Gryffyn's Garden

a blog about my gardening attempts

Archive for the 'edibles' Category


   Feb 05

Spring Planting Garden Prep Begins

Today began my attempts to get organized for spring planting! I still feel completely disorganized and unprepared. Removed the old tomato and chard that finally gave up the ghost and started tilling the beds and pulling the weeds (read….Bermuda grass). Went and purchased some more bags of garden soil as well – and a friend […]

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   May 29

Strawberry Pot

The strawberry pot! Found a nice priced pot ($25!) at a local nursery here in McKinney (Creative by Nature), but they only had two plants (Fresca variety) left. So went back to North Haven Gardens today and picked up four more plants (2 Tristan, 1 Loran and one Merlan) and potted this baby up.

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   May 29

First Tomatoes and Potatoes Harvested

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   Apr 20

PokeQuesa

Today I got a little creative (and a bit weird) when making my lunch decision – poke salat and cheese quesadilla with garlic sour cream; grilled cheese sticks and also had some fresh guacamole and (stale) tortilla chips. It turned out remarkably good – a fine use for leftover poke salat!

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   Mar 23

Poke’in Around

pokeweed, inkberry, wild greens

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   Mar 22

Bloomin’ Fruit

The blackberry and blueberry shrubs are starting to bloom! The blueberry blooms are very intriguing in appearance – they’re pendant like bluebells. The blackberry blooms look so shabby chic – a bit rumpled and ragged.

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   Mar 12

Brown Turkey Fig

Today we planted the Brown Turkey Fig we got at North Haven Gardens. These are supposed to do very well in our region so I am hoping that this tree will do well here. It brings back memories of when as a child I used to get into the fig tree at the neighbors across […]

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   Mar 11

Upgrading the Crape Myrtle Beds and a Berry Bucket

We finally got around to tackling the bed with the single crape myrtle, and a bunch of other mess within it. Here is the “beginning” photo from almost a year ago: We got all the unwanted fauna removed, added some garden soil and humus and tilled it in. We then planted a “La Marne” variety […]

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