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What’s A Seed Potato?
The first time I ever heard someone talking about planting potatoes from seed, I wondered to myself, “Where are the seeds in potatoes? I’ve never seen seeds.” I was completely serious. I …
The cold weather crops are planted. Here’s what the start of our 2015 garden looks like.
Here are a few plants I’m growing in our tea garden, to provide us with a variety of herbal teas to enjoy hot or cold.
Two easy steps to take to protect your young fruit and nut trees through the cold winter months and into the coming year.
It’s amazing what difference a little chicken manure can make!
Hornworms can be devastating to your tomato or pepper plants. Here’s one awesome way Nature takes care of them for you!
A few lessons learned in the cucurbit patch this year. Plus, a few organic methods I use for controlling squash bugs naturally.
Here’s how to know when it’s the right time to harvest your carrots, how to harvest them properly, and what to do with them to keep them fresh longer. Plus, an experiment in cellaring them in a cool crawl space under the house.
Here’s an update on how my garden is doing so far. I think this has been my best garden year to date! Lots of lessons in what to do and what NOT to do this month.
I discovered a new garden pest on my grapevines this morning. Here’s what I’ve learned about this pesky caterpillar, and what I’m doing to control it organically.
A quick peak into my garden as it looks right now.
Timing is essential when pruning grape vines. Get it wrong, and “bleeding” will occur. (As I found out the hard way.)
We love picking fresh peas and eating them right off the vine. Here’s how easy it is to plant your own peas…
Cats can be a real pain in the garden. Here’s what I do to keep them from digging up my freshly planted beds.
Last year I noticed signs that something was wrong with my fruit trees. I think I’ve diagnosed the problem, and am working on eradicating the disease. (Advice welcomed!!)
I’m trying something new this year for starting my seeds: Soil Block Makers. Here are my thoughts on the product and my experience so far. (Hint: LOVE THEM!)