newsweek:

(via It Takes How Much Water to Grow an Almond?!)

I would never have believed this until I visited a friend in Cali and it reminded me of back home in Kansas.

newsweek:

(via It Takes How Much Water to Grow an Almond?!)

I would never have believed this until I visited a friend in Cali and it reminded me of back home in Kansas.

Planning this year’s garden, featuring: zucchini, brussel sprouts, green beans, sweet peppers, and (of course) tomatoes and lettuce.

Planning this year’s garden, featuring: zucchini, brussel sprouts, green beans, sweet peppers, and (of course) tomatoes and lettuce.

The bounty from an early fall garden includes a bunch of jalapeƱos, handful of tomatoes, a couple of carrots, a couple of radishes and three green beans.

I removed all the dead plants but left my red and yellow bell pepper plants as well as one Roma tomato which still has a couple tomatoes left to go.

Afterwords I planted a couple of Romain lettuce heads and some purple cauliflower.

After a few weeks of neglecting the garden I finally returned this afternoon. Not only did I pick plethora of tomatoes, carrots, jalapeƱos, and one beautiful yellow bell pepper, but I planted spinach bush beans and radishes for my fall crop.

There was no sign of snakes but I have to admit I was a little skittish to jump into that weed infested garden.

Just had to show off this big, yummy tomato from my garden.

Just had to show off this big, yummy tomato from my garden.

Great! Not only is a big juicy caterpillar eating my yellow bell peppers, but the boy who mows my lawn found a copperhead in my front flower bed. I thought gardening was supposed to be peaceful and pastoral.

I feel like I need to man up and kill that copperhead but I can’t bring myself to do it. That and I’m scared to go hunting for it.

With all this rain my garden looks like a jungle.

With all this rain my garden looks like a jungle.

My first blueberries.

The garden is looking good with red bell peppers coming along and a small crop of carrots.