Monday, September 30, 2013

Pictures?




Cassava Root

What to plant in October (zone 9):

What to plant?
Beets
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Collards
Kale
Kohlrabi
Leek
Lettuce
Mustard
Bulb Onions
Parsley
English Peas
Radish
Spinach
Turnips


What to do?
* Plant garlic cloves now for a harvest next summer. Place a clove in the soil so that the pointed end is 1/2 inch below the surface and space cloves 6-8 inches apart.
* Plant strawberries. Choose healthy and quality transplants.

Making Halloween (Rainbow Dash Costume)



Halloween is coming faster then we know so it was time to get working on the costumes! Brooke's costume this year is Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony. None of the costumes in the store were cute at all, so this year I decided to make one. Yikes!

So I started scouting, how to design it, how to make it, how to even begin. A quick drive to Michael's and long walks down all the aisles to find the perfect items to create this costume took up a good chunk of my day but with the idea in my head to keep this cheap I finally found it. FELT! Each piece of felt was 29 cents the mane and tail was one color each. I used light blue felt for the ears and wings.
Rainbow Dash Tail

This is the back on the mane.
Front of mane (and ears)
I used a set of 99 cent wings then glued on cut felt, then covered in blue loose feathers. After gluing all the feathers down I set it to dry overnight.
Rainbow Dash Pegasus wings.






A trip to the thrift store provided us with light blue colored clothes for $4

Side View (need to add feathers to other side of wings)
Back View
Front vew and a happy baby!!

Once her cutie mark patch comes in the mail it will be added to her pants to finish out the costume.

Total Cost:
Clothes: $4
Patch: $8
Misc Materials: $13
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Final: $25

Sunday, September 22, 2013

It's Fall!!!!

Yip Yip Yippie!! Fall is officially here and despite the humid and hot weather of our cold front (bringing it down to 87 degrees vs 95) I wore a short sleeve sweater today! At lunch I ordered a Good Gourd pumpkin beer and tonight I shall welcome in the season with Cinnamon Honey Chicken and baked potatoes.

Ah fall. The time of wonder for us FL gardeners. The seeds are started, the gardens are being cleared, and the strawberries have arrived. Life is good!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Tampa Bay Times

Its always nice when someone takes you advice or admires your pictures. Its a whole nother thing when those things get published in the newspaper.

See me here: I always recommend people start their own seeds. :)

http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/florida-gardeners-share-tips-for-fall-vegetable-gardens/2142543

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

What to plant in September (Zone 9)

September

Plants Seeds Of:
Southern peas
Beans: Bush, Pole, Lima
Sweet Corn
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Peppers
Squash
Tomatoes
Broccoli
Cabbage
Celery
Collards
Endive
kale
leek
Lettuce
Mustard
Bulb Onions
English Peas
Radish
Turnips



 What to do:
* Plant strawberries late this month through October. Choose healthy and quality transplants.
* When planting fast maturing vegetables, make several plantings at 10-14 day intervals to have a steady harvest.