Hot peppers hail from Mexico, and the closer you can mimic that climate the more successful you’ll be at growing them. They like lots of sun and hot, dry weather. Start them in the spring 12 weeks before the last frost if you’re living above zone 10. Here in Florida they do best during the […]
October is planting month here in south Florida, and any time during the month is good to plant in Zone 10. Ideally, it’s good to wait until mid month when the temperatures are likely to drop below 90 during the day. Tender seedlings don’t like extreme heat and hot sun, so get your beds ready, […]
Imagine a garden full of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, corn, beans, peas, broccoli, cabbage, greens, gourmet lettuces, radishes, carrots, onions, potatoes and herbs, growing in your yard in as little as 64 square feet. Utilizing a modified version of Mel Bartholemew’s Square Foot Gardening principles, we will explore an almost work free garden (once you […]
I made a small batch of pickles again today – only six jars. We ran out of our sliced pickles months ago and I miss them. Today I made all sliced pickles for sandwiches (the photo above is from a previous batch of spears.)
The last jar I saw of Vlassic […]
It’s October in South Florida, the perfect month to plant a vegetable garden. The humidity has dropped, temperatures are still in the 80′s, and the summer storms are still around for great irrigation.
If you haven’t built your raised beds yet, go get the lumber this week and get them built. See my post […]
This takes the upside down growing bag to new heights. I think it’s a great idea. Click on the picture to take you to Gardener’s Supply. They recommend Better Bush tomatoes for growing upside down, and they sell them too, I believe.
There’s room for three full-size tomato plants inside this oversize growing […]
It’s Monday. A new week begins. For those of you in the Midwest, Eastern US and other Zones 6 – 8 areas, now’s the time to get over to the local nurseries to see what plants they have. Don’t just look for flowers for the yard. Delve into the vegetable section and see what healthy […]
I grew this sunflower in my corn bed one year. I love the logarithmic spirals in the seed head. God is so cool.
I’ve received several emails from readers here in sunny zone 10 who want to plant a garden now, in March. I’ve told them all to go ahead with the warm weather […]
I awakened this morning feeling a little funky, so decided to chop up a few veggies and make chicken soup. It turned into this:
In a large Dutch oven, saute the veggies listed below.
2 Tbsp olive oil 4 large stalks of celery, sliced 4 carrots, peeled and sliced into coins 1 large onion, chopped […]