Thursday, June 25, 2015

Underwater Garden

June 25, 2015

I was so excited to see how the the transplants had grown since I last saw them. Also, a little bit afraid.... Before I left, I had sprinkled the beds with Organic Sluggo to take care of the millions of snails that seem to be everywhere. No matter how many I physically removed, when I turn around there would be more snails- sometimes stuck together...meaning future generations of snails. It seems be no end to these snails.

Apparently, snails was the least of my worries!! As I excitedly, slide open the door to the patio and garden, my jaw dropped. It was an unbelievable sight! I was in shock and shouted for BH. 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

It is Planting Time!!

June 21, 2015

Now that the planter beds have been renewed, I was excited to transplant the seedlings that we had brought over from San Diego. I installed drip irrigation and planted Choy Sum and Swiss Chard in one bed.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Making the trip

June 18, 2015

I am way behind on my blog posts....
In the midst of the chaos I call life, BH and I have surely but slowly been moving our stuff from the San Diego house to the Temecula house. Now that it is summer it is only natural that we turned our attention to the garden; looking at what plants we could bring with us.

Without a single doubt, we were taking our Kaffir Lime and the Calamansi Lime. It proved to be quite a feat as the trees have been in the pots for quite a few years. In addition to that, I had  been neglecting the plants for the past year or so. The landscapers had repeatedly knocked off the irrigation emitters from the pot. Often, I don't notice until weeks later during my infrequent visit to the garden. As a result, the trees were stressed  and the roots were crazily entwine within the pot, seeking out every bit of water.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Rehabilitation and new planter beds

June 14, 2015 

We did a lot this weekend. On Friday, we transplanted three pomegranate trees that the birds had so kindly planted in one of my raised garden bed. It is only fair as they had feasted on the pomegranate fruits from the tree up front. Dear husband dug up the three trees which were already flowering and fruiting from the planter beds. That in itself was quite a feat. The roots were deep. I think this is their second spring. Then DH had to dig the holes to transplant the trees to. We moved it to the south hillside next to the goji berry.