So today, I did my first full hive inspection since installing the bees. Those who visit this site often (or our Facebook page) know that this is my first time at the races when it comes to beekeeping. I'm excited at what I'm learning.
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The bees were successfully hived yesterday and seem to be busy today with orientation flights and other new household duties, including tossing a few dead bees out the front door.
My bees will come next Saturday and I'll be hiving them! Yesterday, I did a mock trial run just to make sure I have all the parts and pieces in place.
My uncle Ray Wolf, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, recently sent me some rhubarb starts from Grandma's garden! Grandma Wolf sure loved her rhubarb and after she passed away a couple of years ago, her rhubarb plants have continued to thrive.
Those who know me know I don't use illegal or so-called recreational drugs, such as marijuana, etc. So what you see in this photo is not what you might think it is ... :)
This is the third year for this horseradish. It is coming back strong and is very pretty. I grow horseradish in pots as it is very invasive in the garden. Simply order a root, stick it in a pot, fertilize and mulch and you are on your way.
For those of you who have ordered plants, I have several tables like this set up, plus many more in the greenhouse. If you haven't started your seeds yet, NOW is the time! Start your tomatoes and peppers, along with kale, salad greens, etc.
These are Candlelight Hot Pepper plants from High Mowing Seed (Capsicum anuum). These will feature upright clusters of brightly colored 1-inch hot peppers that turn from green to yellow to orange to fire red.
I just love it when the greenhouse is all cleaned out and it's ready for the new season. Yesterday, I did the last bit of cleaning, got all the pots and trays ready, loaded up bags and bags of Miracle Gro, and swept smooth the pea gravel.