Midsummer Garden Tour 2018


I get a little carried away in talking about working toward debt-free living in this video but this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone! 😁

It’s just about midsummer and most of the garden is going strong. I’m thinking that the weak plants on the west side of the garden could possibly be due to the way we tilled it. Dominic hand-tilled his section and I machine-tilled the entire other side. I could have disturbed too much of the natural ecosystem by tilling too deep. But I’m not detoured and just replanted the empty cabbage and broccoli beds just this past week. I’m replanting carrots seeds too, hopefully some time this week.

I’ve been purchasing seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds for many years but now many companies, including local hardware stores, are carrying organic, non-GMO heirloom seeds. You may also choose to save seeds at the end of the harvest for the following summer in order to save money. Depending on what seed you want to save, simply do a google search on that individual vegetable and you’ll find many sites devoted to explaining simple ways to save those seeds.

I live in zone 5A so my summer planting season runs from May to July. If you share my zone, be sure to get out and plant any remaining seeds you have left because it’s not too late! Patrick and I will be planting more cucumbers and green beans next week and I’ll finally get some spinach seeds in the ground. I’ve been so busy in the main garden that I’ve neglected my kitchen garden which holds our spinach and kale. I plant the leafy greens there because it gets a half day of shade which helps them not to bolt to seed in the really hot weather.

I hope you enjoy my midsummer garden tour and if you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments below! Have a beautiful day!

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  • Alert! Sad story ahead. Don't read if your day has been fabulous so far and you don't want anything ruining it. 😄
So two days ago I cried into these stairs for soooo many reasons. If you've been following my stories, then you know the counter top installer cracked our IKEA no-longer-being-made kitchen sink. Because we had to run out and quickly buy a similar one, they didn't charge us for the install. Ya. What I didn't mention before is that even though these two came highly recommended, the install of the counters was poorly done. They left gouges in the wall, they didn't finish the trim and the trim they did finish was cut unevenly. Thankfully I knew how to fix everything but what a disaster. I should have just installed it on my own. Then this past Monday we had our carpet replaced. We paid extra so I wouldn't have to move the furniture. When they arrived, not only did they say that they don't move furniture, while it was being torn out (different than the counter top people), they tore off parts of the wall along the stairs. I only showed one photo in my stories but it was all along almost every step. Then he told me to expect lots of scuff marks on the wall. "It's to be expected. They should have warned you." What?! So I told him that I just finished painting this entire house and to please do his best in not scuffing them up. He agreed. They finished early Tuesday and as soon as they left, I got to work fixing their mess. Only this time around, it was a lot more challenging than fixing the counters. This is when I just broke into pieces. The next day we were refunded our "furniture moving" money but the damaged wall is in dispute. Ya. But let's look at the bright side, we were able to fix and repair all the damage left behind. Happy Thursday 👍 .

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