DIY Fall Flower Pots

DIY Fall Flower Pots by whatscookingwithruthie.com

DIY Fall Flower Pots     DIY Fall Flower Pots is part of my fall inspired front porch display.  I love flowers but when my spring planted flower pots start looking a little haggard... it's time to switch them out for a little touch of fall!   I don't like to "really" plant my mums in our decorative front porch pots because it won't be very long until … [Read more...]

How our garden grows #15

How our garden grows by whatscookingwithruthie.com

How our garden grows   I usually try to post about our garden on Monday's BUT, I was tied up all day long yesterday!  So, I hurried and posted my delicious Skinny Pumpkin Bars which were right ready to go and switched gardening to today!   As I go about my daily life (which requires a ton of errands/kid taxiing/and running) I've noticed a whole bunch of very … [Read more...]

How our garden grows (week 12)

How our garden grows by whatscookingwithruthie.com

How our garden grows   I hope you're all enjoying a nice relaxing Labor Day.  Me?  I was able to sleep in a little bit, mowed the lawn, and then we put on a BBQ!  We harvested a lot of produce from the garden for our BBQ so, I wanted to share some photo's with all of you...   Here's a picture of the melons we grew... there's a Cantaloupe in the back, the little … [Read more...]

How our garden grows #14

How our garden grows by whatscookingwithruthie.com

How our garden grows #14     It's pretty much a jungle out there... this garden of ours! We're well into the harvesting stage of our garden- we've enjoyed 3 different onions, carrots, spinach, chard, 6 varieties of lettuce, beets, turnips, radishes, red potatoes, purple potatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, peppers, corn, cantaloupe, eggplant, canary melons, … [Read more...]

How our garden grows AND a Beet Smoothie

Beet Smoothie by whatscookingwithruthie.com

How our garden grows AND A Beet Smoothie     Our garden is off and running pretty much on it's own now- SO, we're at the harvesting stage for a lot of our produce!  Which is just the yummiest part!! :) I must admit I was a little surprised at how many BEETS showed up in our little beds!  We planted about a bazillion of them without me knowing!!  Everyone that comes out to … [Read more...]

How our garden grows (week 11)

How our garden grows... week 11

How our garden grows   Week 11 You'll be surprised how much our little garden has grown over the past couple of weeks!!  It's really taken off- so we want to give you a tour :) The first picture is of our summer squash plants and some cute sunflowers!  The sunflowers are supposed to grow really tall.... we'll have to keep watch on them and see what they … [Read more...]

How our garden grows (week 10)

Raspberry Bed and Pathway

How our garden grows   Week 10 So, we finally completed our new Raspberry Bed and Pathway-- just in time for hosting my friend's wedding last Saturday :) In How our garden grows... (week 8) we walked you through how to build a raised garden bed! And in this post we'll show you how we finished up the bed and our tricky little Patio Paver … [Read more...]

How our garden grows (week 9)

Ruthie with lotsa Spinach

How our garden grows   Week 9   First off we wanted to show you how to get double the growth out of your spinach plants... as the plants grow you'll want to pick the largest leaves first! Ruthie with lotsa spinach... Now that our spinach has gotten to the point that its about ready to produce seeds and at that point it also goes bitter... We'll cut it … [Read more...]

How our garden grows (week 8)

3 feet tall beds in our back yard

How our garden grows   Week 8   We've wanted raspberries for well over 2 years now and we just hadn't gotten around to getting it done... sad because we could be enjoying them this year!!  BUT, finally this is the year!  We took lots of pictures so we could show ya how to do build your own garden beds! Here is the spot of ground where we decided to put our … [Read more...]

Perennials and Bushes

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Perennials and Bushes First off lets get into Perennials and I for one am a firm believer in buying as many plants as I can that will come back again,  other wise known as Perennials! The most important rule in any gardening is "Read the tag" and believe what it tells you!  Seriously!!  If a plant likes full sun-- it won't be happy in the shade.  If a plant like shade-- it'll die … [Read more...]

How our garden grows (week 7)

Corn germinating in glass jar

How our garden grows   Week 7 This week wanted to show you how we plant our corn and talk a little about "The 3 sister's technique"... Plus, we'll throw in a few snap shots of our garden beds so you can see how our gardens growing :)   To start corn from seed it's a good idea to begin sprouting them in a jar with a mesh lid and little bit of water.  Change the … [Read more...]

How our garden grows (week 6)

Spinach and other greens ready to harvest!!

How our garden grows   Week 6   Our garden is mostly planted and off to a fabulous start!  We want to share a few planting tips with you, show you how to trellis tomatoes, and let ya have a look at  how our garden is growing :)   We talked about "hardening off" your plants when you bring them home from the green house or if you start them from seeds, they … [Read more...]