Back in the 1960s when I was in college and seminary, I worked part time for 2 different grocery stores. I do not remember seeing Papayas in the produce sections. … (read article)
Here in the Coastal Bend of Texas, it is hot, humid, and dry in mid-August. I thought the only vegetables growing this time of year would be the sweet potatoes … (read article)
Growing up, my parents only raised and ate green bell peppers. They tasted fine in ground up bologna, boiled egg, green peppers and mayonnaise on toasted bread. They were okay … (read article)
When I first started gardening here in the sugar sand (inland coastal dunes) of Aransas County, Texas back in 2008, I tried Sweet Potato slips. Even with drip irrigation, the … (read article)
During the first week of April this year before the “Stay At Home” order, we traveled from Rockport to Poteet, Texas about 30 miles from San Antonio. We went to … (read article)
Today I picked a peck of Pinkeye Purple Hull Peas and spent three hours shelling them to get about a gallon of peas. A peck is ¼ of a bushel. … (read article)
I have raised corn for the past 13 years here at the Preserve in Aransas County. Every year there has been a challenge to raise the corn to maturity, so … (read article)
I didn’t realize how many definitions of ‘tips’ there are until I looked it up on the internet. I am using it here as a ‘helpful hint’. The last blog … (read article)
In the 1970s, I had a 7’x8’ former sand box as my garden in my small back yard on the Franklin Mountain foothills in El Paso, Texas. Organic compost was … (read article)
In the early 1960s, my Grandmother Green moved into town from the farm in Southeast Missouri. She had a 20’x30’ garden area with sandy soil containing very little organic matter. … (read article)
Bill's daughter Melanie, an empty nester, now grows her vegetables and flowers in containers.
Bill’s granddaughter, Connor, a city girl that loves plants.
Herman, a good friend of Bill's, is experienced gardener with a passion for plants.