Posts tagged ‘home 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!!


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See to touch a Rose


See to touch a Rose? The only way for me to capture the real beauty of my roses is through the lens of my camera. I love taking pictures of flowers. Photographing Roses is my favorite.Now to think I would love taking pictures as I do. My happiest moments right now and years past has been with a camera in my hand.

No joke. I must say it is joyful moments such as these you see here in my photos. Such beauty God created for us to see. I feel with our eyes we should be able to feel and touch. I look deep within the picture as if the picture can talk. Look closely at the Natural Beauty. Hear it speak. Today I share pictures for you to “See to touch a Rose.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For More Rose Pictures Click Here

2010 Beauty of Flowers


Caladiums click for more info on growing Caladiums.

This is one of my favorite Flower Bulbs. They are so easy to grow and oh what beauty!

Sunflower voluntary come up all around my bird feeder.

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PURPLE PERIWINKLE

( vinca minor)

This beauty has such a wonderful fragrance. I have this planted near a window. When my windows are up. Such a sweet smell drifts in.

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I just love this Red miniature Rose Bush. I have had it for many years now. Growing up my chainlink fence. It stays pretty much in full bloom all summer. I really have to keep it well fed with 10-10-10 fertilizer.

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Canna Blossoms link here for more info on these flowers

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This Milkweed bug is very pretty with its red and black color resting on my 4 o’clock bush.

(Click on picture to enlarge)  It’s a Milkweed Bug  (more info click here)

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This is such a beautiful picture that I took. In this squash plant is a bee at work. Not sure at this time to as what kind of bee it is. I just love this detailed shot.

These creatures will eat every leaf in site. They say the best way to get rid of these is to “SMASH” them dead. I let this one live long enough for me to get his picture.

3/23/2011 its just march and and these pests have already started eating on my plants.  I am finding newly hatched babies everywhere.  The best solution I have found to these little pests is to quickly stomp, stomp, smash, smash!!  Yuk!!!

Eastern Lubber Grasshopper

Physical Description

The eastern lubber grasshopper, which at times can be a serious pest of young citrus groves, is approximately 2 to 2 1/2 inches long when fully grown. The adult is a brilliant yellow with red and black markings and is incapable of flight. The nymphs (Figure 1) are almost solid black with yellow, and occasionally red, markings.

Life History

The eastern lubber grasshopper overwinters as eggs which are laid in the soil along the margins of low, marshy areas. The eggs hatch the following spring and the nymphs migrate to the cover crop in adjacent citrus groves. This migration often results in feeding by large numbers of this pest, causing severe defoliation of young trees and occasionally even feeding on the bark of older trees. There is only one generation per year.

Blackeyed Peas 2010


Its Pea Picking Time!! Blackeyed Peas 2009 is where I started out planting my garden.  Or should I say I got serious about it.  Made myself a Blog Page as you see here TBerrys Garden.  I found a love for watching and growing my own garden as my father had in the past.  Now I see why he loved gardening so much.  As you can see hard work in the beginning of the season really pays off.  I love to look back at how far I have come at growing my own vegetable garden.  If I can do it.  Anyone can.  Also see Blackeyd Peas 2011

June 1st This time of the year is all I can do to keep up with my shelling of the peas. Shown here in picture. Is my fresh shelled peas. I now will blanch these and put in 1qt or 1gal Freezer bags to be frozen.

They are well worth all the hard work.

For more info on growing peas in the South. Click here Do it yourself Vegetable Gardening in the South  This site here has a great source of information  for a first time gardener. 

Crook Neck Squash 2010


Crook Neck Squash

Planted March 26 th Crook Neck Squash

Picture taken April 19th shortly after I had watered.

Crook Neck Squash

Crook Neck Squash

OKRA-Cow horn 2010


It’s sure been a busy time for me since I last posted. My Garden has really kept me pretty busy. COW HORN OKRA pictured here. I will do my best at postings with updated photos soon.

4 19 2010 Photo

Cow Horn Okra

COW HORN OKRA

June 8, 2010 2 rows of Cow Horn Okra

May 12,2010


Florida Tomatoes 2010


March and have I been busy preparing my garden for planting. I had very good success all winter with my Turnips, Mustard and Collards. Even my first at growing GARLIC. I harvested very little spinach. I have a ways to go with growing spinach. With trial and error I think they like limed soil. Don’t take my word on that though. I just jotted that down for my records only. I have lots to learn with growing spinach. All my greens were all looking great from the very cold weather we had here in Florida. I put up lots into the freezer and also gave lots away. I have such a small area that I had to pulled perfectly good plants up to make room for the Spring Vegetable Planting. We still have cooler temperatures here than normal. Last night it was in the 40’s. Today it’s to warm up to the 70’s. I notice that many gardens in this area I live still have Collards and Mustard Greens in their garden. I would to if I had more room for planting.

Tomatoes

Now lets move on to growing Florida Tomatoes. I planted Celebrity Tomatoes again this year. I wanted to give them another shot this year. Last years experience for me was a disaster as you can see from my last years postings. Oh No Not My Tomatoes!! Last year I got off to a good start with my tomatoes. Then we had a very rainy season. What a bummer! I lost all my tomato Bushes. This year I am going to try to prepare to do even better. We live and learn from our mistakes. This year I planted tomatoes Friday March 19th . Last year I had started out much earlier with all my planting. Nervous this year because we had so many freezes. My tomato bushes seem to be doing well so far. As they grow I will do my best to post updated pictures and comments. All comments and pointers are welcome. I will do my best to answer replies as soon as I can. Happy Gardening to you. You will find me in the Garden.

Planted March 19th. They today March 30th are approximately 7 inches tall.

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Diseased Bush Not sure what sickness. I had one bush pictured here with it’s leaves curled up with rusty looking rough spots. I haven’t had time to do any research yet. I trashed this bush after this photo was taken. The other bushes seem to at this dime be doing well.

Tomato disease and disorders info

April 19th photo

Pictured here is one of my Celebrity Tomato Bushes. See blooms on bush. Doing well.

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Photos 5-31-2010

 

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JUNE 2

WHAT A PRETTY PICTURE!!

Father In Law still has cabbage growing in his garden. I put cabbage that he gave me with Vegetables from my garden.

Pictured a perfect tomato

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June 8th

Oh No!! Pictured below. Fruit on this bush are not looking good. I haven’t diagnosed the problem yet. So far. I think the hot humid temperature and not enough space between tomato bushes is taking its tow on my tomatos.

Pictures of Ugly Tomatoes