A purple thumb

A while back, months really, my Mister built me a compost bin. I was diligent about saving kitchen scraps to feed the pile. The problem came in that in Florida, any fresh produce, even peels and the other bits you cut off the parts you want to eat will draw fruit flies… in a matter […]

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100 Word Challenge: Dirt

I had to get down and dirty yesterday… it was time to refurbish my raised planters. The planters had been sorely neglected whilst my bum knee was making my life in general difficult and my gardening, specifically, impossible. The vines and pine needles had taken over and I feared the planters were a lost cause. […]

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100 Word Challenge: Pink

We are sneaking into March later this week and I am SO looking forward to warmer, and hopefully less damp, weather. In the region of Florida where I live, late February – early March is considered planting season. I have potted plants that didn’t fare too well over the winter – mostly due to neglect […]

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Spring planting

garden gloves

It’s already the middle of February, and in Florida that’s typical spring planting season. There are still a few sub-freezing nights forecasted, so I can’t get started on my garden just yet. I’m behind in prep work. I have to weed my planters, buy my starter plants, but even before that I have to decide […]

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Green thumb: spring gardening

A few weeks ago I weeded my two raised planters (the extent of my gardening ambitions), and this weekend, I finally got my spring planting done. I put in a few strawberry starters, a new adventure for me since I’ve never tried to raise fruit before. The Mister wanted me to try, so… I dedicated […]

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Planting season

February is planting season in Florida. By the end of the month, overnight winter freezes are over and it’s safe to break ground. This Sunday’s forecast calls for low temps in the hi-20s, but within a week, nights are expected to be a balmy 55F. Bags of top soil and mulch are stacked head-high on […]

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