Sunday, July 29, 2012

Just A Little Bit Lucky

Ok I probably should be knocking on wood right now ... but if you've been watching the weather you've seen that Long Island has been getting knocked around a bit.  Here in this little nook we call Carle Place we have just been geting the rain and lighting.  The worst of it seems to have been going around us.  Plenty of water for my container garden trees knocked down on my front lawn. 

I hope that all who have been affected by this bad weather gets the help they need as soon as possible. 

This has been one crazy year so far with the weather.  I probably could have started my container garden in January.  I'm starting to get so many tomatoes I might have to pull out the canning equipment.  I haven't used them in years and years.  So long that I may have to read up on them again.  Good thing the libaray is not too far away!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Vegetable Container Garden

Check out my First Harvest of the Year

First tasty bounty from my container garden

Which lead to the most beautiful salad every.  Why do I think it's the most beautiful salad ever? 

Thats easy Everthing in this salad I grew myself!

Release The "Hounds"

In This case the "hounds" are 400 aphid eating machines we know and love as Ladybugs.


Hopefully they will stick around long enough to consume any and all pesky bugs then spread out and do the same for my neighbors gardens.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Save Time Money and Eat Healthy

Its a lovely Sunday Morning and time for me to work my money saving magic. This little trick also saves time and help you eat healthier. What you need. A large pot of boiling water, Steel cut oatmeal and a very lightly greased bread pan. Cook a large batch of steel cut oatmeal according to the directions. I cook enough for 8 servings. After dishing yourself out a portion place the rest in the bread pan. Cover it and place in the fridge. Enjoy your oatmeal any way you wish. I like a dash of brown sugar and frozen berries. The frozen berries cool off the hot hot oatmeal while the hot hot oatmeal thaws the tasty berries. Tommorow pullout your bread pan and slice off a protion of the oatmeal for breakfast once again topping however you wish. If you want you can even flavor it before you put it in the bread pan to save more time but then you have to have the same flavor all week.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Vegetable Container Garden

Skip the flower garden and grow vegetables. You will get just as many lovely blooms then you will get tasty vegetables. Don't believe me ... let me show you.