If you were lucky enough to have your fathers with you this past fathers day, I hope you celebrated them, time is a stealer, and we never know what the future holds. We personally honored ours in prayer and thought as well as projects. We were lucky enough to have our children visit and grandchildren as the newest grandson was introduced to some of his cousins and Aunts and Uncles an exciting time for sure.
My husband was given a very thoughtful gift for father’s day, an antennae, so we gave up cable tv, we had so many channels before we didn’t watch, so it was really nice to simplify. We still have 27 channels with the antennae which is more than enough for us. When it is nice, nature is our tv most of the time, even in the rain it is great to sit outside on our porch to see the formation of the rain in the garden as it leaps from the petals of the plants to the ground and how the birds come out to get their bath in the rain.
Sometimes it takes some inspiration to garden. I thought exactly that as I patiently waited for my avocado seeds to sprout and it was well worth the wait. The avocados are now small trees some I have planted in the ground others I will plant in containers. Sometimes in life we aren’t sure of the outcome but we will try anyway and plant that seed with faith as it is much the same. I was thoroughly surprised to see my lemon seeds have 2 sprouted small trees, in our climate I think I will pot these to bring them in when the weather gets colder or if you have a greenhouse this would be ideal for the cooler months.
I also found a neat video on growing carrots in containers for easy harvest : http://www.vegetable-garden-guide.com/growing-carrots.html
Most of you all have your gardens in by now and are probably noticing that the pests are coming out. Here is a helpful link for 7 Natural Pest Control Remedies: http://www.homesteadsurvivalist.com/2013/06/seven-organic-and-natural-pest-control.html
Most of us will grow tomatoes. Here is some nice information regarding how tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential, and calcium is often greatly lacking in our soils. 95% of a dry eggshell is calcium carbonate. When planting your tomato plants crush up (to powder) about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant your tomato on top. They’ll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot. http://wp.me/a3gGrf-g7
Healing Herbs and Spices this is some good information and are great for health: http://wp.me/a3gGrf-df
8 Things that your Grandparents or parents did that can save your life: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-7485/8-things-your-grandparents-did-that-could-save-your-life.html
Link for Gardening for Pollinators: http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/gardening.shtml
Hope you all enjoy your garden and the benefits of having one. I have harvested some of my swiss chard, and lettuce, still waiting for some of my tomatoes. Sow carefully with Love~and Patience~
✿~Happy Gardening~Til Next Time~✿