Gardening on the wings of a dove

I’ve decided to keep my gardening news down to a minimal. I realize that my gardening post can get monotonous year-after-year.  I plan to hit the highlights or whenever I’m particularly feeling the gardening-posting spirit.


Here is the USA, for a good part of this year, there’s been a health warning out about Romaine lettuce.
I understand that label reading to make sure of the vegetables origin hopefully helps make a safer choice.

However, We’ve decided not to chance our mis-reading a label and have decided to grow our own lettuce.
I planted the lettuce seeds in my herb bed since it’s full of bought garden soil that grows stuff alot better. I lightly broadcasted the seeds in the back half of my herb bed. I planned to thin them as they grow.

There’s been a sprinkle rain or two since I planted them. My husband has watered the area a time or two. I’ve been waiting for the first show of little greens.

I looked out the window and saw a couple doves bathing in the birdbaths in my herb bed. I grabbed my camera and got a few photos of one of the doves. Not perfect, but nice enough. 

Then the dove flew…. The dove flew down to my herb bed, joining a second dove…
And together they had a field day in my lettuce patch…Ah yes… such is the circle-of-life… where even well meaning healthy choices help to make for a food source for the fauna.

Our vegetable garden has become a buffet for the deer. It’s not been but a couple weeks since we planted the garden. The chard is gone and most of the tomato plants. We’re planning on replanting soon.We try-not too don’t get upset with the fauna that takes advantage of our gardening. We’ll probably put up some deterents, but that’s about it. I don’t see that this year’s gardening is going to be very successful and then again it might. It’s still early in the season.

Thankfully, we really enjoy seeing the wildlife.

Wishing you all enjoyment in gardening and
watching the wildlife that enjoys your gardening too.

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Garden – 2016 – 1st planting

IMG_7421 We planted out first section of the garden: onions, radishes and chard.
We’ve never planted chard this early. We usually wait until after last frost, but I did a bit of reading and apparently it can be planted 2 to 3 weeks before last frost. So, since we bought 300 seeds, we planted half and kept half just in case.
My brother introduced me to chard a few years ago. He told me that they’re full of vitamins and sent me some seeds. I planted it and was excited when I could harvest it for the first time. It’s an interesting veggie. The stems has a celery-like taste to them and the green leafy part taste similar to spinach. We love it on sandwiches and in stir-fries.
The onions should do fine, We discussed how nice it’s going to be in about 5 to 8 weeks that we can make Bruschetta with our own fresh green onions. Yum. To us, Fresh green onions make a world of difference in the taste of Bruschetta. Oddly, we prefer canned tomatoes to fresh ones in it.
The radishes should do fine, they usually do. I’m not a fan of eating radishes, but my husband eat them. I prefer them for pest control.I plant them in many places around the garden as we plant more things.

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And so another year of gardening begins.
I hope you all are making plans
and getting ready for the blooming season.
gardeningMay the lush days of Spring brighten your world
and bring you many smiles.
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