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Big beans and geum joy

Much to our amazement, our runner beans – planted just last week – have grown, well gosh! They’re even starting to twist themselves around the poles, which is great. 287 more words


Growing Plants In a Shady Area

One area of the garden that gardeners can really struggle with is the shady part of the garden as they are unsure what might grow there. 475 more words

More Sweet Peas and an Asparagus Mystery

This week, K and I have tidied up the messy area next to the shed and planted some more sweet peas that we’ve been growing in the little plastic greenhouse at home. 385 more words


An asparagus miracle

Great excitement on the allotment this week as finally (finally!!) the asparagus is starting to grow!

You can just about see the little stems poking their heads above the ground – honestly, I got really choked up when I saw them. 153 more words


Progress Report: Turning Dreams into Reality

It’s just after 6 p.m. My fingernails are filthy, my shoes are muddied (and in the garage), I have hat hair, my lower back is talking to me, and the shade¬†garden bed that I dreamed about all winter has begun to take shape. 345 more words


Weekly Update -- Buckets of Rain

It has rained buckets in St. Louis. The photos from my last few posts were taken during the¬†brief reprieves Mother Nature provided. I’m sure even She gets tired of pouring rain. 293 more words