Garden

Rogue Squash!

Rogue Squash!

It wasn't me...(haven't we moms heard that a million times!) I didn't plant it, I've never seen one that I can recall. I don't know what it is but I have a ton of them in the garden ! Any ideas?  Safe to eat? Ornamental? Has our squash cross-pollinated to create...

April Freeze

April Freeze

I knew it would happen.  Spring just doesn't come in January here in Tennessee.  We really didn't have much of a winter this year.  The old timers said watch out in April or May.  They were right.We had a night of near freezing temperature and then...

A Riddle

I have a box of dreams....It holds hundreds of plans for the future.Although the past proves it never turns out exactly as I wanted it too,I still hope it will...and so do you.It holds deep failures.It holds wild successes.What is in my box of...

New Beginnings!

New Beginnings!

I love the start of a new year - so much to look forward too!  January is a wonderful month to indulge in introspection.  Changes to make, plans to implement....it brings an excitement to life! It's a wonderful time to assess our lives and relationships...both with...

I think we need to kill it….

I think we need to kill it….

Although we've spent several days trying to put the garden to bed for the winter this keeps happening.... Sweet  Bells!   Hot Habaneros!   Fiery peppers!   Sweet German Johnsons and Orange Jubilees!   The boys are also digging Kennebecs, Yukon...

Garden News

Garden News

So happy to say that the jalapenos are done! I had to grab my camera quickly before the boys got them all put away! They believe there will be enough to do another round of canning...I may try a batch of jalapenos in a sweet syrup instead of the vinegar...

Our Crazy Garden Experiment!

Our Crazy Garden Experiment!

We've gone garden crazy here! Our garden is divided into 8 sections. Seven sections have 5 raised beds in them. One narrow section has two smaller raised beds. We have never planted all 8 sections in one year. This year we are attempting to do just that. I'm really...

“Survival” Seeds or Scams?

A reader recently emailed me about a promotion they received for a "survival" pack of medicinal herbs. This reader was asking if I thought this was a "good buy". I visited the link and I believe that these are the same people who pushed a "survival vegetable seed...

Garden Plans

Garden Plans

It's time!  At least it is here in NE Tennessee. I normally start seeds in my greenhouse March 1.  I think I am going to be about a week late this year....that pesky broken foot and all...So...let's talk gardens.  Do you have one?  I seriously...

The Perpetual Garden Calendar..with a twist!

The Perpetual Garden Calendar..with a twist!

Let's talk calendars!  Typically, in my area, I can purchase a yearly wall calendar with pretty pictures for  $20.00 or more. I write important dates on it, birthdays, holidays...you know...I'm sure you do it too...what do we do with those at the end of the...