Archive | garden RSS feed for this archive

compost stories 1

Ok… I am going to blow up a holy article of the modern religion here: Home compost does not work. Scandalized?! Now, let’s see if we are speaking about the same thing. What I mean is that if you consider that the few scratches of food that you save every day will give you enough […]

Continue Reading

Raising tomatoes, Part 3

Ok, do not laugh… The wild tomatoes (on the left) that planted themselves from last year’s fallen seeds are doing almost as well as the domesticated tomatoes (on the right) I am working  at growing… Ah! But we shall see who will win! Those seeds from engineered hybrid tomatoes have theoretically regressed to what were the […]

Continue Reading

Raising Tomatoes, Part 2

OK… this blog-writing is addictive…  I feel like explaining everything I do to get to the tomato harvest. From putting lime in the ground last winter to make the ground more sweet in this acid land of Alabama, to tilling it a month ago after weeding it (weeding is horrible), until planting those  four little […]

Continue Reading

Raising Tomatoes, Part 1

Well, our webmaster Maryann, has convinced me to bring more intensity to our posts. So support me please and punch a lot of “like” buttons anytime you see one…. What will I write about first? About tomatoes. Just because right now they are the most promising babies in the garden, and because fresh tomatoes are to […]

Continue Reading

Fresh Produce for Our Meal

Fresh organic vegetables grown in your own back yard taste best and give the best nutrition. Gardening can also provide good exercise, along with the proverbial ‘fresh air and sunshine’ so important to maintaining good health. Since God created us and originally placed us in a garden, it would seem that gardening is the healthy […]

Continue Reading

Winter Approaches

Cabbages await the coming of winter As winter approaches, things slow down in the garden. Here in the Deep South, we can still grow some hardy vegetables through the winter. Cole vegetables, like cabbages, arugula, and kale, some perennial or biennial herbs, as well as hardy greens like sorrel will survive our light frosts. If […]

Continue Reading