Garden Vegetables

Happy Earth Day !

April 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Today is April 22nd — Earth Day ! Here is their “official” site: Container gardening is a great way to grow your own food. Save money by using recycled containers. Check out this video for ideas:   — Azul Image courtesy of: [ to read more ]

Spring Planting – Herbs and Vegetables

April 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Most herbs and vegetables prefer sunny, well-drained soil, although some will do well in partial shade. Some herbs and salad greens are considered semi-perennial and will continue growing for a few years. For example: Swiss Chard and French Sorrel will produce for at least three years if trimmed to soil level each [ to read more ]

Gardening Tips

June 27, 2016 // 1 Comment

In the garden, don’t be concerned with having perfectly straight rows. To fill in empty areas in a row, consider planting bush beans, garlic, onions, or marigolds. Marigolds and garlic provide color and also deter pests and insects. Label all plants growing in containers or in the gardens. It’s easy to forget what [ to read more ]

A Basket of Love

September 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

It was cool this morning, and after a very hot summer I welcomed 58 ºF. I picked all of the ripe tomatoes and the remaining green peppers and harvested the last sweet Spanish onions (the onions didn’t grow very large as I had started them from seeds). Hard to find this type of onion in the grocery — the [ to read more ]

Your Best Garden Ever- Part 3

February 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Cucumbers: Considered a tropical vegetable. they thrive and seem to grow overnight when the temperature is above 80 degrees. Plants and vines are frost tender and should not be planted until the middle of May. Start seeds indoors in a warm, sunny window after the 15th of April. Transplant them outdoors only after the [ to read more ]

Your Best Garden Ever- Part 2

February 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Planting season for spring crops begin 6 weeks before the last spring frost, but tomatoes and peppers and other warm season vegetables are planted later. Usually May 10th is considered “frost free” by then. Wait until the days are warm, and night time temperatures are above 50 degrees. Potatoes: [ to read more ]

Your Best Garden Ever

February 17, 2015 // 2 Comments

Growing your own vegetables this spring and summer will provide you and your family with delicious vegetables and healthy exercise. By combining a little planning and some labor, you’ll reap a bountiful harvest all summer long. From lush, green vegetables for salads, fragrant herbs for cooking, to juicy and [ to read more ]

Garden Tips

June 11, 2014 // 1 Comment

  If ants are a problem, try sprinkling a mixture of ground cinnamon and dried catnip around the  porch and outdoor areas. A good place to buy ground cinnamon and dried catnip is the Dollar Tree. Look for the cinnamon in the spice aisle and the catnip in the pet section. Moles dislike thorns and sticky objects. [ to read more ]