Harvesting Potatoes, Finding “Volunteer Veggies”, Thinning, and Transplanting (5.13.19)

It's May 13, 2019 in Zone 8b and I decided my potato vine was dead enough for me to check and see what's under the soil. The think about root vegetables, especially potatoes, is that you never know what's beneath the soil. Side note: it's good to have a daily time to walk the garden … Continue reading Harvesting Potatoes, Finding “Volunteer Veggies”, Thinning, and Transplanting (5.13.19)

Using a Blacklight to Find “Hard to Spot” Pests in the Garden

Previously in this blog, and across social media, I shared terrifying photos. Hornworm poop Hornworm EggsWhile their presence seems to be dwindling, I still see some signs that they are around like bare stems here and there. So after some other gardeners shared with me how much easier it is to spot hornworms at night … Continue reading Using a Blacklight to Find “Hard to Spot” Pests in the Garden

When in Okinawa, Try Purple Food

You'll  never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try. Dolly  Parton Most people who have come to Okinawa probably know about the Purple Sweet Potato (Beni-imo) that grows prolifically here. (See article: http://www.downtoearth.org/health/nutrition/okinawan-sweet-potato-purple-powerhouse-nutrition for more information) I have noticed the dominance of the color purple with every visit I make to local food … Continue reading When in Okinawa, Try Purple Food