Wednesday, March 15, 2023

The Garden In March 3/15/23

 I call it “sun on the snow”, following the trend for this winter. Apparently tomorrow features a “wintry mix”. Doesn’t that sound yummy?

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Hello March!

 February wasn’t overlong, but it was jam packed. It did start off with a miserable cold, and I just burrowed down after that. 

A new month is always an opportunity for a reboot, so I hope to share much more in March, you lucky dogs.

Cheers, Librariandoa

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Vegetable Garden February 15, 2023

 I thought I’d enjoy taking a picture of my favorite garden (the reliably sunny vegetable garden) each month this year, on the 15th. Naturally I missed January right away, though it was on my calendar. 

New month, new opportunity. It will be splendid come May but it’s currently deep freeze time. At least the sun came out on what was predicted to be a rainy, slushy, windy day.

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Throwback Thursday: My First Garden

 I used my Epson Fast Photo to scan these and they're all a bit fuzzy. I'll have to re-scan, I think.  Anyway, I poured more time and thought and effort and money (for plants) into this garden.  You may not be able to detect that, but then again, I had no clue what I was doing.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Happy February!


February can sometimes seem awfully long for such a short month.  Let's hope it skates right along.

February Goals:






Get all my seed and plant orders in.

Make garden maps.

One cake a week.

Wrangle bread. Down, bad yeast, down.

Watch good movies and TV.

Have a good February!

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

DOA’s January 2023 In Review


Counting this one, I had 28 posts in January.  This is a huge leap from previous months. I was, of course locked out by Google. As it is, every time I log in there’s a note is my email IS THIS YOU. Yes, you automated dolt, it is.

I’ve done super short, silly yet sometimes informative posts all month. If you look way back at my 2008 posts, when this blog was new, the same tone was there. It makes me happy.

I have been trying to get a post a day, but don’t plan to keep up the pace. That I’d save for my Merlyn blog where I won’t get booted any time soon.

I’ve been enjoying my gardening posts, so more to come.

Peace, babies, Librariandoa

Monday, January 30, 2023

Plastic Storage Bins As Portable Mini-Green Houses

 Early spring with its rapidly fluctuating temperatures can be a challenge as you’re trying to get your seedlings a bit of sun. Here’s an idea for using plastic storage bins as mini-greenhouses that you can cover or uncover as needed, and you can put them back inside easily while the nights are still cool.

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Summers Past: The Garden in Summer 2021

 As a reminder we weren't always buried under several feet of snow, here's some of 2021's DOA garden.

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Muffin Tin Seed and Plant Spacers

 Here’s another of those fine garden ideas I see and forget when planting time arrives. Using a muffin tin to create evenly spaced planting spots for seeds or small plants creates a simple garden template.  I think I have an ever-unused tiny muffin pan that would be even better for some things.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Winter Milk Jug Gardening

 I’ve been fascinated by the idea of planting seeds out in a gallon milk jug ever since I saw the idea. 

Some years I manage to put aside a few of the jugs.  I never quite have the right seeds, though, as I’ve gone to mostly seeds which can be direct sown.

One of these days.

Here is an easy to follow graphic for starting these early seeds, in case you have the correct seeds at hand.