Tag Archives: garden

Ever wonder how baby carrots are made?

5 Sep

I bet you always wondered how those cute little carrots were made, didn’t  you?  I found this cute couple in my garden not too long ago, aren’t they cute!  Well, now you know how baby carrots are made!

Kissing Carrots

Kissing Carrots

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Buzzing with the bees

30 Jun

Photo by: Susan T's Kitchen

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

We are dependent on bees to pollinate much of our food source and the populations are down around the world. How can we help? Try not to use pesticides and try to do your part to help the bees  by adding bee friendly plants. Create a sanctuary in your yard and they will come. Don’t worry about a sting from a bee, because if you do not bother them they most likely will ignore you.

Bee Friendly

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

While you are creating a bee attraction garden don’t forget to add a watering hole since bee’s get thirsty too.  All you have to do is fill a medium or large plant saucer with rocks and add water.  The moisture will attract the bees to your flower garden.  If your area is prone to mosquitos change the water every other day so it does not stagnate.

Bee Watering hole

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

In the Garden with Samantha

7 May

Warmer weather and longer days, means more time in the garden pruning, planting, clipping, cutting and just plain relaxing.  Samantha loves it too, she has her own shade plant to lay under and snooze.

Photo by: Susan T's Kitchen

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

Photo by: Susan T's Kitchen

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

A busy bee at work on a California Poppy.

Photo by: Susan T's Kitchen

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

Mexican Sage, Hummingbirds love this plant.

Photo by: Susan T's Kitchen

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

Lemons forming on the tree.

Grow Some Italian Basil

2 Oct

Basil is one herb that should be in every garden and it is so easy to grow!  I keep mine in a pot and move it around from outside to inside.  Always available when I want to use some in my cooking. Keep it well watered and out of direct sun.  Clip the leaves as needed for your Italian Meals or any meal that needs some flavor.

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

Tomato Cucumber Salad

31 Aug

Eating local is easy when it comes from the patio!  Hubby and I have enjoyed a tomato cucumber salad with oil and vinegar almost every day. Top it off with some mozzarella cheese and it becomes a delicious afternoon meal.

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Tomato Cucumber Salad
Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

  • One tomato sliced
  • One cucumber sliced
  • One mozzarella stick sliced
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped
  • Drizzle with Olive Oil and Vinegar add salt and pepper to taste

My Lucky Jade!

5 Aug

I have a  potted Jade plant in every room of the beach bungalow to promote  good luck, prosperity, abundance and well-being. There is a huge one  to greet visitors when they come through the front  door and another jade close to my vegetable garden for abundance.  Jade, a succulent plant is so easy to care for,  just water Jade once every two weeks and prune when it becomes top-heavy. Use the pruned pieces as new starter pants by placing the cut piece in soil and in about week or so it will root. 

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

Why I Love Bee’s – Celebrate Pollinator week June 17-23

21 Jun

Did you know that National Pollinator Week  is from June 17-23.  Bee’s play a huge part in pollinating our food source and without pollinators life on Earth would be quite boring?  Visit   http://pollinator.org/npw_events.htm  to find events in your area.

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