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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

Maggie’s Garden

Hello Gardeners and fellow Green Thumbs! As Spray-N-Grow’s newest blogger, allow me to introduce myself. I am the daughter of Melanie and the grand-daughter of Spray-N-Grow’s founders, Bill and the … (read article)

7/30/2019    Garden Journals

For NYC plant lovers, where there’s a will, there’s a way!

On a recent trip to New York City to visit my daughter, I literally walked miles and miles throughout Manhattan. Of course, I noticed all the lovely plants along my … (read article)

7/10/2019    Garden Journals

PROBLEMS: PLANTING TOMATOES IN THE SUMMERTIME

Here on the Coastal Bend of Texas, the summer temperatures run in the 90s with the humidity usually over 80%, especially with the high water table we have had for … (read article)

7/1/2019    Garden Journals

Full Sun in Texas is not the same as in Maine

We all have bought a plant with the tag that indicates it needs 6+ hours of full sun.  Unfortunately, plant information tags do not consider the vast differences in the … (read article)

6/25/2019    Garden Journals

CELEBRATING: BOTH THE SPRING HARVEST AND CLEAN-UP

WOW! What a wonderful spring garden in 2019. The four squash plants produced over 30 squash which we have eaten various ways as well as given away. I have gathered … (read article)

6/14/2019    Garden Journals

Gardening Lessons From My Cell Phone

As you may know from my prior blogs, I grow all my plants in containers and elevated raised beds. The flowers live on the upstairs deck. The vegetables and herbs … (read article)

6/4/2019    Garden Journals