Usually by December I've gone on a hiatus from gardening and taken up crafting and seed catalog browsing. This year, I did the crafting (and my hands are ready to take a break from tight toy crocheting) but I've turned my attention to succession planting. Here's a look around our garden in zone 8b on … Continue reading Succession Planting in our Garden in December 2018
Where is November going? This season is changing way too quickly for me! The other day I trimmed up some stressed summer plants to see if they could give me just a little BIT more before the colder temps set in and now it's going to be Thanksgiving Week and Jack Frost is nipping away. … Continue reading The Season is Changing, So I got to Work Harvesting and Storing
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
I learned how to spot hawk moth eggs and various destructive caterpillars, but could I catch the moth somehow?
Immediately I wondered what these tiny eggs where on the tomato leaves.
I cannot believe what just defiled my garden.
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
Now my friends, all seeds have sprouted except for our beloved Jalepenos! (My husband laid hands on them and said a heartfelt prayer this morning). If they don't sprout soon I might need to try again with fresh seeds. The good news is, we have yellow pear tomato, speckled roman tomato, tomatillo, better boy tomato, … Continue reading Another sprout update