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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 […]

Memorial Day

My dad was in the Army during WW2. He served in the South Pacific. These photos were taken in New Guinea. He’s been dead since 1973, and not a single Memorial Day has passed since then when I didn’t think of my dad, Robert C. Meisterling, and his service to and love of this great […]

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 […]

Buying Pre-Made Raised Beds

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: raised beds are the best way to grow vegetables. When it comes to raised beds, the deeper they are, the better. Soil levels settle with rain, and I like at least 10″ depth for growing most vegetables. My beds are 18″ deep, mainly because the greater […]


I love growing things. Since we are living in this rental home for only a short period of time, I have no garden at the present moment. But I can always enjoy the husbandry of growing things with my countertop sprout garden. I’m so excited because today is the scheduled delivery day for my […]

I Love My Kindle

I recently got a Kindle electronic reader. I’d had some surgery and needed a good source of reading material, so I ordered the new, little Kindle from Amazon. I love it. I don’t know how I’ve lived for so long without it. I like everything about it. I like that I can […]

Organic Gardening

I recently read a book that reproved me greatly. It’s entitled “By Grace” and the author is Grace Bliss, the great nutritionist and natural foods proponent. In it, she talks at length about the harmful effects of chemical fertilizers. I thought that only the chemical pesticides were harmful, but according to her (and she […]