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GROWING AND EATING PAPAYAS

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)

9/24/2020    Garden Journals

THE CHALLENGE OF GROWING TOO MUCH OKRA

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)

9/4/2020    Garden Journals

THE BENEFITS OF EATING RIPE PEPPERS

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)

9/4/2020    Garden Journals

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