I started this blog to get to know other gardeners and track my own garden's progrss. It is a wonderful way to honor the stewardship I have over my plot of ground I have been blessed with. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall 2011

I have been so busy trying to get things ready for winter here in my garden I haven't posted for a couple of weeks.  I have been putting my flowers to bed.  I have been gathering seeds, harvesting veggies - tomatoes, beans, carrots, peppers, corn, squash, cucumbers, apples, plums, peaches and more.  We have been canning like fools. Also trying to get things set in the greenhouse before it gets cold.  (Which is being forcasted for next week - so this is the do or die week!) 

I will post more then.  Till then happy  harvsting!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Paving the Greenhouse and Canning

Linking up to  Fertilizer Friday!
We have been canning   beans from our veggie garden.   So far we have done about  100 pints of green beans.   We still have peaches, tomatoes, jellies and jams, applesaucem plums, apricots and corn to do.

Our darling son was home for Labor Day weekend and helped me put pavers in the greenhouse:

I have been studying tricks to keep the greenhouse warmer in the winter.  A few things I have found:
1  -Pavers  help warm the greenhouse into the night because the absorb the heat during  the day and hold it into the evening hours.
2 - Pop bottles  filled with water and hung   absorb t he heat of the day and help extend that warmth
3 - Milk bottles filled with water and placed around the base on the inside do the same thing.
4 - Mini hoop houses within the  greenhouse help  hold heat in a specific  crop.
5 -Christmas lights turned on and a blanket over the top help   keep a crop warm.
6 -  My own idea - use  Christmas lights under a mini hoop house and then add a blanket to that. I will let you know how it works!
 Thanks for stopping by! 
Temps holding at 41* at night - yippee!
Today I am thankful for that!
p.s. please stop by my Fall Blog Room - would love to have you visit!

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