garden link up

Happy Friday to you!

I finally got around to spraying my seedlings with neem oil yesterday and the whiteflies definitely seem to be retreating a bit. I’m extremely happy about that, and hoping to get a lot of the seedlings in the ground in the coming weekend. I’ve been hardening them up for the last few days, and it’s been warm enough to even leave them outside. So far none of the plants seem to have been affected, so I’m pretty thrilled about that.

We also bought some pretty flowers to go in our flower beds and window boxes on the front of the house, which means it’s getting to be that time of year when our rain barrels and watering cans will be put to good use. As wet as our winters are, the summers here tend to be the absolute opposite. Thankfully, Mackenzie is a huge fan of watering stuff. So at least I’ll have a good support team there. As long as I can keep her from over-watering things, all will go well. 🙂

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I am a bit curious about what exactly this funky fungi is, though. Anyone ever seen anything quite like it? It popped up about two weeks ago in one of the seedling beds. I’m figuring the spores were in the soil we bought and they’re enjoying being watered with the seedlings. But I also don’t really want to transplant it into my garden beds either. I gave it a good spraying with the neem oil, and we’ll see what happens.

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What’s your garden up to? Want to join in the garden fun and link to your own blog or images online? You can share about anything related to gardening, old or new posts, from recipes to harvesting to grow reports to DIY projects or inspiration.

Here’s how this works:

PLEASE READ THESE GUIDELINESespecially if you have never linked up before!

  • You are free to join the Garden Life link up at any time. You can also skip a few weeks and then come back. It’s entirely up to you.
  • Please link directly to a post about your garden, a recipe, a tutorial for gardening, an inspirational idea, etc that relates to GARDENING — not your main blog URL.
  • Please only link to your own blog or photos hosted online.
  • You MUST link back to No Ordinary Homestead or a Garden Life link up post in your blog post. This way, if someone else wants to join the fun, they can. You can either link with text or using the Garden Life badge.
    Below is a code for the badge above. Just copy and paste this code into your post or save and upload the image to your blog:
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  • I highly encourage you to visit other participants and leave comments. This is a great way to meet new friends and become inspired about your garden! I try to visit all the blogs participating as well 🙂

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