Welcome back to my humble backyard garden. Many of my plants that were sown around April 13 are growing and thriving, a few seedlings failed, new seeds were planted, purple sweet potato vines were planted (video), and I'm watering heavily to keep up with these drought conditions in zone 8b. Here's a look around. ^ … Continue reading Our Garden – May 22 2019 – New Growth And New VIDEO
It's April 2019 in Zone B and my seedlings are emerging! I love how spring is full of hope as the beginnings of new plants break through the soil and grow a little more each day. If my seed packets are correct, I may begin harvesting food from these tiny seedlings as early as June! … Continue reading My Spring/Summer Seedlings Are Emerging
I must have been about 10 years old when I learned what a Lima Bean was and tasted it after picking it right off an organic vine in my Grandpa’s backyard garden. Little did I know how these brief childhood experiences would impact me for a lifetime.
If you have a complete set of salad bowls and they all say Kool Whip on the side, you might be a redneck. –Jeff Foxworthy This post includes affiliate links to products I use in my garden and trust. I receive a small commission on sales for helping the seller but my readers still receive … Continue reading Grow Your Own Salad: It’s Easier Than You Think!
Even after two typhoons, the vining flowers I planted are coming along. Never give up hope--not even during a storm!
Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old. -Winston Churchill How do you save these seeds? This was the question I was asked after I posted a reflective blog entry called, "I am an Heirloom Gardener on Foreign Soil". My husband was the … Continue reading How to become an Heirloom Gardener (Lesson in seed collection)
We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. C. S. Lewis A few weeks ago, July 12 to be exact, I showed you part one of the … Continue reading The Mango Experiment Part 2