About gDonna
The photo is my son and myself. Now days you can get a photo made to look old like this one. This photo was taken when this was the new look.

Harry S Truman was president when I was born and world war II had ended. I grew up in a time when lunch was put in a brown paper bag and a sandwich was wrapped with wax paper. There was no such thing as pantyhose, we wore stockings that attached to the rubbery clippy things that attached to the girdle. Convenience stores were not common and when we took a trip we packed a picnic basket because many places did not have fast food. Highways had places to pull over and stop, some with picnic tables. Read more ....

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Feb 5th Planning and water conservation

February 5, 2014

I am trying something different for our wire hanging baskets. Last year I lined them with plastic and punched holes but the baskets did not look very pretty and they did not drain very well. This year I am putting a small water reservoir in the bottom. I am using a plant drip tray filled with rocks. Each year I try to find ways to conserve water.

I put a strip of cotton cloth over the rocks to act like a wick.

I then filled it with soil and planted. I am growing cilantro in this basket. I purchased one cilantro from the garden center and I lightly scattered cilantro seeds around the top of the soil and gently pressed down. I normally use organic garden sticks in my hanging baskets and as I water it will gradually release food.

Starting my 2014 garden blog. February 4, 2014

I have drawn out the design of a small raised bed garden in the front yard. This will be a square foot gardening plot. We have very limited sun in our yard due to large trees so we must garden in the areas that have the most sun.

This is where the raised beds will be. We have grown cucumbers and squash along this fence before so this year we will try a square foot garden.

These are a few vegetables and herbs that I plan to grow this year.

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