Category Archive: Okie Gardener

Harvesting the Last of the Watermelons in Oklahoma

Labor Day Weekend was my fall veggie garden clean-up time, so I harvested everything I could to make way for a good cleaning and new plants. This included gathering the last of the Black Diamond watermelons I had growing. I pulled out everything, including the landscaping stones around the area, because everything was starting to …

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This Year’s Garden: Watermelon, Squash, Strawberries, and a Salsa Garden

This weekend I cleaned out the garden beds, replenished them with new peat moss, and planted new fruits and veggies.  I’m so excited! To clean the beds, I raked out the top layer of weeds and leaves, then pulled the rest out.  Then I went shopping at my favorite local nursery for some new fruits …

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Lettuce: A Fall Gardening Favorite

Fall is officially here in Oklahoma and we now have the cool weather making changes in the garden.  While the watermelons and cucumbers fade away, I have one plant that is absolutely thriving in this weather – lettuce!  It’s the perfect autumn plant for novice gardeners because it is nice and easy to take care …

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Planting Bananas in Oklahoma

One of my favorite new hobbies is gardening, it’s like I just realized that my yard can also be my experimental playground, and this summer I have finally started tapping into that fun! This means that every plant that I have ever fallen in love with is finally starting to make its way into my …

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