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Seed Catalogues Are Coming!

I just got my new Burpee catalogue in the mail, filled with delightful photos of the huge variety of seeds that are available for the home gardener. I just love this time of year and drool over the beautiful vegetables that I can grow. For the Florida gardener, now is the time to plan […]

Plant Your Fall Garden Seeds Now!

By now all of you Florida gardeners should have your seeds started. If you don’t, there are plenty of seed starting systems available, and it’s not too late to plant your seeds. If you get them started this week, You’ll be able to move them into your outside beds in mid-October, at 6 weeks […]

Get Those Tomatoes Started!

Isn’t this an interesting tomato? What a dramatic presentation! It’s an open-polinated heirloom tomato of Russian origin called Black Sea Man. These are medium sized fruit on short potato-leaf plants. I think I might try growing these because they’re so pretty. That’s the beauty of starting your own seeds – you can grow whatever you […]

Plan Your Garden

My thoughts are turning to all of you wonderful gardeners to the north of us who should begin planning your spring gardens now. Those of you in Zone 9 and even parts of Zone 8, including northern Florida, the Gulf Coast, south Texas and southern and coastal California can all plan on setting your seedlings […]

Attention Northern Gardeners!

The reason that all the seed companies send their catalogues out in January is that they know that now is the time for those growing vegetables in zones 2 through 8 to purchase the seeds they want to start. The rule of thumb is to take into consideration the last projected frost date for […]

Seed Starting

This is the first year that I haven’t started seedlings, and I’m sorry that I don’t have much diversity in the varieties of vegetables that shopping the seed catalogues affords. I don’t like being at the mercy of the local nurseries, but I just didn’t […]