Weekly Rewind: May 4 – 10

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The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

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Happy Mother’s Day! I’m spending the day out of town with my mom but I’ll be back on Monday.

My cat Brigitta, who has renal failure, had bloodwork this week. Her numbers are about the same, which means she isn’t getting worse. She’s also gained a pound since her last visit and that’s a good thing.

I finished up my planting this week. I planted another kind of lettuce, sweet peppers, peas, green beans, potatoes, carrots, morning glory, dwarf sunflowers, blueberries, strawberries, and the rest of my herbs. Unfortunately, I’ve already had some casualties. The basil looked pretty good last
week
, but look at it on Friday:

Basil 05/09/14

Basil 05/09/14

Not good. I planted another one in a different pot earlier in the week, so maybe I’ll still have some basil even if this pot never recovers.

I have both cherry tomatoes and regular-sized ones. I’ve been using the Topsy Turvy planters for years with great success (other than when they’re eaten by tomato worms or squirrels).

Tomatoes 05/09/14

Tomatoes 05/09/14

Cherry tomatoes 05/09/14

Cherry tomatoes 05/09/14

This year I also bought a Topsy Turvy strawberry planter, but it’s already broken. I guess the weight of the soil, plants, and water were too much for it because one of the hangers broke. I now have it sitting on a table. I’ve read reviews that say it’s no good because water can’t get to the plants on the bottom, but so far I’m not having that problem. I water until it drips out of the ports and the holes on the bottom.

Strawberries 05/09/14

Strawberries 05/09/14

I also bought this strawberry planter at Home Depot. You can’t really see the planter, but it’s so cute — I’m having problems with it, too. I had it hanging up but a stupid squirrel keeps trying to jump on it and knocks it off balance and then they both fall. I’ve found it on the ground twice, so it’s now sitting on a table, too.

Strawberries 05/03/14

Strawberries 05/03/14

I had a few strawberry plants left over after planting the Topsy Turvy, so I put them into this pot.

Strawberries 05/09/14

Strawberries 05/09/14

Here’s the same lettuce from last week, the spinach, and the new lettuce that I planted on Wednesday.

Lettuce 05/09/14

Lettuce 05/09/14

Spinach 05/09/14

Spinach 05/09/14

Spring Crisp Lettuce 05/09/14

Spring Crisp Lettuce 05/09/14

My summer squash looks great! Or at least it did on Friday when I took this picture. On Saturday, my husband caught a chipmunk digging in it. It pulled up some of my tiny plants. Bad, bad chipmunk!

Summer squash 05/09/14

Summer squash 05/09/14

I’m super excited about these blueberries. I had passed on them but when I went back to Home Depot for the new basil, I just couldn’t resist. I was going to get raspberries, but their raspberry plants looked awful, so I settled on these blueberries. I’m still thinking about those raspberries. I’ll probably see if I can fit them in next year, but I think I’m done for this year.

Blueberries 05/09/14

Blueberries 05/09/14

You can just barely see green beans pushing up out of the soil behind my sign.

Green beans 05/09/14

Green beans 05/09/14

But the peas are plentiful!

Peas 05/09/14

Peas 05/09/14

I have seen no signs of growth from the sweet peppers, carrots, potatoes, morning glory, or sunflowers yet.

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I had so much going on this week that I really didn’t spend much time on my blog — or on reading. I did get some much needed work on cross-posting done. My Goodreads and Pinterest accounts are now up-to-date with reviews, as is my review archive, and my Tumblr will be when its queue catches up. When I get behind I don’t like to post too many review links there at once so I queue everything up and let it post them daily. My next project, after writing some more reviews, is to start posting my reviews to Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Reviews: Pandemic by Yvonne Ventresca

Books I Acquired:

Purchases

The One by Kiera Cass The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne After the End by Amy Plum Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson

The One by Kiera Cass, The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt, Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne, After the End by Amy Plum, Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

(And those were only SOME of the new releases that I wanted this week!)

Currently Reading: The One by Kiera Cass

Jenna

Comments

  1. Oh no, poor basil. 🙁 I wish I could grow my own as well – I just don’t think it would work very well as I live in an apartment building. 😀 Have a great Sunday!
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  2. Looks like you’ve got some great things growing! Are you doing everything in containers? I want strawberries but I have no where to plant them. Maybe just a pot like you did with your leftovers will work!
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    • Yes, it’s all in containers. Last year I managed to keep all my containers on the deck, but this year I’ve outgrown it by a pot…or three. I’m still determined to get those raspberries, if I can find some that aren’t half-dead at the stores. I should have bought them when I first saw them.
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