Calendula officinalis – sometimes called “pot marigold” or “Mary’s Gold” – is a flowering herb that is easy to grow, and easy to maintain. The flowers are larger in Spring, decreasing in size and number in summer, and then return to the larger and more numerous in Fall. Continue reading
Simple Composting Technique
A simple and very common technique for preparing a compost pile is called the “lasagna” method; Continue reading
Peaches Harvested and Processed
Our Peach tree produced an unusually high yield this year – Continue reading
Preparing and Preserving Beets (and Carrots)
With so many Beets harvested this year (this was a small portion of the total), we needed a few strategies for preparing and preserving them. Last year, Continue reading
Gladiolas for Cut Flowers!
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
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Texas Dewberries Have a Short Season.
While most of the world is familiar with raspberries and blackberries, in Texas we have Continue reading
Still Harvesting Carrots …
The first bunch of Carrots was harvested on May 21, 2018. The carrots were sorted as they were picked; Continue reading
Dandelions for Bees and for Soil Health!
Dandelions are often the first food that the honey bees find each Spring. Continue reading
Eggplant Variety Rosita: A mild flavored variety worth trying!
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