Category Archives: Gardening

Sunflowers In The Garden 2013

By | August 12, 2013

(NOTE: All pictures are clickable for a higher resolution version.) This year was probably the best vegetable garden I have ever grown. I had a soil analysis done by a lab in Fort Wayne recommended by Purdue Agricultural School, and discovered the soil was severely deficient in nitrogen. I ordered 46-0-0 urea fertilizer in bulk, and spread and… Read More »

Some Pictures from the Garden, August 2011

By | August 14, 2011

The water scarecrows appear to be succeeding in their mission assignment, to keep the deer away from the tomato plants they did not destroy earlier, so they have a chance to recover and produce some tomatoes. A variety of tomatoes, including a dark purple heirloom grape and a large Amish Paste Roma variety. Although we appear to be… Read More »

At Least the Turtle Gets a Tomato

By | July 19, 2011

Since I broke my ankle almost eight weeks ago, the only thing that salvaged at least 80% of the vegetable garden was our son, Tim, coming over for a few hours every day and pulling up weeds and harvesting. In the 10 days after the accident, before he got started on it, the garden was almost completely overrun… Read More »