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Tomatillo and Okra Do-Overs

I will tell you how I have successfully grown okra and tomatillos after overcoming some local growing challenges.

Garden Pests, gardening

The Very Hungry Caterpillars

"In nature a repulsive caterpillar turns into a lovely butterfly.   But with humans it is the other way around:  a lovely butterfly turns into a repulsive caterpillar." -Chekhov It all started with thin webbing appearing my okra, the irrational bolting of my basil, and then thin webbing on my basil. At first glance, it was obvious… Continue reading The Very Hungry Caterpillars


The Tomatoes Move Into Their Home and Meet the Neighbors

Third time's a charm -Said by a lot of people As many of you know, I discussed the topic of transplanting tomatoes TWICE and it was contrary to many gardening belief systems. I defied that idea using  Emilee and Jere Gettle's wisdom and Winston Churchill's words to back my theories. Some things just need to be repeated.… Continue reading The Tomatoes Move Into Their Home and Meet the Neighbors