Knee High By the Fourth of July

The fourth of July always reminds me of my grandfather, Bill Stewart. He was a farmer in Marissa, Illinois. He raised a few cows and grew soybeans and corn. The … (read article)

7/5/2017    Uncategorized

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

Turning Up The Heat

Hello friends! I want to apologize for my long absence. I have recently been overseas with extremely limited access to electricity and the Internet. It was a wonderful trip and … (read article)

6/21/2017    Uncategorized

THE JOY OF GATHERING THE FRUIT OF MY GARDEN

My mentor in psychology is Viktor Frankl, the German prison camp survivor, who wrote, MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING. He describes three kinds of values that give life meaning. The creative … (read article)

5/26/2017    Uncategorized

More Than a Pretty Face: Flowers in the Edible Garden

By now, I’m sure you all have realized that I am a huge fan of growing food in whatever space is available. As the saying goes, #growfoodnotlawns. But if you … (read article)

5/15/2017    Uncategorized

I FEED BOTH THE SOIL AND THE PLANTS

Life is made up of linear thinking where decisions are either this way or that way, and circular both/and thinking where the cause is the effect and the effect is … (read article)

5/5/2017    Uncategorized

The Gardener as Artist

Something I have always loved about gardening is the cultivation of a unique garden style. The potential combinations of individual elements are infinite, and none of them is inherently wrong. … (read article)

4/3/2017    Uncategorized

TIPS FOR USING WALL O’ WATER

I planted my tomato seeds under the grow light the week after Christmas here in Rockport, Texas. I planted the plants in the garden during the first week in February … (read article)

3/8/2017    Uncategorized

Welcome to My Little Corner of the (New) World

Hello, my gardening friends! My name is Allyson. I am the second-youngest granddaughter of Mr. Bill, Spray-N-Grow’s own creative, caring, and, if I may say, rather clever founder. I am … (read article)

2/22/2017    Uncategorized

Keeping Cats Out of Your Garden

Cats in the garden are generally not a good thing. They are less likely than dogs to flop on plants, crushing them. And much more likely to use the garden … (read article)

5/12/2014    Animal Repellent Tips, Uncategorized