Regrow Green Onions in Water

Regrow Green Onions in Water and save yourself money from not having to buy green onions at the store anymore.

regrow green onions in water

As I was sharing this tip on my other website BountifulBasketRecipes.Com I realized that it’s been a long time since I posted this and many of my newer readers might have missed it.  So I decided to share the steps again.

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Square Foot Garden Update 2 Months

It’s been 2 months since we planted our garden and with our new drip line in, the plants have been doing wonderful!!!

I can’t believe how much of a difference this has made.  We have stuff popping up from seeds I planted from last season that never came up.  Prior to putting the drip line in, I had been watering my garden with the hose.  I thought the plants were getting enough water, however now seeing the difference, I really don’t think the water penetrated into the soil.

Here’s a look at my artichoke plant.

Here’s a look at my tomato plants and if you look closely to the left, you can see some of the pepper plants I have.

We purchased several types of tomato plants, better boy, champion, a few heirloom plants one being brandywine.

These brandywine tomatoes I purchased, don’t look like they’ve grown at all and were actually discouraging until I read how slow growing they are.  They take 90 days to hit maturity, which will put us at the end of June.   I doubt we’ll get a good crop on this, when the temperatures hits over 100 degrees.

We purchased these plants in 1″ pots, now take a look at the other tomato plants

See the difference?  The brandywine tomatoes looks a lot smaller, now you can see why I got discouraged.  I can’t wait to see if they produce anything, I’ll keep you updated on that.

While we tying up some of the branches we actually broke one of the stems off.  Instead of throwing it away, did you know that you can root your tomatoes and replant them?  Here’s a look the one I’m rooting and will be planting in a few days.

Lastly, we pulled a few carrots from our winter garden and this one by far was just about perfect!  My husband planted the carrots… see how excited he is!

Overall I’m really excited about my garden.  How is your garden doing?



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This will be a great book to use, if you want to get started in gardening.  Best of all it’s free!  Hurry and download before the price goes up.

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Spring Garden 2012

This will be our 3rd spring since I started my square foot gardening.

Spring one, I planted way too late for our dessert heat. My soil was packed as hard a clay and nothing thrived. However in the fall, I loosened the dirt and we actually did pretty well with our tomatoes.

Spring two. We built more boxes added new dirt and decided to try the square foot method of planting. I had good luck with cherry tomatoes, Swiss chard, eggplant, beets and some jalapeno and banana peppers. Tomatoes were alright we got enough to eat in occasional salads and even make a few batches of salsa. We also made out with 2 watermelons.
It definitely wasn’t enough to justify all of our hard work in getting the boxes built etc.. We even had a few issues with tomato rot. As for fall we planted turnips, carrots, beets and radishes. We weren’t consistent with watering so the plants seemed to stay alive but dormant.

Spring three. You are probably thinking that I should give up now.. Heck no! I’m even more excited for this year. My wonderful husband is getting into gardening with me and we, put in a drip system..

Now with our drip system in our vegetables are getting consistent watering.  So far it’s made a HUGE difference, just in  the past two weeks my fall vegetables have started to take off.  And I have stuff popping up from last season.

We’re trying a bunch of different tomatoes this year along with some bell pepper, jalapeno, habanero, anaheim peppers, watermelon, zucchini and spaghetti squash and eggplant. We also planted tomatoes in all 4 beds to see which ones will thrive the most and to get an idea of where our plants thrive the most.

Each year is getting better and we are learning from our mistakes. Don’t be afraid to garden. Start off with something small and go from there.  Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.  As long as you are learning from them it’ll make you a better gardener.  2 years ago both of my thumbs were black, they are yellow now..

Here’s a look at our garden a month in.  We bought 1″ in plants and a few gallon plants.  So far I’m really liking the gallon plants for early spring.  They seem to be doing the best.

That crazy thing in the middle is Swiss Chard.  Prior to the watering it wasn’t more than 2 inches tall.  Now it’s crazy!

This side of my garden gets a bit more shade.  This side will thrive when the summer heat hits.

Are you a desert gardener?  Are you having success with your garden?

Square Foot Gardening

I’m a little behind with getting my garden together.  I was hoping to have it done a few weeks ago.   What?  A garden in Las Vegas are you crazy?

Gardening in Las Vegas is possible, even with our extreme heat.  The issues most of us face is with our property.  We often don’t have enough space.  I grew up moving a lot being an Air Force brat, and my parents never gardened.  To me, I imagined gardening in rows, with lots of land, until I came across square foot gardening.

When I started square foot gardening I made lots of mistakes and am still making mistakes with gardening.  Each year though, I’m getting better. It’s a learning process and  If you’ve been looking to garden, whether you have land or not, square foot gardening is simple to get started with.

Check out this book:  I wish I would have read this before I got started.  I read it afterwards and it gave me lots of information to use.  I know use it as a reference guide.

Gardening Workshop

Fall Gardening Workshop

If you been thinking about starting a garden, Fall is the best time to plant!

If you don’t know where to start, at the Springs Preserve you can attend a 2-hour workshop, to learn how to get your vegetable and herb gardens started. Their experts will  share gardening secrets to add nutrition, high fiber and zest to your autumn table.

This event will be held each Saturday and Sunday in September from 08:30-10:30 am in the Activity Center.  If you are a member you can sign up for $10.00 otherwise the cost is $15.00 for non-members.

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