Gladiolas make great cut flowers that last about a week. Purchase and plant the bulbs around Spring break (Mid-March) to have cut flowers by late May Continue reading
To improve content organization, we are adding a new category: Gardening.
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While most of the world is familiar with raspberries and blackberries, in Texas we have Continue reading
The first bunch of Carrots was harvested on May 21, 2018. The carrots were sorted as they were picked; Continue reading
Dandelions are often the first food that the honey bees find each Spring. Continue reading
In 2017, we planted three varieties of eggplant: Rosita, black beauty, and a long, thin variety obtained from a local gardening store (I cannot remember the variety name). This particular variety of eggplant is; Rosita. It is incredibly high yielding – Continue reading
Last summer, 2017, our tomatoes produced a small number of very small fruit. Part of the issue was the incredible number of “stinkbugs”that invaded and damaged both the tomato fruit and the tomato plants. Another issue was nematodes. Continue reading
This year has been off to a rocky start; it began with the flu making its way through the family in January, with everyone well in February. Now it is March and time to get back to the garden.
If you have not yet purchased seeds, get that done asap to start planting indoors, or put the containers outside if the temperature is warming. Start working the garden beds by adding compost and mulch.
Watch for gardening updates — we are just getting started!
This year, I decided to try to grow my own Luffa sponges. The Luffa gourd is in the same family as the cucumber – it generates very long vines and is easy to grow. Continue reading
This was a great year for Peppers; they produced Continue reading