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What’s Growing


We have a greenhouse, and what we usually do is leave it open in the summer, like this:

Right before the first frost of the season, we’d put up plastic, like this:

About a year ago, we ran across a sweet deal on windows at the Habitat for Humanity’s Re-Store.  Now we have *this*.   No more plastic!!



I’ve decided I will actively seek out and plant honeybadger plants.  Like daylilies.  These guys just don’t care  They grow, they go dormant, you can freeze ’em – they just grow anyway.  Honeybadgers don’t give a shit.


I cleared out all the dead stuff and look!  There they are!


Flower bed update

Back in October, I took a leap of faith and planted crocus bulbs.

Flower bed - during

Look what appears to be coming up!!

CrocusAlso, today I got a ripe tomato from one of Gigantor’s babies that I dug up and moved into the greenhouse.  Also – after a two month hiatus – there was a green egg today!  SPRING IS COMING.

Circle of Life plants

I gave my chickens watermelon and tomatoes this summer.  They gave them back to me.  Here is a tomato plant I have named “Gigantor.”  The chickens did this.  I just left it alone to see what would happen.  At last count, there were 42 tomatoes on this one plant.

Here’s the back view.

This plant grows tomatoes like grape clusters.

Did I mention Gigantor made about 16 babies?  Yup, those are all *more* tomato plants.  Just ’cause.

And here’s a very confused watermelon vine.  Doesn’t it know it’s almost November??

Flower bed – the saga begins!

So far I haven’t really grown any flowers.  Well, not on purpose, that is.  I did have a friend who gave me some day lilies and those are doing great.

We’ve got an old raised bed around a power pole that just became overgrown and ratty-looking.

I’ve decided to trim it down, fix the boards and plant some flowers.  Like, on *purpose*.

Now we wait.

In theory, all those little bulbs will look like this. They might bloom this winter – apparently they bloom summer and winter, and they are hard to kill.  Just my type!