden.  I couldn’t resist taking a quick picture of this dove who was sitting so very still.  At this time it was very hot outside. My outdoor thermometer is reading 98 degrees F.  I think you can tell by the picture just how dry the ground is.

Here is a website for more info on these gentle little birds.

Mourning Dove  more info click here to this website

Where the Greens Are?

These 3 pictures were taken after I had harvested the Turnips and Mustard Greens. I only clipped the tops of them. This to allow them to grow more leaves.

The powdery substance that you see on the leaves of the Greens is Seven Dust.

Collard Greens

November 18th Today is the day I am harvesting the first mess of Collard from my garden.  Boy, that sounds very southern talk to me.  These Collard like the Turnips this time of year are growing very well here in Florida.  I am happy with my small garden with  2 small rows of Collard Greens.  My first harvest is going to friends.  The only thing I am doing is cutting the tops off (leaves).  I am leaving the roots of the collard plants and in about 2 to 3 weeks they will be ready for cutting again.  This time of year they are normally growing pretty fast.  But, of course to me they seem to grow faster with cooler temperatures.  Our temperatures here in Florida have reached the high 70’s and low 80’s at time.  Cool at night.  All my greens haven’t been touched by the frost yet.  I can’t wait till cooler temperatures.

Harvest: This  first mess of Collards I am so happy to give to my brother. I can guarantee frost or no frost, when he gets through cooking these they will be tasty.

Note: I am so glad that when I planted these that I did my best to drop only one seed into the ground at a time.  This sure made it easier when it came time to thin them out.  By being carefully precise on dropping each little seed.  I had very little work to do on thinning them. So much easier.  Last year I had not knowing no better, had drop 5 or more seeds in one spot. By doing this, they don’t have the room to grow.  This year I have each collard plant spaced at least 8 to 12 inches apart.  They are really growing.  Pat myself on the back !  I go Girl !

Multiplying Onions 06/10/09

This morning I dug up all my multiplying onion bulbs.  The weather has really warmed up and now it is too hot for them I think and not to mention all the rain we have had all last month.  My Garden is still pretty wet.  After not having any rain for about 2 days.   I notice about 2 weeks ago the tops of the onions were starting to turn yellow.  And with my busy schedule I just got around to digging them all up.  I rinsed all the dirt off the bulbs and  now have them in a shaded area underneath the shed for them to dry out.  Then I am planning on separating them, preparing for them to be planted in the fall (cooler temperatures).  I have really enjoyed growing them this year.  This was my first year for onions and they I feel did very well especially after I found out that they loved (lime) soil.  I don’t think they can get too much either, because after my nephews advice was to just  pour the lime on them.  That is exactly what I did and they did seem to perk up to prettier and greener tops, not to mention  they seem to started multiplying more.   Although I am no expert though this is all from my 1st years experience.  And that why I started this Garden Journal here is so I wouldn’t forget from one year to the next.  I will be able to look back on what I did.   I will be more prepared to grow them this fall and have the soil  more prepared such as lime and see if I can get them to grow bigger in the beginning of their growing season with (Cool weather).