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April Showers Bring May Veggies!

Spring has definitely sprung, and if you haven’t done so yet, now is the time to get those vegetable plants in your beds if you live in the northern part of the country. As you’ve seen on this blog, raised beds are the way to go, and organic gardening is far preferable to using […]

Get Your Beds Ready!

South Florida planting time will soon be here. Now’s the time to get the weeds all pulled from your beds, and re-fill the beds with soil. If you have a composter or a compost pile, now is the time to turn your beds into fertile growing boxes. Take the time now to enrich your […]

Root Vegetables

Root vegetables like beets, turnips, carrots, parsnips, onions, rutabagas, and radishes are easy to grow in raised beds or containers, and if you love them like I do, they’re very rewarding crops.

What most novice gardeners don’t think through before planting their root veggie seeds is that they need a good depth […]

Tomato Earth Boxes and Success Kits

This is an Earth Box. I get flyers advertising these all the time. I’ve always wanted to try one.

Green Earth Box Ready-to-Grow SystemThe Green Earth Box Ready-to-Grow System is the new secret way to grow larger, higher-quality flowers, herbs, vegetables and plants. Great for container gardening or seed starting! Grow vegetables, fruits, herbs and […]


I am loving these grow bags with the tomato automators. With NO attention from me, these plants are zooming upward and outward. Now they are beginning to blossom in nice clusters of blossoms.

Then I looked in the second bed where I threw the Roma […]

Go, Tomatoes, Grow!

Planted April 5th, and zooming up to the top of the cage, these tomatoes are growing so fast! In one week the Brandywine tomato on the left has grown a foot higher! Both of these babies have blossoms forming already. I love these tomato automators and the grow bags. I’ve […]

Grow Bag, Automator, Aqua Cone, Sea Magic, & BiotaMax Trials

I planted these little seedlings exactly 23 days ago. I have never, ever seen tomato plants flourish so quickly! I walked outside and said “WOW!” I couldn’t believe how big and healthy these two plants are. On these, I did everything right. I set up the growing bags with good soil and good organic slow […]

Tomato Automators

I have seen these for years at many gardening sites and in all the catalogues, and I must admit I’ve always been intrigued by them. This product is called a tomato automator. Here’s what Gardener’s Supply has to say about it:

These deceptively simple tomato plant surrounds will produce healthier, more productive tomato plants […]

Yikes! Spikes!

In my ever increasing effort to host a work free, maintenance free garden this summer, I have invested in something called watering spikes. I ordered them from Gardener’s Supply and can’t wait to see how well they work. These little babies are going to be a big help this summer. Since I’m growing tomatoes in […]

Spring Planting

Beefsteak tomatoes ripening on the vine.

Today Rick and I planted several more tomato plants. I am not satisfied with the large tomatoes I’m getting so far this season. They’re delicious, but far too few for me. Some kind of disease killed two of the three beefsteak tomato plants I had, and the resulting […]