Here’s updated pictures of my garden from one week ago. As you can tell my main garden has really taken off after 1.5 inches of rain.
What can I say about my potatoes in my raised bed. WOW! And they’re all blooming even my 5-gallon bucket potatoes are blooming.
(That’s my grass clippings as my mulch to keep in the moisture)
Peas climbing my stakes at the top of picture
Beans and Cabbage upper left corner
Zucchini Squash (2) middle left
Celery just below Beets
(2) rows Onions bottom
(2) Cucumbers and one pumpkin upper right
Tomatoes, Peppers & cilantro
5-gallon bucket potatoes
radishes, carrots, green onions & cilantro
Lettuce on railing
Arugula in pot on the left
French Lavender on the right
1-1/2 c. water
1/4 c. liquid Castille soap
1/4 c. liquid Vegetable Glycerine
5-10 drops Lemon essential oil
Glass spray bottle (or plastic squeeze-type bottle)
Mix all ingredients together
Pour mixture into a glass bottle
Shake well and apply liberally to spots and stains.
Lightly rub mixture into fabric with your fingertips.
Treat spots immediately and allow to soak before washing.
Sometimes allowing the item to soak overnight before washing.
4 boneless pork loin chops
1/4 c. olive oil
2-1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon steak seasoning (such as Montreal Steak Seasoning or make your own)
1. Mix olive oil, soy sauce and steak seasoning ingredients in a small bowl and pour into a one-gallon resealable plastic bag. Add the pork chops and set the bag in a baking dish in a way that the pork chops get a healthy dose of the marinade (it may be advantageous to flip the bag over halfway through the marinating time). Marinate in the refrigerator for 3-8 hours (no more than 8).
2. Heat the grill to medium and grill the chops 6-8 minutes per side (depending on how thick they are) until they are no longer pink in the center. Remove the chops from the grill and tent them with foil and allow them to rest for 5-7 minutes. Slice the chops in 1/4 to 3/8 inch slices across the grain and serve.
1 Tablespoon Vegetable oil
2 Tablespoons baking soda
1 Tablespoon dish soap (or Murphy’s Oil Soap)
2 quarts water
1 Spray bottle
Mix all ingredients in a pitcher and pour into spray bottle.
1/3 c. shea butter
1/3 c. virgin coconut oil
1/4 c. jojoba or sweet almond oil
10 drops rosemary essential oil
3-5 drops peppermint essential oil
Mix together and spoon into an 8oz. glass jar.
1 c. baking soda
1 c. salt
1/4 c cream of tartar
Pour 2 cups hot water into drain
Let set for an hour then run fresh water.
1 can Coconut Milk
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
Mix together in a reused shampoo bottle.