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MY EXPERIMENT IN GROWING SWEET POTATOES

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)

7/10/2020    Garden Journals

EATING STRAWBERRIES FROM POTEET, TEXAS

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)

6/30/2020    Garden Journals

THE JOY OF EATING PINKEYE PURPLE HULL PEAS

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)

6/11/2020    Garden Journals

THE CHALLENGE OF RAISING CORN IN ROCKPORT, TEXAS

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)

5/19/2020    Garden Journals

TIPS ON ORGANIC GARDENING AS WE GROW OLDER

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)

5/4/2020    Garden Journals

ORGANIC GARDENING IN THE 70s

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)

5/4/2020    Garden Journals

SEMI NO TILL GARDENING

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)

2/18/2020    Garden Journals

ENJOYING THE FRUITS OF THE WINTER GARDEN

January has provided a wonderful variety of vegetables from the garden and fruits from citrus trees for each of our three daily meals. Tonight, we had turnip and mustard greens … (read article)

2/5/2020    Garden Journals

SUCCESSFUL WINTER GARDENING IN 2020

Yes, it helps to be in the Coastal Bend of Texas, 300 yards from Copano Bay which moderates temperatures, and to have 12 years of experience in the sugar sand … (read article)

1/20/2020    Garden Journals

Succulents having a very long moment in the sun

Succulents have become the cool kid in the garden during the last couple of years. Honestly, I thought the trend would wane, but the popularity of succulents is only growing … (read article)

9/11/2019    Garden Journals