Arbor Delay

A friend of mine recently got me thinking about fruit trees.  Robin and I are next door neighbors with adjoining backyards and a mutual interest in growing food; we quickly … (read article)

8/22/2017    Gardening Know-How

PRACTICAL WISDOM SAYINGS

My Grandpa Green, a farmer, only had one arm and hand which he could use. My Dad was born in 1916. By the time he was 10, he and his … (read article)

8/9/2017    Gardening Know-How

GROWING GARDEN COVER CROPS

It is late July and the only vegetable growing in my garden is about 25 feet of okra. The other 6 ½ rows are bare except for a few weeds. … (read article)

8/2/2017    Gardening Know-How

The Hand that Stills the Barley

Off the west coast of Scotland, the southernmost of the Inner Hebrides, lies an island whose economy relies almost entirely on the availability of a single crop. Barley is the … (read article)

7/21/2017    Gardening Know-How

MY GARDENING SUCCESSES AND DISAPOINTMENTS

After 35 years of organic gardening and 10 years of battling root knot nematodes in the sugar sand of the Texas coast, I have had a major discovery and success … (read article)

7/18/2017    Gardening Know-How

GROWING VEGETABLES IN THE SUMMER HEAT

Here it is the middle of June and what do I have growing in my garden here on the Texas coast? We are having 10 hours of sunlight with the … (read article)

6/21/2017    Gardening Know-How, Uncategorized

PLANTING FRUIT TREES ON RAISED BEDS

I grew up on a farm in SE Missouri in the 1940s. Even when Dad was still farming with horses and mules, he planted on raised rows about 6 inches … (read article)

6/9/2017    Gardening Know-How

When Something Goes Wrong In The Garden

My spring vegetable garden was doing very nicely. The tomatoes, peppers, squash, zucchini, and cucumbers, all planted in containers, were growing taller each day. The plants were green, pretty, and … (read article)

6/2/2017    Gardening Know-How

MY FAVORITE GARDENING TOOLS

Developing mastery skills with hand tools is important whether it is carpentry, mechanics, plumbing and/or gardening. These skills provided me with a sense of usefulness, competence, independence, and affirmation of … (read article)

4/21/2017    Gardening Know-How

Why am I an Organic Gardener?

Organic Gardening is not only something I have been doing for the past 32 years, it is part of my Identity. Organic Gardening provides a significant perspective to my meaning … (read article)

3/29/2017    Gardening Know-How