David's Garden Seeds®


Container Garden Ideas

This page has some of our container garden ideas. You can do a lot more gardening than you think in containers. It is perfect if you rent or if you are in an apartment. Use your imagination and do some research to see how you can make your garden ideas happen in containers.


Container Garden Ideas - 11/07-11/13/22

Monday, November 7, 2022

Our plant area and Fulfillment Building are in this photo taken from the gazebo. The plants inside are for sale. We have a few herbs and house plants.Our plant area and Fulfillment Building are in this photo taken from the gazebo. The plants inside are for sale. We have a few herbs and house plants.

Good Monday morning! I have been awake since 4:13am. It is now 6:03am and I am here to say that I hate time changes. Why? I woke up way too early yesterday and now again today. I tried to get back to sleep both days but I was hungry and could not.

We have a lot to do today at David's Garden Seeds® including selling our canning jars. Several have messaged and emailed us saying you are coming today. Plus it is pay day so we need to take a trip over to the bank and do some errands while we are there.

It is 75° outside so the nice, cool weather is gone again, replaced by humidity.

I got some toast and coffee so I don't wake up David and the animals. It will soon be light outside so I can go feed the fish.

David got up and made eggs for us. They were very good. It is humid and sort of wet outside. Nasty and will be in the 80s again today.

It is now 10am. I have been in the store for well over an hour and not one person has shown up yet to get canning jars. I think it is funny because all weekend, people on Facebook were saying they were coming out here. First come, first served. We have a company who wants to buy whatever we have left. If they get here first, they get the jars...

We did have several customers in the afternoon. Only one wanted canning jars so why do people bother me on the weekend about them and then not come get them? LOL! Anyway, David and I had to go into Pleasanton to do some important errands so Matt took care of those customers. During our trip, we had a phone call from someone who wanted to buy the last 90 cases of Mason jars that we had. Sold! Problem solved. Now we still do have some canning and kitchen equipment for sale so if you are interested, please stop by during business hours here at David's Garden Seeds® but do not expect us to open after hours and on weekends.

Also during the trip, David spoke with Apache Disposal about our property damage. The girl said she would pass it on and that the driver should have corrected his mistake this past Friday.

Really we are dealing with my husband's new illness, trying to get the meds and foods down right and the little bit of time that I am not in the store during any given week belongs to me. I have opened in the past but not too many will do that. I need the little bit of time that I get to take off.

Carolyn drove over with dinner on her John Deere mower. She is a great cook. David heard the mower and came out of his office. I heard it, too.Carolyn drove over with dinner on her John Deere mower. She is a great cook. David heard the mower and came out of his office. I heard it, too.

Our sweet neighbor, Carolyn, made us a beautiful homemade dinner and brought it over this afternoon, chicken soup and cornbread. This was not out of a box or a can. This was the real deal and it was so delicious. Thank you so much, Carolyn!

The chicken soup was totally homemade. No cans involved. So good!The chicken soup was totally homemade. No cans involved. So good!
Some of the delicious cornbread that our neighbor made for us. It was tasty!Some of the delicious cornbread that our neighbor made for us. It was tasty!

I decided to try out our new ice cream maker this evening, now that the bowl is frozen in the freezer. I put together the recipe for vanilla ice cream using stevia instead of sugar. It worked pretty well and made soft serve ice cream. I put the rest in a freezer proof container and stored it for tomorrow or another day. Next time, I will try strawberry ice cream.

David was recently diagnosed with diabetes and the ice creams in the store for diabetics are nasty, not to mention that all of the ice creams we have seen now include GMOs, aka Bioengineered Foods, even Bluebell. The ice cream turned out fairly decent. But then we topped it with sugar free Hershey's chocolate sauce and that was flat out nasty. Yuck!

Our new ice cream machine is a Cuisinart. No rock salt and ice. You freeze the pan and then pour the cream and ingredients in while it mixes and freezes.Our new ice cream machine is a Cuisinart. No rock salt and ice. You freeze the pan and then pour the cream and ingredients in while it mixes and freezes.
Making some vanilla ice cream, sugarfree, for David. It doesn't taste like Bluebell but at least there are no GMOs in it.Making some vanilla ice cream, sugarfree, for David. It doesn't taste like Bluebell but at least there are no GMOs in it.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

I woke up at 4:13am again today but I was able to go back to sleep and woke up again just before 7am. I hate time changes.

I got ready and when I got out to the kitchen, there were four eggs sitting on the counter. All of the other 56 eggs were gone. David somehow managed to move the egg container in the fridge and the eggs slid forward and smashed onto the floor. So I have no eggs for the store and only four left for us. Fun times!

I came out to the store at 8:30am. It opens at 9am. A truck pulled in and a man came into the store even though the sign said closed. He said he was here to pick up a local pick up order that I had prepared yesterday for a friend. He also said she wanted more seeds. So I turned everything on and took care of him and he was on his way. I came over to prepare for the garden club that was coming today. I fed the fish and then tried to prepare. Several other things came up, including more customers. We are grateful for the customers.

I finally got all of yesterday's website orders mailed out. That was a job. Some were three and four pages long. Thank you to all of our customers who have ordered seeds from us!


Welcome Castle Hills Garden Club!

This morning, The Castle Hills Garden Club came to visit the farm. They arrived in style, renting a very nice bus, toured, ate lunch, and shopped. They were gone before noon!This morning, The Castle Hills Garden Club came to visit the farm. They arrived in style, renting a very nice bus, toured, ate lunch, and shopped. They were gone before noon!
Denise was in charge and she asked for David. He came out and told them how we got started and showed them around the work buildings. Then Matt took over.Denise was in charge and she asked for David. He came out and told them how we got started and showed them around the work buildings. Then Matt took over.
You just knew I would get in at least one photo, didn't you?You just knew I would get in at least one photo, didn't you?
Matt took the whole garden club on tour all over. Here they are in our "back 40" seeing the animals and orchard.Matt took the whole garden club on tour all over. Here they are in our "back 40" seeing the animals and orchard.

On our calendar today, the Castle Hills Garden Club came to visit us. They were supposed to arrive at 10:30 but got here at 10:05am. They came in a nice, comfy bus. There were 18 members. We gave them a farm tour and our story. They ate a lunch in the gazebo and then some of them shopped. It was a pleasure having them here. It was a quick visit. They pulled out of the parking lot just before noon.

Many of the members told us they loved our farm and store. They were very excited about the zinnia seeds especially, mainly because our beautiful zinnias out front had butterflies all over them.

After the tour, the garden club ate lunch on our gazebo, enjoying the breeze and the fish pond.After the tour, the garden club ate lunch on our gazebo, enjoying the breeze and the fish pond.
More of the club members enjoying lunch.  We did not provide the lunch, just the place for them to enjoy it.More of the club members enjoying lunch. We did not provide the lunch, just the place for them to enjoy it.

At that point, I went to the house and fixed David and myself some lunch. Then I came back and closed some seed orders.

This evening, I have bills to pay and claims to file with Christian Healthcare MInistries. I have not really had time but I need to get them going tonight to get them in the mail.

After lunch, a truck with Apache Disposal showed up and a man got out. Matt went to talk to him and he fixed the damages. Yay. However, it was not the driver.

The Apache employee fixed the damage to our wood trim today.The Apache employee fixed the damage to our wood trim today.

My chickens provided exactly four eggs this afternoon. It has been pretty hot again. It is supposed to cool down on Saturday. I sure hope so. I hate Second Summer!

Today is Election Day. David and I voted early last week. Matt went when he got off work. He lives in a different county than we do and he said there was a line but he got it done.

It has been cloudy all day and twice it actually started raining, only to stop about 20 seconds after it started.

So a weird thing happened after I cooked dinner in the oven. I pulled out the food and hit the Bake button on the oven to turn the oven off. (There is no on/off button.) We have had this oven for over three years and we have never had this happen before. A few days before, we had a brief power failure and I did not think anything of it.

So we ate, I cleaned up the kitchen, and I was sitting in the den working on my computer and watching a DVD. David went to the kitchen and came back a few hours after we ate. He asked me if there was a reason that I left the oven on. I told him no, that I specifically turned it off. So he turned it off, or so he thought. Twenty minutes later, the oven was still going strong, blasting heat all over the place. The only thing different is that the internet icon was showing up in the left hand corner and it was yellow.

David turned off the oven at the fuse box and then turned it back on. The heat continued and so did the WiFi icon.

I started playing around with the screen. After about 30 minutes, I realized that somehow, our oven connected itself to our WiFi and would not turn off unless we controlled it by WiFi . Now keep in mind that we have a Smart Oven by Whirlpool but we have never downloaded the app or connected it to our WiFi . We just use it by going over to it and touching what we want done. I finally figured out how to turn the WiFi off on the oven.

After I did that, the heat stopped and the yellow icon disappeared. Question is how did it connect? How did it know the WiFi password?

One year ago today, we got the call that David's father had gone to Heaven. The family is in a mess over who got what and it turns out they are all mad at David. Family is no longer important in today's world. Money and possessions seem to be what is important. It is sad. We are no longer welcome in the house where we used to visit Mom and Dad since 2001 when they sold off the ranch. (Step sister got that and the land.) She got so much and is still upset with David. That is crazy but that is the reality of life now.

Container Garden Ideas


This orange hibiscus was planted by me in a pottery pot that we bought in Lytle. It is from Mexico. The container garden ideas for out by the pond were mine. I wanted pretty Mexican pots to put them all in.This orange hibiscus was planted by me in a pot that we got from Mexico. The container garden ideas for plants by the pond were mine. I wanted pretty Mexican pots to put them all in.

We did not get to talk about container garden ideas all day long. I think Mexican pottery is a great idea when you are in Texas. It is beautiful and goes well with the hot climate we are known for. These huge pots will work well with vegetables as well as flowers. Just be sure that the containers are at least 12 inches deep if you are planting root vegetables like carrots and potatoes.

Another important feature for container garden ideas is to make sure that the container has drainage holes in the bottom. Poor drainage equals dead or very unhealthy plants.

We tried a garden in a plastic kiddie pool 35 years ago when we had just married and we were renting property. We did not cut drainage holes in the pool. Everything rotted from too much water. We never made that mistake again. After that, we always make sure to drill or cut holes in every container we use.

We like to keep our mint in containers because mint is invasive and tends to take over everything else where it is planted.

Unusual container garden ideas include using bathtubs, toy wagons, bird baths, old cooking pots, baskets attached to old bicycles, cinder blocks, old rubber tires, water fountains, wine barrels, old horse troughs, and baskets with liners. As long as the container has some sort of drainage, and no poisonous chemicals like lead paint, it should be good to use. Of course, there are the old standby actual garden pots that work great, too. 

Long ago, we lived in Coleman, Texas and right across the street, there was a huge garden. All of the vegetables were planted inside of old tires. They were not painted or made pretty at all. Just dirty, worn, old, black tires with plants growing in the middle of each one. We decided it was not for us. Now, I have seen some pretty painted tire gardens and those look really nice.

The nice thing about using garden containers is that you can move your plants in during the nights when it gets below freezing as it does here in Texas. The temps tend to go back up during the day but the nights will kill some of your plants.

One of the best container garden ideas is one of those planters that snap together with ten or twenty different compartments.

One of the best container garden ideas is to buy a Greenstalk unit. This one will house my spring herbs. It will be heavy when I get it put together with soil.One of the best container garden ideas is to buy a Greenstalk unit. This one will house my spring herbs. It will be heavy when I get it put together with soil.

I got this Greenstalk unit when the company that makes it was having a sale this past summer. It will hold about 20 herb plants and I am excited to try it. However, once I plant it, this container will be too heavy to move inside so I will wait until spring to plant my herbs in it.

Container garden ideas include using these or systems like it for all herbs, all leafy greens, or all flowers.

You would need bigger containers for root veggies or tomatoes, peppers, or vining plants.


Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Our front gate in the sun. It was a bit breezy today.Our front gate in the sun. It was a bit breezy today.

Good morning! I am happy to say I did not wake up at 4:13am! So here I am, sitting at my desk. Nothing on the calendar other than to pay bills and file medical claims. But first, I do need to eat breakfast. The only thing I can think of is that the folks who bought 90 cases of Mason jars from us will be coming today to pick them all up and pay for them. I will be out there for that for sure! David does not like to take payment. He will often just give people things. I, on the other hand, love to take the money. I am happy to ring you up and make sure we receive payment!

Inside our gate. I love this gate! We have some new flags blowing in the breeze.Inside our gate. I love this gate! We have some new flags blowing in the breeze.

Let me express my congratulations to Governor Greg Abbott for winning a third term. I would also like to thank God for allowing so many to go out and vote for Texas! Texas is happy with Governor Abbott. We don't ever want Robert to be our governor. Thank you to all of the good people of Texas for re-electing the best choice! It is scary how many actually voted for Robert. We need to stop allowing all of the liberals to move here from California, New York, and Illinois. They are trying to change Texas instead of staying in the cesspools they are from. Texas is different, not the same as those places. It makes me wonder if Soros or someone else is paying them to come and try to change Texas to blue. Leave Texas alone. If you don't like it, go back where you came from! Robert actually got the Bexar County votes but the rest of the state came through.

And now back to our regularly scheduled blog of farm and business news...

Sales have been slow this fall, like they are every fall, but the sales are much less than they have been. While it is slow, we are cleaning house and making plans. We are packing spring seeds so they are ready to roll once January comes. We expect to be back up to full speed ahead by then.

The skies are grey and it will be in the 80s again today. The animals are doing well. Our staff is here working and soon it will be time to open the store for business. We have no eggs in the store today but we do have plenty of seeds.

David invited the lawn care guy who has helped us here a lot to come today to do some more work. He did not bring our ex-employee this time. David told him definitely not to so I thought at least he is finally respecting David.

This evening, David told me the real reason that the ex-employee was not here today with the lawn guy is that he got a job as a security guard so it had nothing to do with respect for David. Wow.

It has been a busy day for computer work and orders but a slow day for customers. The sun is bright and it is 83° outside at 3:30pm. Still waiting for the people who purchased the last of the jars several days ago to come and get them.

I rearranged the plant sale area in the parking lot. I have a lot of chocolate mint and peppermint plants. There are three citronella plants left and eight rosemary plants, some chocolate mint, thyme, and parsley plants. First come, first served.

Loading the truck with more than 96 cases of mason jars and other kitchen things this afternoon. Thank you to the owners of the Hondo Corn Maize for taking them off of our hands!Loading the truck with more than 96 cases of mason jars and other kitchen things this afternoon. Thank you to the owners of the Hondo Corn Maize for taking them off of our hands!

The folks who bought the jars showed up around 3pm. They were so nice. They took over 90 cases of canning jars plus some other canning and kitchen equipment. It was great. Now there is room in the employee break room and you can see the walls and the floor.


Container Garden Ideas

Container garden ideas with large flower bushes in big pots out front by the gazebo and by the Farm Store.Container garden ideas with large flower bushes in big pots out front by the gazebo and by the Farm Store.

Container garden ideas can include screwing small pots of different sizes to your fence to grow your herbs in from top to bottom. It is cheaper than a Greenstalk unit but it looks very nice. They can also be as simple as going to garage sales and collecting kitchen dishes or watering cans for the garden and growing plants in them. Next time you visit the country, look around at people's yards as you drive by homes. You are likely to see older planters that really are not planters at all. Look for old animal dishes and watering troughs, cages, and even a toilet. Yes, I have seen plants growing in old toilets proudly sitting out in yards. No, I would not do that, but you can if you want!

You should check out Pinterest for container garden ideas. There are so many good and not so good ideas on there. I just saw a set of colorful, pastel rubber boots lined up with plants growing out of each one. It looked kind of cool. I also saw a plant in an old high top sneaker. That was different.

By the bridge to the pond, container garden ideas. Camera is looking down on two pots with hibiscus.By the bridge to the pond, container garden ideas. Camera is looking down on two pots with hibiscus.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Look at that sunset. Good container garden ideas are using hanging pots with plants. We have an automatic watering system set up to water all of our hanging plants which is so convenient.Look at that sunset. Good container garden ideas are using hanging pots with plants. We have an automatic watering system set up to water all of our hanging plants which is so convenient.

Good morning. It is 7:30am and I am getting ready for another busy day. It will be in the 80s again today but tomorrow it is supposed to be cooler.

I went over and opened the store but so far, we have had no customers. I came back to the house and have been folding six loads of laundry. It is finally done and put away. I got the kitchen cleaned up and I am tired now.

I watched a podcast this morning from one of the Ramsey Solutions people about a caller whose two sons tried to murder their mother and younger brother. So sad. I feel so depressed now. Two of my children do not speak to me at all which is devastating, but I cannot imagine going through what this family is going through. Also, David's son by his first marriage is no longer talking to us so we can no longer see our grandchildren. After all we have done for him, his wife and their kids, it amazes me. But life is filled with hurts, isn't it?

It is really hot in this house and just miserably humid outside. So next week is my birthday and the week after that is already Thanksgiving. I was just going over the menu. This will be the first time in several years that I will not have a crowd for the holiday. It will be a lot less work for sure.

Our Farm Store And Thanksgiving Weekend

Our Farm Store will be ready for you to shop on in Thanksgiving weekend, just not on Thanksgiving Day.Our Farm Store will be ready for you to shop on in Thanksgiving weekend, just not on Thanksgiving Day.

We will definitely be closed on Thanksgiving Day but David says we should be open on Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving week. If anyone comes by to shop, we will not be sitting out there, actively working. The Farm Store will be open on Black Friday from 9am to 5pm and on Saturday from 10am to 1pm, we will be open. When we hear you come into the parking lot, we will go over to help you. A lot of folks give seeds away for Christmas gifts plus we have pecan goodies and pecan coffees that make wonderful Christmas gifts.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, if you need shelled pecans, we have bags of those but they are going fast. I think I have six or seven bags left. I love to make pecan pie and I always put pecans in my banana bread and in my chocolate chip cookies. So come on over and get your shelled pecans now while we still have some left.


Holiday Hours

December 2019 at University Hospital in San Antonio when Matt was so sick.December 2019 at University Hospital in San Antonio when Matt was so sick.

Let's talk holiday hours for David's Garden Seeds®.  It is not too early to mention them with Thanksgiving just two weeks away.

David has decided that David's Garden Seeds® will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, but we will be open on Black Friday, November 25 from 9am to 5pm and on Saturday, November 26 from 10am to 1pm.

We will be closed for business in December from Saturday, December 24 through Monday, December 26 for the Christmas holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, December 27, 2022. We will be closed again from New Year's Eve, Saturday, December 31 through Monday, January 2, 2023. We will reopen again for business on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.


Gift Certificates

The mailman came but no real mail, only junk. I get two to six catalogs from companies I have never heard of and did not sign up for nearly every single day. They go straight into the trash can so I don't know why they bother. It is 1pm and we have not had one customer today. I realize most people are not focused in on gardening now.

However, it is time to buy holiday seeds and plants and we have some right now. We also have gift certificates. You can order them through the website or I can print them out at the cash register. I figured it out finally on this new register.


Friday, November 11, 2022

Happy Veteran's Day To All Of You And Thank You For Your Service!

Good morning and Happy Veteran's Day to all who have served the USA! David proudly served in the US Army.

We got up extra early to get to Quest Labs in Walmart so David could do some fasting bloodwork. While there, we got groceries. I tried to pay and my debit card kept getting declined so I had to pay another way. I have no credit cards as we live life debt free.

Once we got in the car, my phone rang. It was the bank, an automated call telling me to hold for the fraud department. Then I knew why my card did not work. Scum cut me off from my money that I put in their credit union. I waited forever for a person. Then the call hung up. A few minutes later they called me back and the same thing happened. Then it hit me that today is Veteran's Day and they are closed. So they cut me off from my money and they are closed. Isn't that beautiful? All those people in line behind me think I am a deadbeat because I could not pay and it was the credit union again. This has happened before.Maybe I need to change to a new bank. Thanks Security Service Federal Credit Union.

We are home now and I need to get over to the store.

We have customers and we are discussing GMOs and Bioengineered Foods. I recently posted this article on our business Facebook page as well and it is the most commented on and liked post I have ever had in all of these years of being in business.

I posted it a few weeks ago and more and more are commenting on it every single day.

Around 11:45am, after I came back from getting some lunch, two young women came in. I welcomed them and they wanted to know if we are hiring now. No, we just had to do layoffs due to the extremely slow sales right now. They wanted to know when we would be hiring.

See, this has not happened before in 13 years. Expenses for food, fuel, and heating have gone up a lot so people can barely pay their necessities. So they have stopped buying seeds for now. Every year seed buying slows down but inflation is way up this year. We are hoping it will start going down but we have no way of knowing. We can only trust God and rely on him for what we need. We certainly hope to be hiring in the spring but we do not know what the future holds, only who holds it.

We have spoken with friends at other seed companies. They, too, have had layoffs and are currently cutting hours so no one is full time on staff. We did not want to do that. So many companies in San Antonio are hiring. Yes, a lot of them are in the fast food industry but at $15 or more an hour, it sounds like a good place to start. And if you have a college degree, you should be able to get more than an entry level position. If you have some sort of talent, start a side business and turn that into a full time position, just like David did 13 years ago.

It is now 2pm. I just back washed the pond filter. I have been doing that on Saturdays but since we won't have help tomorrow, I might not get to do it. Right now it is very cloudy outside and we are under some sort of severe storm watch until 6pm but we have not had a drop of rain. So I back washed and I just added more de-chlorinator. In 30 minutes, I will add more water. I know, I just filled it up yesterday but it really needed it. I probably should have back washed the filter yesterday. It is taking less time for clean water to flow through now that I am doing it every week.

Brendon, our new outdoor guy has been watering plants, beds, containers, the greenhouse, etc., while trying to come up with container garden ideas to present to David. He has also been watering the hydroponic system in the greenhouse. I need to add more water to the grow tower here in the store today as well.

Container garden ideas: In winter, make sure they are not too heavy so they can be easily moved to keep your plants alive. My greenhouse is full again to protect my plants and trees.Container garden ideas: In winter, make sure they are not too heavy so they can be easily moved to keep your plants alive. My greenhouse is full again to protect my plants and trees.

The pond is now filling up again. The wind has picked up and we have had sprinkles. Alexa says it is raining but it is not. Not sure where the rain is falling but according to her, we are getting it.

Around 3:30pm, I realized it was going to get down to about 41° in the night so I called Matt and Brendon to my greenhouse. I had them help me take in all of my trees and plants in both my greenhouse area and the parking lot plant area so they would not die. Good thing, too, because I could not even begin to lift some of those citrus trees. Saturday night, it will be in the 30s. So second summer is momentarily gone and second fall has set in for a while.

After we got everything in and on trays so water does not go everywhere, I gave every plant and tree some water. I will need to maintain the plants and plant new ones as well during the fall/winter time so they will be ready for spring sales.

Then it was time for everyone to go home. I fed the fish. Matt was gracious enough to go get the eggs and put the chickens away for the night. It gets dark here before 6pm now. My foot was just aching so I could not do it. Then I made dinner for David and me--shrimp with noodles and fresh green beans from the garden. They were fabulous!


Container Garden Ideas

Hanging plants decorate a porch or a covered deck. They are great container garden ideas.Hanging plants decorate a porch or a covered deck. They are great container garden ideas.
Here are more container garden ideas. Place one hanging pot every few feet on a covered deck. They can contain herbs or flowers.Here are more container garden ideas. Place one hanging pot every few feet on a covered deck. They can contain herbs or flowers.

For different container garden ideas, you can screw sconce type pots to a fence or a wall by your patio on the back of your house. This will be good for flowers and for herbs. Screw small pails with drainage to a back fence wall and set up small tomato plants, small pepper plants, small pea plants, etc.


Register Your Garden With The USDA?

One of our fall garden hoop houses in fall of 2022.One of our fall garden hoop houses in fall of 2022.

I read online yesterday that the USDA wants people to register their vegetable gardens with them. What? Um, no! My vegetable garden is my food and almost everyone can plant their own and stay away from the chemicals being added to many foods at the grocery store. That freaks me out because it has been going around since COVID that the government wants to outlaw gardens. I also thought it was a bunch of bull until I saw this nonsense. Apparently it has been around since 2009. I will do some research and see what I can find but I am not registering my farm or my garden. They are mine (and David's), but they are not community gardens. Join me next week for a discussion of the USDA's People's Garden.


Saturday, November 12, 2022

At sunset, I changed up the Trimlights again that face FM 2504. They really are fun and they look beautiful when it is dark.At sunset, I changed up the Trimlights again that face FM 2504. They really are fun and they look beautiful when it is dark.

Good Saturday morning. I have been up for three hours now. It is almost time to go open the store. I have cleaned up the kitchen after David made bacon and eggs. That was nice.

Then I called the Fraud Department of Security Services Federal Credit Union. They hooked me up to someone in India. I told her what happened and how one charge is fraud because I canceled Ring services back in September and they took a payment yesterday. Get this. They were allowed to take payment but I could not buy groceries. Also, some other automatic bills were not allowed by the credit union so those services are now canceled. She told me she would pass the information on to the Fraud people and it would be up to them to see if I get my $100 that Ring took.

Then she canceled my card and I get to wait for ten days until I get a new one. It is a 50 mile round trip to the nearest credit union and our store is open today so I cannot go and get a new one. That means for David's doctor visits on Monday and Tuesday, he will have to pay with his card since mine is now worthless. Usually, I handle all of the payments and David goes to the truck without having to worry about any of it. If we need gas or groceries, he will need to handle it. He leaves his wallet home sometimes so now I will need to make sure he always has it, just one more thing I have to think about.

Anyway, I had to go out in the 41° weather this morning and feed and take care of the fish and animals. It was pretty cold. Everyone is fine. My plants and trees look good. I did not have a heater on last night but tonight, because it will get down in the 30s, I will have some heaters on. The low is supposed to be 38° but they get it wrong sometimes. For instance, the low this morning was supposed to be 43° but it got down to 41°. I won't take the chance.

I wonder if anyone will come to the store to shop for seeds today. We had just one visitor yesterday and she bought all of her spring seeds which was wonderful.

I need to clean my house, especially dust and vacuum. The dogs keep bringing in stickers from the yard. I keep stepping on them and sitting on them on the couch. Fun times.


A Lovely Message From Someone Who Saw Our Facebook Ad

Sometimes, social media can be a pain, like when you have to hear from nasty people who hate everyone including themselves. I am social media all day long because we have a business to promote.

I just checked my business Facebook page and I had a lovely message from a guy I don't know named Victor. Then he blocked the page. I went onto his page and it does not say where he is but there is a lovely photo of him with a gun. Apparently, he saw one of our Facebook business ads that Facebook showed him. We didn't. We have never had any dealings with the guy. My Spanish isn't that great so I put it in a translator. So here is his message exactly as he typed it:

no pongas más a nuncios en mi Facebook es para mí familia ponselos a tú putá Madre pig Fack your mother

Here is the translation:

don't post any more ads on my Facebook it's for my family put them on your bitch Mother pig Fack your mother

Really nice, right? Facebook doesn't care if he thinks his page is for his family. Facebook will continue putting all sorts of ads on his page if they think they are relevant to him. His family has to be proud. Dude, your Facebook page doesn't belong to you. It belongs to Mark Zuckerberg and he will put ads anywhere he wants on his property. Are you going to cuss out every company who pays Mark Zuckerberg to place ads on Facebook?


Time to open the store. As soon as I opened, I had my first customer. He had a list and I was able to provide every seed variety he wanted plus a bag of garlic. Then I went back to the house. I started two loaves of bread dough, one for our neighbor ladies who made us dinner a week ago. I also tried making almond flour and Stevia chocolate chip cookies for David. They are not all that great. Maybe I will try next time with regular flour. The real problem is the sugar free chocolate chips. They are just plain nasty.

The sugar free chocolate chip almond flour cookies I made for David today. I guess they are okay but chocolate chip cookies without sugar are nasty.The sugar free chocolate chip almond flour cookies I made for David today. I guess they are okay but chocolate chip cookies without sugar are nasty.

I started eating leftovers for lunch and we had another customer. I had cookies in the oven so David helped them but I had to go over to check them out. The couple from Texas had a friend visiting from Oregon. She bought several seed packs, two white chocolate pecans, and four different fudges. That was nice.

Now I am doing laundry and baking the rest of the cookies. It will soon be time to close the store and bake the bread. For the record, I would like to state that sugar free chocolate chips taste like poison. So does sugar free chocolate syrup. Yuck! That stuff is downright nasty.

It is 1pm and 61°. Now Alexa is saying the low will be 36° instead of 38°. It keeps changing. I am glad I was smart enough to bring the trees and plants in. There were a lot and a bunch were heavy. We no longer have a big work force so if I had not asked for help, I would have had to do it all myself today and let the bigger trees die like their friends did for the last two years. We are in Texas and we never got ice and snow. Yet for the last two years, we did. We need to pick a lot of beans this afternoon. They are all over the bushes out by our driveway. I don't want them to die. Fresh beans are delicious.

Now we have been officially closed for almost an hour and a half and the mailman showed up. I had to go out there and make sure he got the outgoing mail. There are another 90 minutes that a customer might come since we used to stay open until 4pm. This happened last Saturday. I am going to dust and vacuum since the place is pretty bad. Also, we got another returned seed package because the person ordering the seeds gave us his old address to mail them to instead of the new one. What? I just don't understand...This happens several times every week.

I baked the bread and it is delicious. Matt is here now grilling steaks. We got six eggs today. It is already down to 55° and it is getting cold.

The Svengoolie movie was The Man With The X-Ray Eyes and it was a bit freaky, especially at the end. Moral of the story, never experiment on yourself! LOL!


Sunday, November 13, 2022

Here is the beautiful sunrise this morning when it was 36°.Here is the beautiful sunrise this morning when it was 36°.

Good morning. I woke up at 6am and it was 36° Fahrenheit, a bit cold for us South Central Texans! I have not been out yet to feed the animals but the dogs and cat are fed. I have had a cup of coffee. I think I will make pancakes today and try out the sugar free syrup. I just don't feel like going out in cold weather.

I just witnessed a gorgeous pinkish, purplish sunrise out by the oak tree in so many of my sunrise photos. Now that the time change has been made again, the sun is back where it should be for sunrise.

I made pancakes and eggs for David and me and then I got outside, feeding the fish first. They were all hiding except for about five tiny goldfish. Then I went out back where the chickens were making that "let me out of here now" noise. Everyone fared the cooler weather just fine and got fed. I came back in and cleaned up the kitchen. Then I got ready for church. It is nice to have a day where I am not opening the store and dealing with people. As I got ready, I watched some videos and just relaxed.

After church, we ate last night's delicious leftovers. Now David is taking a nap and I am on here getting my blogging done. I have three loads of laundry to fold from yesterday. Ethel is in here keeping me company. She is a lot more clingy lately. She doesn't really like the puppies around her because she is so small compared to them and they are rough because they are puppies. Ethel is now 11 years old. She just wants to hang out in my office and at night, once the puppies go to sleep, she comes in the den and sits on the couch with us.

Container Garden Ideas

Not creative container garden ideas, but the lemon trees are in containers this year instead of the cold killing them again for the third year in a row. They are now safe in the greenhouse.Not creative container garden ideas, but the lemon trees are in containers this year instead of the cold killing them again for the third year in a row. They are now safe in the greenhouse.

I see people on the internet turning all sorts of furniture and odds and ends into container garden ideas. I guess I am really not all that creative. If you look on Pinterest, you will get a lot of container garden ideas by people who are way more creative than me. Most of the time, I use pots as container garden ideas instead of coffee tables, dressers, or old kitchen sinks.


Return from Container Garden Ideas to Our Fourth Year


Watch Our TV Commercial!

Sing Along To Our Jingle

Matt with one of our Barred Rock chickens. The chickens adore him. ♪♫♪♪♫♫Matt with one of our Barred Rock chickens. The chickens adore him. ♪♫♪♪♫♫

 ♪♫♪♪ ♫ ♪ ♫♪♫♫

 ♪♫♪♪♫♫

Peppers and peas

And lots of yummy greens

You can't go wrong

With Squash This Long

At David's Garden Seeds

♪ ♫ ♪ ♫

Please like and subscribe on YouTube and come visit us at our Farm Store! The music on our TV ad was written, played, and sung by our son, Matthew Schulze. You can meet him when you come to the farm. He just might give you a tour. Ask him to grab a guitar and sing our jingle that he wrote.


David of David's Garden Seeds® zipping along on his little tractor across the farm. He is having a blast!David of David's Garden Seeds® zipping along on his little tractor across the farm. He is having a blast!
All Non-GMO, we've got the seeds you want!All Non-GMO, we've got the seeds you want!

We are David's Garden Seeds®. If you need great seeds, we've got over 2,000 varieties to choose from.

Your second block of text...


Subscribe To Mrs. David's Garden Seeds® Newsletter For FREE!

Hi! I am Juanita aka Mrs. DGS. This photo was taken in our commercial kitchen during a potluck.Hi! I am Juanita aka Mrs. DGS. This photo was taken in our commercial kitchen during a potluck.
Mrs. David's Garden Seeds in the greenhouse with Lucy the lap dog.Mrs Davids Garden Seeds in the greenhouse with Lucy the lap dog.

Find out what is going on down on the farm by reading our blog and by subscribing to our free newsletter for all of the information going down at David's Garden Seeds® and on the farm. I love to share helpful information with you. Please let your friends know and y'all come on down for a visit when you get the chance. We would love to meet you!