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Sunday, December 11, 2022

DO YOU HAVE THE THYME TO GROW?


Harvesting Thyme, Green Onion, and of course Greens, these are the benefits of keeping your garden growing year-round! This is the harvest of the fall for the second Thyme! The video also shows the dehydration of Vidalia onions as well as Mexican Thyme and a few other herbs that are grown in our garden! 


REMEMBER TO ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST, BE BLESSED AND DEHYDRATE SOMETHING!

What have you got growing on in your garden? Leave a comment, we always love to hear from our WhollLivin Garden Family! 

ENJOYING A LATE FALL HARVEST!


Having a late Fall harvest is a true blessing in your garden journey. just when you think everything is all done, you check and you see more greens, plenty of green onions which we discussed are a must-have in our garden for a continual harvest year-round. The greens are Rainbow Chard, Swiss Chard, and a few Turnip Greens that were growing in the garden for a surprisingly hearty pot of greens!!  

REMEMBER TO ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST, BE BLESSED AND GROW SOMETHING! 


What are you growing for a Fall harvest? Leave a comment and let us know, we always love to hear from our WhollyLivin Garden Family!

GARDENING WITH TRINNTY!

Teaching them young to do the things you love to do that are fun, productive and down right rewarding is important to the life of your garden. Just think you have grand children you taught to garden and harvest and as the years go by you are not feeling upto the task. Tou have these not so little ones who remember being in the garden as a child and are enthusiastic to help you maintain your garden as an adult! This is a rewarding experience for both you and the child! Teach when they are young and they will remember the importance of growing your own fruits and vegetable garden and share with their children! Featured in this video is Trinity who came to visit from Houston Tx. Trinity thoroughly enjoyed gardening and harvesting the tomatoes that she put straight in her mouthI In her words they were "YUMMY" and this is the reason we teach them to grow at a young age for the gratification of knowing it came from your soil, your hands and straight to your mouth and thats what Trininty was able to enjoy!!
REMEMBER TO DO YOUR BEST, BE BLESSED AND GROW SOMETHING!
Do you have garden guest in your garden who love to help out? If So drop a comment we always love to hear from our WhollyLivin Garden Family!

Saturday, December 10, 2022

PRUNING FOR THE WINTER!

Pruning for the winter is essential to the growth of some plants for the coming garden year. We had several trees that needed pruning in the winter. It was a kind of hit or miss for us but, we figured it out by the growth pattern of the trees. Take the Pomegranate for instance, this tree was a volunteer tree because a pomegranate was eaten and a seed was tossed and BOOM a tree was born! Each year it grows like crazy but has yet to yield us some fruit. Aa a rule of thumb it takes about 2-3 years for the pomegranate tree to produce the fruit we love to eat! They need plenty of direct Sun atleast 6 hours a day and good drainage. Fortunately the seed was tossed in the right place in our garden! After this pruning we are expecting a fabulous yield this year and we will keep you up to date!
REMEMBER TO ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST, BE BLESSED AND PRUNE SOMETHING!
Have you pruned your trees for the winter? Do you even prune them at all? Leave a comment telling us how you do your pruning, we always love to hear from our WhollyLivin Garden Family!

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

FINALLY GOT SOME RAIN!


We have the odd pleasure of getting rain the spring and summer months. This was that occasion! Having rain in your garden is obviously a blessing. When we get rain we are ecstatic and do our best to make sure to position all containers so they have access to the short lived rain. Cherish the rain you get in your grow zones and try to collect as much as you can in the zones lacking rain. Grow as much as you can while you can!


Do you get enough rain in your grow zone? Leave a comment we love to hear from our Whollylivin Garden Family!  


REMEMBER TO DO YOUR BEST, BE BLESSED AND GROW SOMETHING!

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

PLANT VOLUNTEERS?


What are plant volunteers? Are they plants raising their leaves in order to say I'm next? Of course not, they are actually plants that have been transplanted either by the wind or birds dropping the seeds they harvest! Yes, you can get a free plant or even a free weed lol if you garden long enough! 


In this vlog I discuss finding a new Lemon Tree, and a new Fig Tree! Both trees costing anywhere from $30-60! I am not sure what kind of Fig or Lemon tree they are, but they are welcome in our garden nonetheless! I am sure it will take some time for them to bare fruit like the rest of our fruit trees, but we are as patient with these as we are the rest! 


Do you have any volunteers in your garden? If so drop a comment, we always love to hear from our WhollyLivin' Garden Family!

REMEMBER TO ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST, BE BLESSED AND GROW SOMETHING...ANYTHIING!

NOPALITOS OR CACTUS?


We grow Nopales or Cactus for its nutritional value and its great taste, but beware if the thorns! When added to a plate of rice this dish is amazing. This Cactus will also grow Prickly Pears that are also know to taste sweet and delicious as well! You can buy Nopalitos cut, cleaned or de-thorned from some international produce stores. We decided to plant Nopales to cut out the middle man as we do with all of our produce! 

What are you growing that is considered unusual or prickly but edible? Leave a comment and let us know, we always love hearing from our WhollyLivin' Garden Family!

REMEMBER TO ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST, BE BLESSED AND GROW SOMETHING EXOTIC!




THE END OF A GARDEN BREAK

Its that time again where we take a break form gardening. We generally take some time in the months of August and early September. Its usually a time to sit, take notes and go over the things you would do differently, what grew to your expectations and what did not. What seeds to grow in the next season and what to harvest now. Most gardeners in Zones that have four seasons have a winter break where there is a frost, snow cover and lets face it outdoor gardening is over! Here in So Cal we have the pleasure of gardening year round, which is why we need to take a break from the physical work of gardening, for lifes sake. When you you take a garden break? Do you have both indoor and outdoor garden projects you like to tend to? Leave a comment we love to hear from our Whollylivin Garden Family!
REMEMBER TO ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST, BE BLESSED AND GROW SOMETHING!

GARDEN LOVE!

We call this one "Garden Love" for obvious reasons, we LOVE gardening and of course harvesting! Putting in all the hard work during the winter, Spring, Summer and Fall to produce self sustainable food and produce for your family has got to be the most gratifying experiences you can have as a gardener! Grant it, you have to get down and dirty, and try not to come up with any worms on your fingers lol, but of course thats part of the joy and we LOVE worms for the undeniable resources they provide, from eating the pest we dont want to leaving their castings for nutrients that our fruits and vegetables absolutely LOVE! Love, there goes that word again! Do you LOVE to garden? If so, leave a comment telling us what you like to plant and why, we always love to hear from our WhollyLivin' Garden Family!
REMENBER TO ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST, BE BLESSED, AND GROW SOMETHING!

RELAXING SOUNDS!

Rain drops are the sounds we love to hear in our garden. If have a water bath, or a water fall is absent in your garden, try recording some real rain drops and plant the speaker somewhere in your garden hit the play button and WHALAH! You have some relaxing vibes to listen to while gardening! Here in Southern Californiina it never rains is our "motto" with that said, we look forward to ANY rain that comes our way! Forget summer rain, we do not expect that here...but late fall and winter is when we get our blessing of rain and the fall garden loves it! Now, its the time to tie up the patio umbrellas, pull out the rain umbrellas and take cover! Its usually chilly for us at this time and great time to put a log in the fire cozy up and listen to nature do her thing! How Often does it rain in your grow zone? Do you rely in watering in the summer like we do? Or do you get an abundance of rain to make your garden beds happy and moist? Please leave a comment, we love to hear from Whollylivin'Garden family!
REMEMBER TO ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST, BE BLESSED, AND WATER SOMETHING!

CANDLE MAKING!

Making candles is a new project we started this fall! We picked up some wax and wicks and boom we have canDles! Have you tried candle making? If so what were the colors and or additives you used? The next batch of candles we make will be more creative by adding something from the garden, a splash of color, maybe even a scent or two! Please leave a comment if you enjoy candle making, and make sure you give us the details on the color scheme and any additives you use! Lets be creative together!
REMEMBER TO ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST, BE BLESSED AND CREATE SOMETHING!

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We have the odd pleasure of getting rain the spring and summer months. This was that occasion! Having rain in your garden is obviously a ble...