Category: The Busy Mama Garden

Hoop Trellis -Next year in the garden..?

I love the idea of a vine hoop trellis and I would love to create this with the grape vines but we will see.. There is also the possibility of doing this with the watermelons and the cucumbers, and any other vine plant that we Read More…

Noob Garden Harvests Aug 2017 through today.

Noob Garden Harvests Aug 2017 through today.

This result is a joint effort.. everyone in the family but Vince plays a role in the garden. We have learned a lot this year and next year will be even better. We are really good at peppers, we have so many that I am Read More…

July 31st. Pictures of Noob Garden.

July 31st. Pictures of Noob Garden.

1st Pic of Noob Garden in 2017

1st Pic of Noob Garden in 2017

Howdy to those following this blog made by Crazy Busy Mama. 🙂 Below is the first picture of the garden this season. After the rain in March, my family and I have been in and out of there trying to pull it together.. Everything was Read More…

Companion Planting..

Noob Garden May 2017.

Hi Everyone that is checking back on my website and curious to know what is going on in our garden. After a very wet winter, I opened my garden gate and saw green everywhere. I didn’t really do anything to it from Dec to February Read More…

Noob Garden Update #7

Hi there, we have officially given the garden a name and previous posts now reflect that name in their titles. 🙂 It has been a month since the last update so let me quickly update you.. We are in the middle of October and the Read More…

Noob Garden Update #6

Noob Garden Update #6

We are in the first week of September and thought I would post some garden pictures…The last few days have been much cooler to the point I could fall back to watering ever 36 to 48 hours which is nice since at one point in the summer, I was watering twice a day because it was so darn hot. It looks like I am going to harvest at least one more time sweet basil, and I have noticed that i have corn, cantaloupe, peppers and watermelon growing. 🙂 Hopefully it will stay warm until I can harvest these at the end of the summer season:)

The indoor garden expanded it d lettuce, tomatoes, and arugula. I added 5 led lights to the small area and leave them on for about 10-15 hours a day . From the indoor garden, I have harvested peppermint, lemon balm, and cat nip. Everything is growing really well. Crossing fingers here..

Check out the progress.

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Cantaloupe

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Purple Basil and in the barrel center, a grape vine

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Watermelon

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Peppers – just harvested

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Sweet Basil and Peppers

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Purple Basil

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Citronella  – keeps mosquitos away, although I rarely have seen one, I just liked the plant.

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Dwarf Peach tree, which I don’t think is a dwarf.

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Orange Tree with lavender in the background.

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Dwarf  Tangelo Tree

Noob Garden Update #5 :)

Hi there, We harvested purple basil and sweet basil today. Our house smells so great with the herbs from our garden. You know what? You are never to old to play in the dirt.    

Another Harvest from Our Garden – It is so Fun to Play in the Dirt! 🙂

Another Harvest from Our Garden – It is so Fun to Play in the Dirt! 🙂

Another harvest from our garden – this time it is jalapeno peppers! Hubby is really happy because he likes them so much. 🙂

Noob Garden Update #5  Green Acres, Not Quite an Acre.

Noob Garden Update #5 Green Acres, Not Quite an Acre.

Howdy! The Garden is alive, well, and enclosed!  It is still a beginner’s experience in progress and we are totally having fun. Some of our plants are doing really well while a couple others didn’t quite make it. We replaced the Avocado tree with a Dwarf Tangelo tree, the Avo just didn’t make it after the 113 degree heat 🙁 , we also lost the fern and the stevia plant from the heat.    We added a couple other flower plants to attract the bees and the butterflies. Our peach tree created its first peach but the squirrel got it first (teeth marks). 🙁 We are now looking into creating some raised boxes in the remaining areas to plant for fall and haven’t determined what we will plant. We also  added a hibiscus plant to the outside of the fence at the end of the driveway. Adam has been a huge help digging holes and  moving plants as we figure what works better where.  Oh, I almost forgot to share this! Unplanned and in the right place, I came upon some organic herbs and I now have an inside herbal garden right inside our front door. The area is perfect for it as it can be closed off from the rest of the house by a secondary door. I have catmip, cilantro, and curry in the front area along with another flowering plant that I still need to transplant. So are count now : 7  fruit trees  (tangelo, orange, peach, pomegranate, apricot, lemon,and plum,  7 vine plants (cantaloupe, watermelon, eggplant, cucumber, and grapes) , 3 varieties of tomatoes, a few peppers, a variety of flowers, corn, other herbs, strawberries, and roses (placed there by the previous owner).  Enjoy the pics, I attempted to take them from different angles

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Garden Update #4 Still having fun in the dirt.

Here is a panshot of the garden from the sidewalk. Once the fence is in, I will have to stand on a ladder to take the same shot again. What is in the garden now?? Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Jalapeno Peppers, Strawberries, Lavender, Eggplant, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Read More…

Our front yard fence is going up.

I hate the look of my deer fence that surrounds our front yard garden, effective but I don’t like the look. I finally settled on the basic 6ft fence to surround the front yard where the garden just happens to be. Come back next week and I will have pictures. 🙂

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