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Grow Your Own Pineapple

28 Jun

All you have to do is chop off the top of your pineapple and place it in a pot of soil.  Place your pineapple in a sunny location and give it plenty of water and watch it grow! If you are in a colder climate you can grow the pineapple indoors! Keep soil moist but not soggy, place in sunny location and mist occasionally.

Growing

Growing after 2 years 3 months.

Growing at 2 years and 4 months.

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Growing at two years and 5 months.

Full Grown!

Cut and ready to eat!

Aloha!

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.

Local Produce – From My Patio!

9 Sep

 Not only is my thumb getting greenerI am  cutting back on my carbon footprint, plus  saving money and gas!  Just a few steps outside my sliding glass door is my little organic garden where I can pick some  local produce!  There are tomatoes, garlic, basil, oregano, rosemary, carrots, parsley, hot peppers and green peppers. Planted within the garden is rosemary to ward off many harmful insects and flowers to attract pollinators such as bees!  Also there is a small area for composting which attracts ton’s of worms! Coffee grounds added to the garden helps to ward off slugs.  Did I mention all these items are easy to grow?   So, if you have a small  out-door space like me, you too, can grow a little patio garden with just a little patience and some time!

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

Phot by: Susan T’s Kitchen

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

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