Garden Update for 06/09/14

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)

Main Garden

Main Garden

Peas climbing my stakes at the top of picture

Beans and Cabbage upper left corner

Zucchini Squash (2) middle left

Beets center

Celery just below Beets

(2) rows Onions bottom

(2) Cucumbers and one pumpkin upper right

Potatoes

Potatoes

Tomatoes, Peppers & cilantro

Tomatoes, Peppers & cilantro

5-gallon bucket potatoes Onions radishes, carrots, green onions & cilantro

5-gallon bucket potatoes
Onions
radishes, carrots, green onions & cilantro

Lettuce on railing Arugula in pot on the left French Lavender on the right

Lettuce on railing
Arugula in pot on the left
French Lavender on the right

 

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Homemade Laundry Stain & Spot Remover

Ingredients:

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)

Directions:

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.

Tender Grilled Pork Chops

Ingredients:

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)

Directions:

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.