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MY GARDEN IS BOTH A LABOR OF LOVE AND WORK OF ART

As I design my garden each fall and spring, I start with rotating my vegetables on a dirt canvas that needs to be recharged with compost and organic fertilizers. These … (read article)

1/3/2019    Garden Journals

MY CITRUS TREES IN 2018

In August a year ago, Hurricane Harvey blew between 70-90 Grapefruit off my two Rio Red trees. It also blew off fruit on all my other citrus trees. The Persian … (read article)

11/26/2018    Garden Journals

TOO MUCH RAIN MAKES GARDENING DIFFICULT

Here along the Texas coast we have had over 20” of rain from September 1 to October 25, 2018. September was hot and humid until a cold front came in … (read article)

11/8/2018    Garden Journals

IS YOUR GOAL OF LIFE “SIMPLIFICATION”?

Nearly a century ago, Supreme Court jurist, Oliver Wendell Homes wrote, “I would not give a fig for the simplification on this side of complexity, but I would give anything … (read article)

10/25/2018    Garden Journals

HOW TO DEAL WITH NOT ENOUGH AND TOO MUCH RAIN?

Hurricane Florence has dumped over 20” of rain over most of the Carolinas. The sea surge plus major flooding over much of those states will make gardening there this next year … (read article)

9/26/2018    Garden Journals

Maintaining and Repairing Gardening Equipment

The July and August weather was very hot, humid and dry on the Texas Coast this year. As soon as I stepped outside, my clothes would become soaked in sweat, … (read article)

9/12/2018    Garden Journals

SHARING SPRAY-N-GROW WITH RELATIVES AND FRIENDS

In the spring of 2016, my wife and I took a trip to Ft. Myers, Florida to visit with Harvette’s sister and her husband. They had a new RV which … (read article)

8/29/2018    Garden Journals

THE HEALTHY PRINCIPLE OF PERSEVERANCE

Murray Bowen, the founder of Bowen’s Family Systems wrote in the 1980s that we were entering a period of Societal Regression brought about by high anxiety over limited resources, over-population … (read article)

8/7/2018    Garden Journals

THE JOY OF EATING SWEET CORN

In the 1940s, I grew up eating yellow field corn and garden sweet corn. The field corn was picked when it was most tender, boiled, and usually cut off with … (read article)

7/18/2018    Garden Journals

“WHEN YOU HAVE FRIED OKRA, YOU DON’T NEED MEAT”

My Mom said that her whole life, but we always had some kind of meat with our fried okra. My wife says she has fried enough okra to fill our … (read article)

7/18/2018    Garden Journals