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Memorial Day Official Start to….Chigger Season

Memorial Day Official Start to….Chigger Season

Oh how I hate chiggers!  If you haven’t experienced them, they are nearly invisible bugs that live in grass and brush during the summer.  Their bite, while not technically a bite, leaves a red itchy welt but you don’t know right away that you have […]

Another Layer on the Greenhouse

Another Layer on the Greenhouse

  Freezing drizzle has been falling since last night.  A light snow and bitter cold are on the way so of course this is the very last opportunity to add another layer of plastic to the greenhouse if I want to save the plants inside.  […]

Growing Microgreens

Growing Microgreens

One of the coolest things about microgreens is that you can grow them year round.  In the middle of winter when everything is brown and gray outside and you know most supermarket produce travels more miles than you did on your last vacation, something fresh, alive […]

Repurpose Concrete Splash Guards

Repurpose Concrete Splash Guards

It seems that no matter where you end a path or a step the lawn or area just beyond it become a trampled soggy mess during rainy periods.  It also seems that over time we have replace all of our old concrete down spout diverters […]

Microgreens: How to Harvest and Wash

Microgreens: How to Harvest and Wash

If you are wondering what microgreens are you can get some general information in this post.  You have your micro greens that you’ve either grown or perhaps purchased.  I think the best way to purchase microgreens is as living plants.  As soon as you cut […]

Get to Know Micro-greens

Get to Know Micro-greens

What are micro-greens?  You aren’t alone if you are asking that question.  Micro-greens are really small versions of plants you already know and love (well even if you don’t love some of their grown up counterparts, you may still love micros).  They are somewhere between a […]

Grow a Little Fruit Tree- Book Review

Grow a Little Fruit Tree- Book Review

I just finished reading Grow a Little Fruit Tree by Ann Ralph.  Around our home we have a pear tree, two apple trees, and a plum tree.  Last year I cut down the peach tree (the second one in that spot) that was probably 10 years […]

Bird Song and Battles Round Two-What Would You Do?

Bird Song and Battles Round Two-What Would You Do?

A bird is building a nest in my green house.  Here we go again! Last Spring I battled a moma robin building a nest on my back porch light.  If my shades are up, I can see through one of the house windows into my 4 […]

Something From My Grapevines, Finally!

Something From My Grapevines, Finally!

Before you start celebrating with me I have to confess, I don’t have any grapes!  I think this is the fifth year I’ve had my grapes and I still have never savored the sweet victory of  a ripe grape bursting in my mouth.  I have […]

Phenology: The Garden Helper You Might Not Know About

Phenology: The Garden Helper You Might Not Know About

I have a forsythia bush in my yard.  It is always the first plant in my yard to bloom in the spring, followed by the Bradford Pear and then the Red Bud tree. The date of blooming can vary wildly, anywhere from late February to early April. […]