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POTATOES: A STAPLE FOR THE HOME GARDENER

Continuing our journey through the Nightshade family, this week we will be discussing a perennial favorite: potatoes. Like the chillis described in my earlier entry potatoes are indigenous to the … (read article)

3/19/2019    Garden Journals

GENERATIVITY AND MASTERING GARDENING SKILLS

Yesterday, February 25th, I picked 15 ripe tomatoes which have been producing since the beginning of this year. I also picked the last gallon of English Peas of the 14 … (read article)

3/13/2019    Garden Journals

POLLINATORS

If you’ve been paying attention to ecological news over the past decade then you have likely heard of the pressing issue of pollinator decline, particularly the decline in honeybee populations … (read article)

2/20/2019    Garden Journals

A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHILI PEPPERS

With winter drawing to a close and spring rapidly approaching the time has come to select our plants for the season. If you are gardening just about anywhere there is … (read article)

2/13/2019    Garden Journals

STARTING SEEDS UNDER A GROW LIGHT

I have been starting seeds under a grow light since 1986. I do this to get a larger variety of vegetable plants than are available at a nursery or store. … (read article)

2/1/2019    Garden Journals

GIFT GIVING FROM THE GARDEN

One of the principles I learned from the life and teachings of Jesus was to give a gift (whatever it is) with no strings attached and without expecting anything (even … (read article)

1/23/2019    Garden Journals

NEW YEAR! NEW GARDEN!!

At Spray-N-Grow, we divide the gardening season into three parts: dream, plant and love. I am starting the dream phase. As gardeners, we often spend as much time dreaming about … (read article)

1/9/2019    Garden Journals

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

COVER CROPS

As autumn sets in and the beginning of winter draws near we are faced with the question: what to plant in the winter garden? Of course there is the standard … (read article)

11/15/2018    Garden Journals