Random Thoughts

Five Things Friday

New tomato transplant

The five little things that made my week…

1. Healthy new tomato transplant in August… for tomatoes in November, and hopefully longer!

Freshly seeded bed

2. A freshly amended and seeded garden bed. This one will be home to spinach, lettuce, chard, and mustard greens.

Potting station

3. Potting station in the backyard with Filius Blue pepper plants going into bigger pots.


4. Lemon Queen sunflowers feed the bees all summer and then the chickens in fall.

Behind the scenes at my photo shoot

5. Photo shoot for Baker Creek’s forthcoming magazine on newsstands this fall… stay tuned!

Linda Ly About Author

I'm a plant lover, passionate road-tripper, and cookbook author whose expert advice and bestselling books have been featured in TIME, Outside, HGTV, and Food & Wine. The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook is my latest book. Garden Betty is where I write about modern homesteading, farm-to-table cooking, and outdoor adventuring — all that encompass a life well-lived outdoors. After all, the secret to a good life is... Read more »