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DELICIOUS VEGETABLES IN MY SPRING GARDEN

Yes, I have complained about too much rain this past fall and present spring, which has raised the water table to where it is visible in the low areas next … (read article)

5/21/2019    Garden Journals

WHITE FLIES INVADED MY GARDEN

On Sunday, April 7, 2019, we had a driving rain here in the Rockport, TX area that left us with 1.3” of rain which raised the water table above ground … (read article)

4/25/2019    Garden Journals

CITRUS FRUIT THAT I GROW AND ENJOY

Here it is the middle of March, 2019, and we are still enjoying the Temple and Blood oranges left in the refrigerator. The cold makes them even more delicious. Just … (read article)

4/24/2019    Garden Journals

LESSONS FROM MY SPRING GARDEN, 2019

It is important to get an early start on spring gardening here along the South Texas Coast because the hot humid weather often descends in May. I started under the … (read article)

3/27/2019    Garden Journals

GROWING WITH GREENHOUSES

All things considered, gardening can be thought of as the art and science of environmental engineering. When we grow plants we take great care to control the soil, water quality, amount of … (read article)

3/27/2019    Garden Journals

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