Tuesday, December 27, 2011


I've decided to transplant my potted Raspberries into the garden. They have given me two years of delicious fruit but didn't do very well this past season. The spring harvest had plenty of fruit but the raspberries were small in size and the Fall harvest was little to none.  The poor harvest could have been the result of the weather but the fact that I'm not getting much in the way of new strong canes tells me it has out grown it's pot.

Bed 1 should be the perfect home. They will get lots of sun even in the Winter months and some shade in the late afternoon during the Summer months. The canes will have plenty of room to grow without taking over the yard.

Bed 1 before
I hope they do better in their new location.

Bed 1 after

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Look What Santa Brought Me!

I have wanted one of these for two years. I guess I was a really good girl this year.

ACURITE Weather Forecaster

Now I will be able to keep track of the night time temperatures and once I get the pop-up greenhouse up I'll move the sensor in there to keep an eye on the temperature for my little seedlings. I am a happy girl.

Speaking of keeping an eye on the temperature, we have had the most frost days in a row than I have seen in years. My backyard is always about 3 to 4 degrees cooler than the forecast and we have seen freezing temps everyday for more than a week now.  The banana trees and avocado have been under cover all week. The banana's are not looking to good but the avocado seems unfazed. The blueberries and apples on the other hand love this cool weather.

There's nothing growing in the beds this Winter but I'm starting to plan my Spring and Summer garden. So here is a question for you. What is your favorite heat tolerant lettuce?

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday and I look forward to reading your garden posts!