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
Water Quality is important for Health. Learn more about what is in your water and how you can remove the toxic contaminants.
This year, I’m thinking outside the box, and learning to grow and use a few more plants that contribute to a healthy lifestyle for myself, family and friends. Continue reading
I’ve previously grown Stevia, but have not collected the seeds–before now. Continue reading
Eggplant produces well in summer heat, and adds a plethora of nutrients for a healthy diet. Continue reading
The Meyer lemon has a very thin skin and is, therefore, not suitable for long-term storage – the lemons generally will not last more than 10 days to two weeks before degrading. Continue reading
In USDA zone 8b, we enjoy a variety of bright colors in Fall, from plants that continue to grow through October and sometimes well into November. Continue reading